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    Cristina Dias
    Criatura #25, #24 & #23

    Rings. Silicone rubber, pigment, wool, steel wire, magnets

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    Cristina Dias
    Criatura #23

    Ring. Silicone rubber, pigment, wool, steel wire, magnets

    2” x 2” x 1 1/2”

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    Cristina Dias
    Criatura #23

    Ring. Silicone rubber, pigment, wool, steel wire, magnets

    2” x 2” x 1 1/2”

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    Cristina Dias
    Criatura #24

    Ring. Silicone rubber, pigment, wool, steel wire, magnets

    2 1/2” x 2 1/8” x 1 7/8”

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    Cristina Dias
    Criatura #24

    Ring. Silicone rubber, pigment, wool, steel wire, magnets

    2 1/2” x 2 1/8” x 1 7/8”

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    Cristina Dias
    Criatura #25

    Ring. Silicone rubber, pigment, wool, steel wire, magnets

    3” x 3 1/4” x 2 1/2”

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    Cristina Dias
    Criatura #25

    Ring. Silicone rubber, pigment, wool, steel wire, magnets

    3” x 3 1/4” x 2 1/2”

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    Cristina Dias
    Criatura #26

    13 multicolored sections that can be worn as a necklace or two separate bracelets. Silicone rubber, pigment, wool, fiber, wire, monofilament, magnets

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    Bracelet

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    Criatura #7

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    Criatura #7, from side

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    Criatura 21

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    Criatura 21 Combonation

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    Criatura 21 Combonation

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    Cristina Dias
    Brooch 4 "All That Glitters" Series, Side

    Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment, Metal Pin Back
    Dimensions: Approx. 1 ¾ ” x 1 ½ ” x 1”

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    Cristina Dias
    Brooch 4 "All That Glitters" Series

    Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment, Metal Pin Back
    Dimensions: Approx. 1 ¾ ” x 1 ½ ” x 1”

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    Cristina Dias
    Brooch 5 "All That Glitters" Series

    Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment, Metal Pin Back
    Dimensions: Approx. 1 ½ ” x 1 ¼” x 1”

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    Cristina Dias
    Brooch 6 "All That Glitters" Series

    Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment, Metal Pin Back
    Dimensions: Approx. 1 ½ ” D x 2 ½ ”

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    Cristina Dias
    Necklace 2 "All That Glitters" Series

    Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment
    Dimensions: Approx. 3 ½ ” D x 1”

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    Cristina Dias
    Necklace 2 "All That Glitters" Series (detail)

    Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment
    Dimensions: Approx. 3 ½ ” D x 1”

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    Cristina Dias
    Necklace 3 - All That Glitters Series

    Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment. Dimensions: Approx. 5  D x 3 ¼ ” x ¾ “

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    Cristina Dias
    Criatura #10

    Silicone, Rubber, pigment, fiber, wool,
    steel wire, beads, magnets.

    Inspired by the paintings of Takashi Murakami.

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    Cristina Dias
    Criatura #11

    Silicone, Rubber, pigment, fiber, wool,
    steel wire, beads, magnets.

    Inspired by the paintings of Takashi Murakami.

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    Criatura

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    Criatura

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    Criatura

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    Criatura

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    Criatura

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    Criatura

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    Criatura

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    Criatura

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Cristina Dias
Criatura #25, #24 & #23

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Criatura #23

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Cristina Dias
Criatura #23

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Cristina Dias
Criatura #24

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Cristina Dias
Criatura #24

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Cristina Dias
Criatura #25

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Criatura #25

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Cristina Dias
Criatura #26

13 multicolored sections that can be worn as a necklace or two separate bracelets. Silicone rubber, pigment, wool, fiber, wire, monofilament, magnets


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Bracelet


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Brooch


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Criatura #7


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Criatura #7, from side


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Criatura 21


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Criatura 21 Combonation


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Criatura 21 Combonation


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Cristina Dias
Brooch 4 “All That Glitters” Series, Side

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment, Metal Pin Back
Dimensions: Approx. 1 ¾ ” x 1 ½ ” x 1”


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Cristina Dias
Brooch 4 “All That Glitters” Series

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment, Metal Pin Back
Dimensions: Approx. 1 ¾ ” x 1 ½ ” x 1”


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Cristina Dias
Brooch 5 “All That Glitters” Series

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment, Metal Pin Back
Dimensions: Approx. 1 ½ ” x 1 ¼” x 1”


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Brooch 6 “All That Glitters” Series

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment, Metal Pin Back
Dimensions: Approx. 1 ½ ” D x 2 ½ ”


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Cristina Dias
Necklace 2 “All That Glitters” Series

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment
Dimensions: Approx. 3 ½ ” D x 1”


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Cristina Dias
Necklace 2 “All That Glitters” Series (detail)

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment
Dimensions: Approx. 3 ½ ” D x 1”


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Cristina Dias
Necklace 3 – All That Glitters Series

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment. Dimensions: Approx. 5  D x 3 ¼ ” x ¾ “


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Cristina Dias
Criatura #10

Silicone, Rubber, pigment, fiber, wool,
steel wire, beads, magnets.

Inspired by the paintings of Takashi Murakami.


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Cristina Dias
Criatura #11

Silicone, Rubber, pigment, fiber, wool,
steel wire, beads, magnets.

Inspired by the paintings of Takashi Murakami.


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Criatura


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Cristina Dias
Criatura #25, #24 & #23

Rings. Silicone rubber, pigment, wool, steel wire, magnets


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Cristina Dias
Criatura #23

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Criatura #23

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Criatura #24

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Criatura #24

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Criatura #25

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Criatura #25

Ring. Silicone rubber, pigment, wool, steel wire, magnets


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Cristina Dias
Criatura #26

13 multicolored sections that can be worn as a necklace or two separate bracelets. Silicone rubber, pigment, wool, fiber, wire, monofilament, magnets


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Cristina Dias
Bracelet


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Bracelet


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Brooch


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Criatura #7


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Criatura #7, from side


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Criatura 21


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Criatura 21 Combonation


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Criatura 21 Combonation


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Cristina Dias
Brooch 4 “All That Glitters” Series, Side

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment, Metal Pin Back
Dimensions: Approx. 1 ¾ ” x 1 ½ ” x 1”


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Cristina Dias
Brooch 4 “All That Glitters” Series

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment, Metal Pin Back
Dimensions: Approx. 1 ¾ ” x 1 ½ ” x 1”


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Brooch 5 “All That Glitters” Series

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment, Metal Pin Back
Dimensions: Approx. 1 ½ ” x 1 ¼” x 1”


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Brooch 6 “All That Glitters” Series

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment, Metal Pin Back
Dimensions: Approx. 1 ½ ” D x 2 ½ ”


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Necklace 2 “All That Glitters” Series

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment
Dimensions: Approx. 3 ½ ” D x 1”


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Cristina Dias
Necklace 2 “All That Glitters” Series (detail)

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment
Dimensions: Approx. 3 ½ ” D x 1”


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Necklace 3 – All That Glitters Series

Materials: Silicone Rubber, Pigment. Dimensions: Approx. 5  D x 3 ¼ ” x ¾ “


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Cristina Dias
Criatura #10

Silicone, Rubber, pigment, fiber, wool,
steel wire, beads, magnets.

Inspired by the paintings of Takashi Murakami.


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Criatura #11

Silicone, Rubber, pigment, fiber, wool,
steel wire, beads, magnets.

Inspired by the paintings of Takashi Murakami.


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Cristina Dias employs various unusual jewelry materials including rubber and silicone, creating jewelry with unexpected textures. Dias was a student of Joe Wood at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Statement

Criaturas is an ongoing series of objects and jewelry inspired by tantalizing organisms. Each piece is a hybrid of an extensive collection of visual impressions with opposing qualities: attractive and repulsive, beautiful and grotesque, familiar and yet exotic. I strive to translate these qualities into objects that are ambiguous in form and color as to avoid the allocation of identification, therefore asking the audience to take a fresh look at surfaces, textures, colors and forms combined into whole new entities.

The use of materials such as wire, fibers and magnets embedded in the pigmented silicone allows for my work to be flexible, colorful and sometimes wearable in unexpected ways. A brooch or necklace composed of three or more parts, for example, allows the wearer to rearrange the piece in different ways or to wear fewer parts at a time. The use of magnets replaces conventional clasps and adds to the playfulness and versatility of each wearable creature.

Selected Collections

  • Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  • Teaching Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
  • Numerous private collections throughout the United States