Emily Holcomb - Jewelry

While traveling in Arizona and New Mexico in 1965, Emily fell in love with the Southwest – its dramatic geography, the intense multi-hued landscape, the variety of distinctive cultures, and the ever-changing and extraordinary light – and resolved to relocate to New Mexico.


Upon graduation from the University of Georgia in 1970, she began teaching in Arizona. In 1972 she relocated to Albuquerque, NM. She feels incredibly fortunate to live in New Mexico where the spell and spectacular beauty of the state continues to amaze and stimulate her.

Using various layering processes in order to achieve interesting color, shape and texture in a mixed media approach are Emily's goals. She often utilizes several different media in her work.


My jewelry incorporates a varied color palette through the use of an assortment of different sizes and shapes of beads. Creating a potpourri of natural stones, seed beads, fused glass, natural precious and semi-precious stones, and hand-dyed fabric into wearable jewelry is truly rewarding and satisfying.

Silver Braided Bracelet
Shell Kumihimo
Red Kumihimo
Green Kumihimo
Embroidered Bracelet
Bone Kumihimo