Seth Papac

“Jewelry, in its concentrated and intimate scale, has the unique capability to retain history, hold a memory, convey a message and transform a wearer-nothing inspires me more.”

Seth Papac received his BFA in jewelry/metal from the University of Washington and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Currently he resides in California. His work is included in many permanent collections including Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft as well as appearing many jewelry publications.  He was awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant and a Peter S Reed Foundation grant. Seth resides in Southern California, where he has his studio and is also a teacher and lecturer. 

Current Work

Field of Reeds, The Sun's Gifts Necklace 
Necklace in sterling silver, chalcedony, and lapis lazuli. Hand-made, one-of-a-kind. 18" long. 2 1/2 x 1 3/4" pendant. 

Field of Reeds, Children of the Sun Earring 
Post earrings in silver, and chalcedony. Hand-made. One-of-a-kind. 7/8 x 3/4."
Field of Reeds, Ocean Pyramid Pendant 
Necklace in silver, lapis lazuli, and malachite. Hand-made pendant and clasp. One-of-a-kind. 20" long. 1 1/4 x 1 1/8" pendant. 



Past Work


Collected Parure 1 
In brass, silver, 22k gold, found objects, and paint. 
Exhibit: Recycle: Recreate, Redefine, Re-imagine 

1951 "i.d." 
Necklace in enameled steel, powder coated steel, resin, and powder enamel. 2 x 0.75" 
Exhibit: Celebrating 70