Anna Lindsay MacDonald

Color
    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $800.00
    /

    In SIMULACRA (within likenesses)– brooch

    mother of pearl, vintage cutlery handles, sterling silver, acrylic, steel hand pierced and hand fabricated. 7x7x2cm. 2020- 2021 

    This brooch is a flexible chainmaille structure of hand carved mother of pearl and vintage cutlery handles. I was initially compelled by the visual qualities of mother of pearl; the smooth, lustrous nacre being evocative of the Art Deco period as a signifier of technical innovation. Within its own structure, the mollusc nacre is an index of the tides, the waved patterning contributing to its remarkable protective strength. Even now, the mollusk produced nacre is being studied by chemists in effort to develop lightweight aeronautic materials and armour.

    In the 1930’s and 40’s mother of pearl and other natural materials were simulated with bakelite, phenolic resins and other synthetics to create costume jewellery and popular functional items. I am fascinated by how these simulations have found their own value throughout the history of adornment by extending further into the general populations (sometimes covertly). The vintage cutlery handles allowed me to explore the subtleties of the two different materials. Optically similar, the mother of pearl is dense and compact, whereas the synthetic is almost stretchy, and endlessly durable. Together they are linked into a strong, collapsible network and brought to symmetry by the brooch mechanism. Armour for armour.

    Click here to see more work by this artist

    Cart
    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $350.00
    /

    Laika Doublet, in flouro orange, perfect for ring stacking, set with opal cabochon and three black spinels. Hand fabricated in sterling silver. 

    Size 7.5

    Click here to see more work by this artist

    Cart
    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $200.00
    /

    A Unique necklace inspired and formed from salvaged tail lights of a car. The piece also features a red acrylic disk with sterling silver. It hangs on an adjustable 24" leather cord. The pendant is 4 x 4 cm. 

     Click here to see more work by this artist

    Cart
    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $400.00
    /

    Lunaris Stud Earrings, 14k gold, mother of pearl, machine-grade acrylic; fabricated/lathed. 

    Click here to see more work by this artist

    Cart
    Stone Chainmaille Earrings, oxidised sterling silver with hand- carved found stone. 

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $100.00
    /

    Stone Chainmaille Earrings, oxidised sterling silver with hand- carved found stone. Lacily delicate, with a surprise run of ball chain connecting the open forms. 

    Click here to see more work by this artist

    Cart
    Chainmaille Structure 2 Pendant/Ring is hand fabricated 14k gold, sterling silver and green plexi and mother-of-pearl on an 18k bead chain. The pendant can be folded to be worn as a shorter pendant but also, remarkably, as a ring in two different configurations.  The pendant falls to 21 cm, and the pendat/ring measures 6 x 3 x 2 cm.
    Chainmaille Structure 2 Pendant/Ring is hand fabricated 14k gold, sterling silver and green plexi and mother-of-pearl on an 18k bead chain. The pendant can be folded to be worn as a shorter pendant but also, remarkably, as a ring in two different configurations.  The pendant falls to 21 cm, and the pendat/ring measures 6 x 3 x 2 cm.
    Chainmaille Structure 2 Pendant/Ring is hand fabricated 14k gold, sterling silver and green plexi and mother-of-pearl on an 18k bead chain. The pendant can be folded to be worn as a shorter pendant but also, remarkably, as a ring in two different configurations.  The pendant falls to 21 cm, and the pendat/ring measures 6 x 3 x 2 cm.

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $780.00
    /

    Chainmaille Structure 1. Pendant/Ring is hand fabricated 14k gold, sterling silver and green plexi and mother-of-pearl on an 18k bead chain. The pendant can be folded to be worn as a shorter pendant but also, remarkably, as a ring in two different configurations.  The pendant falls to 21 cm, and the pendant/ring measures 6 x 3 x 2 cm.

     Click here to see more work by this artist

    Cart
    Anna Lindsay MacDonald Digi-Cam Flag earrings inspired by army camouflage in sterling silver, brass and acrylic.
    Anna Lindsay MacDonald Digi-Cam Flag earrings inspired by army camouflage in sterling silver, brass and acrylic.

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $240.00
    /

    Digi-Cam Flag earrings inspired by army camouflage in sterling silver, brass and acrylic.  

    Click here to view more work by this artist.

     

    Cart
    Anna Lindsay Macdonald Digi-Cam chain earrings inspired by army camouflage in sterling silver, brass and acrylic.
    Anna Lindsay Macdonald Digi-Cam chain earrings inspired by army camouflage in sterling silver, brass and acrylic.
    Anna Lindsay Macdonald Digi-Cam chain earrings inspired by army camouflage in sterling silver, brass and acrylic.

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $400.00
    /

    Digi-Cam chain earrings inspired by army camouflage in sterling silver, brass and acrylic.  

    Click here to view more work by this artist.

     

    Cart
    1925 Earrings. Influenced by the 1920s, these earrings feature mother-of-pearl, garnet and spinels and are hand fabricated in sterling silver and acrylic.

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $400.00
    /

    1925 Earrings. Influenced by the 1920s, these earrings feature mother-of-pearl, garnet and spinels and are hand fabricated in sterling silver and acrylic.

    Click here to see more work by this artist

    Cart
    Scrying Ring in sterling silver with hand-cut acrylic and mother-of-pearl. "I like to find the balance between colour and texture. With the term 'scrying' I reference a very old idea with both the natural iridescence of mother of pearl and the poreless man-made surface of machine grade acrylics. I'm very excited about this RED, purposely chosen in pursuit of a NASA red.
    Scrying Ring in sterling silver with hand-cut acrylic and mother-of-pearl. "I like to find the balance between colour and texture. With the term 'scrying' I reference a very old idea with both the natural iridescence of mother of pearl and the poreless man-made surface of machine grade acrylics. I'm very excited about this RED, purposely chosen in pursuit of a NASA red.
    Scrying Ring in sterling silver with hand-cut acrylic and mother-of-pearl. "I like to find the balance between colour and texture. With the term 'scrying' I reference a very old idea with both the natural iridescence of mother of pearl and the poreless man-made surface of machine grade acrylics. I'm very excited about this RED, purposely chosen in pursuit of a NASA red.

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $300.00
    /

    Scrying Ring in sterling silver with hand-cut acrylic and mother-of-pearl. "I like to find the balance between colour and texture. With the term 'scrying' I reference a very old idea with both the natural iridescence of mother of pearl and the poreless man-made surface of machine grade acrylics. I'm very excited about this RED, purposely chosen in pursuit of a NASA red.

    Red, 2 cm and 6 mm between the fingers, size 7.5

    Yellow, 16mm and 5 mm between the fingers, is a pinkie ring at size 4.

    Click here to see more work by this artist

    Cart
    TIDAL COLLAR, hand-fabricated mother of pearl neckpiece on sterling silver and acrylic

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $400.00
    /

    TIDAL COLLAR, hand-fabricated mother of pearl neckpiece on sterling silver and acrylic

    Click here for more work by this artist

    Cart
    Gothic Ave., map ring, hand cut sterling silver.  Size 8, 1.5 cm

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $260.00
    /

    Gothic Ave., map ring, hand cut sterling silver.

    Size 8, 1.5 cm

    Click here for more work by this artist

    Cart
    Ottawa 1874, map bracelet, hand cut sterling silver.

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $650.00
    /

    Ottawa 1874, map bracelet, hand cut sterling silver.

    Click here for more work by this artist

    Cart
    Map Ring, Size 12, sterling silver  2 cm

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $360.00
    /

    Map Ring, Size 12, sterling silver

    2 cm

    Click here for more work by this artist

    Cart
    Hoop earrings.  Hand fabricated sterling silver, plexi glass, turquoise. 5 cm

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $260.00
    /

    Hoop earrings.

    Hand fabricated sterling silver, plexi glass, turquoise.

    5 cm

    Click here for more work by this artist

    Cart
    Anna Lindsay MacDonald
    A Personal Geometry, neckpiece.  Hand fabricated sterling silver, neon acrylic, mother of pearl.

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $550.00
    /

    A Personal Geometry, neckpiece.

    Hand fabricated sterling silver, neon acrylic, mother of pearl.

    Click here for more work by this artist

    Cart
    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $460.00
    /

    Tidal Pendant made using hand fabricated sterling silver, acrylic and mother of pearl

    6 x 6 x 7 cm

    Click here to see more work by this artist

    Cart
    Anna Lindsay MacDonald ring in acrylic, black opal, and cubic zirconia.

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $350.00
    /

    Hand fabricated Laika Signet ring in neon yellow acrylic, black opal, cubic zirconia, and sterling silver. 

    Size 6.5

    Click here to see more work by this artist

    Cart
    Lindsay MacDonald, Arch + Labradorite
    Anna Lindsay MacDonald, Arch + Labradorite
    Anna Lindsay MacDonald, Arch + Labradorite

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $800.00
    /

    Part of her Armature series, Arch + Labradorite loop earrings are hand fabricated from 18k and 14k gold.

    Click here to view more work by this artist.

     

    Cart
    CHNL.MONOLITH earrings in sterling silver, acrylic, 14k gold and enamel ny Anna Lindsay MacDonald.

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $400.00
    /

    CHNL.MONOLITH earrings in sterling silver, acrylic, 14k gold and enamel.

    4x3x0.5cm

    Click here to see more work by this artist

    Cart
    CHNL.MONOLITH ring in sterling silver, acrylic, and black onyx by Anna Lindsay MacDonald.

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $500.00
    /

    CHNL.MONOLITH ring in sterling silver, acrylic, and black onyx.

    5x8.5x5cm

    Click here to see more work by this artist

    Cart
    tfny.blu, brooch by Anna Lindsay MacDonald.
    tfny.blu, brooch by Anna Lindsay MacDonald.

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $800.00
    /

    TFNY.BLU, brooch in sterling silver, acrylic, fresh water pearl, and enamel.

    9x9x1.5cm

    Click here to see more work by this artist

    Cart
    Interlaced ring in steel and 18k yellow gold by Canadian jewellery artist Anna Lindsay MacDonald.

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $280.00
    /

    Interlaced ring in steel and 18k yellow gold

    Click here for more work by this artist

    Cart

    “Our inherent tendency toward mathematical balance is apparent in our urban streets as well as in our history of ornament. My work is an ongoing study of this relationship.”

    Anna Lindsay MacDonald received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Studio, Designed Objects, and her BFA in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing from NSCAD University. Macdonald has exhibited throughout Canada and internationally and currently teaches at OCADU in Toronto.

    Click to view the Re: Halcyon Dream Catalogue.  Essays by Shannon Stratton, Curator Museum of Art and Design NYC; Sarah Alford, PhD candidate Queen's U; and Art Jewelry Forum interview by Jessica Hughes.  The catalogue is also available at the gallery.

    Download information about Anna Lindsay here 

    Interview between Anna Lindsay MacDonald and MetalAid's Pasha Moezzi

    Video by Joya Barcelona featuring Anna Lindsay MacDonald earrings