Connie Verrusio

Raised in Chicago, Connie Verrusio took her childhood passion for making jewelry to New York City, after she graduated college, in 1989. There, she taught herself silver smithing and discovered a love for mixing precious metal and reclaimed hardware. 

Verrusio, who now lives in Platekill, New York, was partially inspired to resurrect the use of 16 mm film in jewelry by the Art Museum’s Life Magazine and the Power of Photography exhibition. Each piece is an original design with reclaimed materials.