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emiko oye

Inspired by haute couture, art history, contemporary music, and found objects, San Francisco artist emiko oye, handcrafts colorful and bold urban jewelry from repurposed LEGO™, metals, gemstones, and recycled materials.
Utilizing such a globally beloved material, she tugs on the nostalgic heartstrings of all genders, young and old, artfully embedding memory into conversation-sparking, contemporary adornment.

Since receiving her BFA from Syracuse University in 1997, her work has been shown in exhibitions internationally and across the US including a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design. Her art is in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland Oregon. Her work has been featured in many publications including: 21st Century Jewelry, On Jewellery, The Art of Jewelry: Plastic and Resin, Humor in Craft, Metalsmith Magazine and American Craft.

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Current Work

Cat Woman and Bat Girl Earrings
In Repurposed Legos By Emiko Oye


Garnet Moon Bib2 Necklace
Limited Edition Necklace: Repurposed Legos, Argentium Silver, Nylon Coated Steel Cable. Artist: Emiko Oye

Past Work


No.4 - Big Mouth Strikes Again 
Under the Killing Moon: Series of surrealist lips. One-of-a-kind convertible necklace and wall-mounted sculpture. Repurposed and recycled LEGO®, Argentium silver, rare earth magnets. Pendant measures 5.375 x 3.75 x 2" Necklace is 21.5" long. 
Exhibit: Outer Limits 


"Lazarus" Chest Armour 
Armour in repurposed LEGO, cotton base, cotton/polyester binding, silk lining, Argtentium silver, sterling silver, and steel snaps. 17" L x 20" W x .75" D. 
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016 

Iced Windows Medium 
Limited edition earrings in repurposed LEGO and Argentium silver. 3 x 1". 

1959 "Dawning" 
Necklace in repurposed LEGO and cording. 11.5 x 7.5 x 2.25" 
Exhibit: Celebrating 70