Cortlandt, N.Y.–based Audrius Krulis moved to the United States in 1993 for a sculpting gig, but when it fell through he decided to stay and give making miniatures a try. Armed with graduate degree in fine arts and sculpture from the Vilnius Academy of Arts in Vilnius, Lithuania, Krulis applied his experience crafting big sculptures in plaster and copper sheets—like figures on cathedral rooftops—to making fine jewelry, eventually founding his eponymous firm in 2012. Now asymmetrical balance and three-dimensional styles define his work, with equally harmonious positive and negative parts, an organic effect sometimes accented by light and dark effects in the metal, and “no bad sides of the jewelry,” he explains. Krulis makes all styles at the bench himself in 18k gold with tourmalines and colored sapphires (though sometimes son Karolis pitches in to set a stone or two). Find Krulis at JCK Tucson in booth no. 80.
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Starting retail price: $300
Trade fairs: JCK Tucson, JA New York Winter and Summer editions, the Smart Show, and JCK Las Vegas
Retailer buy-in: None to date, though Krulis likes to do a trunk-show introduction to customers to properly debut his line in stores
Contact: Audrius and Karolis Krulis, 914-218-7064
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