Jill Herlands


Jill Herlands came to metalwork by accident. She was looking to advance a non-related hobby and instead found a passion in the flame of the torch. Prior to becoming a jewelry artist, Herlands worked in the music industry as an agent. She was drawn to the look of the musicians she represented, which included chunky, statement jewelry. That style is apparent in her current artistic form. Herlands is self-taught, which gives her the freedom to make her own rules. She uses hand-fabrication to coax precious metals into sculptures and is known to incorporate concrete, wood and rough gemstones into her work as well. Herlands possesses a balance and familiarity with what some consider risk- taking. She trusts her instincts, innovation and experimentation to inform her process. Her award-winning work is featured in fashion magazines, galleries and boutiques worldwide. Herlands currently lives and works in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.



As a self-taught jewelry artist, I am unbound by rules. My techniques are experimental, and my materials are chosen with contrast in mind. My creative process is one of spontaneity of the form and the composition, while the imperfection becomes the strength of the work. Ever fascinated and curious about the unknown, I trust my imagination, innovation and experimentation to inform my process. Some might consider working without a plan as risky, but to me it is as natural as breathing. I strive to orchestrate both creative tension and unpredictable resolve providing a steady source of surprise and delight. My goal is to have my work elicit the same feeling as watching fireworks explode … the tension as it skyrockets and the ‘ahhh’ in the visual exhale.


2018 ‘JILL HERLANDS’, Dreams on Air, New York, NY
2016 ‘JILL.HERLANDS’, Gallery OVO, South Orange, NJ


2020 ‘Bye for Now’, Varwest Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2019 ‘A Stitch to Wear’, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD
2019 ‘Craft Forms’, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2019 ‘Frame Selected Galleries’ at Handwerk and Design, Munich, Germany
2018 ‘Empire of Dirt’, Dab Art Gallery, Ventura, CA
2018 ‘Chasing Ghosts’, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
2018 ‘Abstract Catalyst’, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
2018 ‘Fierce and Frail’, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
2018 ‘10x10x10’, Tieton Arts Center, Tieton, WA
2018 ‘Makers Mark’, Verum Ultimum, Portland Oregon
2018 ‘Fun House 18: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic, and Bizarre’, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2018 ‘Act 2: Art as a Career Sequel’, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ
2018 ‘No Matter Matters’, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy
2018 ‘About Volumes’, Vitraria Gallery, Venice, ITL
2018 ‘By Hand’, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA
2018 ‘ADORN’, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2017 ‘Good Things Come in Small Packages’, Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA 2017 ‘On Fire’, Gallery OVO, South Orange, NJ
2017 ‘On the Rocks’, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 ‘Stepping into Liquid’, Gallery OVO, South Orange, NJ


2020 GAY TIMES Magazine, AMC THE WALKING DEAD actor Nico Tortorella 2020 ESTELA Magazine, November 2020
2020 SCORPIO JIN Magazine, ‘The ‘Raven’
2020 VULCAN Magazine, ‘The Witch’, November 2020
2020 L’OFFICIEL Brasil Magazine, Cover, November 2020
2020 BELLO Magazine, Cover, November 2020
2020 PHOTOBOOK Magazine, ‘The Last Bloom’
2020 SELECTA Magazine, Cover Story, ‘Denise Quinones’
2020 HAUTE PUNCH Magazine
2020 OVER Magazine, Cover Story, October 2020, Issue 15
2020 GLAMOUR, South Africa, ‘Old City, New Gaze’, Nov. ‘20
2020 MALVIE Magazine ‘Meet me in the Autumn Garden’
2020 SICKY Magazine Allie X Opens a New Chapter with ‘Cape God’
2020 MARIKA Magazine, Cover,  ‘Russian Doll’
2020 FIZZY Magazine ‘Melanin’ KAH-LO
2020 L’OFFICIEL Hommes Brasil ‘Isolamento Reflexivo’
2020 L’OFFICIEL Magazine, ‘Empty Spaces’ September 2020
2020 GLAMOUR Magazine, ‘Beauty’ Issue
2020 BAHM Magazine, ‘Spring Story’
2020 LUCYS Magazine, ‘KAT’
2020 DOWNTOWN Magazine, ‘NYC Spring Sustainable’
2020 FEROCE Magazine, ‘You Can’t be Dead Because I Love You’
2020 MODE Magazine, April, 2020
2020 BELLA Magazine, Liris Crosse, ‘The Naomi Campbell of Plus,’ Releases Her First Book
2020 NYLON Magazine, Allie X Opens a New Chapter with ‘Cape God’
2020 SICKY Magazine, ‘Princes will be Kings’
2020 PHOTOBOOK Magazine,1.11.20, ‘Big 80’s Hair’
2020 KODD Magazine, ‘Texture’
2019 FASHIONISTO Magazine, ‘Mulberry and Canal’
2019 SCHON! Magazine, 11.10.19, ‘The New Ten-ants’
2019 REFINERY29, ‘These Joyful Photos Celebrate Transmasculine People’
2019 W42ST, Issue 60, The Gifted Issue, ‘Imperfect Beauty’
2019 SEE Magazine, ‘The Best Fall 2019, Street Style II’ – New York
2019 FOOTWEAR PLUS Magazine, Vol.29, Issue 9, ‘Weekend Getaway’
2019 FLANELLE Magazine, ‘Goddess Rising’
2019 NYLON Español, ‘New York Streets’, October 2019
2019 GLAMOUR Hungary, ‘Here’s How to Incorporate the Coolest Trends of the Fall into your Wardrobe’, September 2019
2019 HUES Magazine, Mode #45, ‘Tough Skin’, September 2019
2019 DISRUPSHION Magazine, ‘Glam Happenings’, Fall 2019
2019 L’OFFICIEL Baltics Magazine, ‘Vervain’, September, 2019
2019 ELEGANT Magazine, Vol.61,  No.22
2019 CIVILIAN Magazine, ‘The Plaid Truth’
2019 BAD HOMBRE Magazine, ‘Are Tattoos the New Way for Expressing Your Identity?’
2019 JAMS Magazine, ‘Jewelry and Metals’
2019 MAN REPELLER Magazine, ‘Gentle Suggestion: Florals for Spring?’
2019 PAPER Magazine, ‘Plastique Tiara Talks New Music Video’, K-Pop, and Drag Race’
2019 CAGED Magazine, ’Maryse’
2019 SALYSE Magazine,Vol.5 No.32, ‘Moors of Malmö’
2019 IMIRAGE Magazine, Issue #420, ‘Midas’
2019 SPIRIT AND FLESH Magazine, ‘Of Style, Color, and Rhymes’
2019 CAKE Magazine, Busy Earning Issue ‘Eventually, Everything Connects’
2019 PAPER Magazine, ‘What Does it Mean to be Superhuman?’ February 8, 2019
2019 THE IMAGINISTA Publication, Amy Rutberg, ‘Daredevil,’ Netflix
2019 ELEMENTS Magazine, Winter 2019, Issue 01, ‘Solstice’
2019 SOLSTICE Magazine, The Beauty Issue, Issue 24, Vol. 1., ‘High and Mighty’
2018 IMIRAGE Magazine, Cover, Edition #348
2018 NORWEGIEN JEWELRY Blog, ‘Rebellion, Music & Jewelry, A New York Story’ 2018
2018 ONE 37 PM Magazine, ‘Fearless Influencer Chris Lavish Makes19 Fashion Predictions for 2019’
2018 BlEU Magazine, Issue 57, ‘Spiritual Initiation into Earth Gang’
2018 ‘Are you Afraid of Color?’ Photography by Constantino
2018 Fashion Week Online, ‘Interview with New York Jewelry Artist, Jill Herlands’
2018 BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE Magazine, ‘Barrett Art Center’
2018 OKing Media, ‘House of Art’
2018 JUST-Magazine, ‘Bottle Rocket’
2018 Mis Imprescindibles, ‘Paris Fashion Week’
2018 Benchpeg ‘Micro Scenery and Architectural Influences’
2018 LEWIS Magazine, ‘Nile Goodlad’
2018 Adornment, ‘Curating Contemporary Jewelry’
2018 Adornment-Jewelry – ‘No Matter, Matters’
2018 JAAMZIN Magazine, Issue 3, Vol. 1, April 2018, ‘Artist Jill Herlands’
2018 Arte.it, ‘Jill Herlands’
2018 L’Orafo Italiano ‘No Matter Matters’
2018 JAMS Magazine, ‘Jewelry and Metals’
2018 FEROCE, May, 2018 Vol.6
2018 The Carrot Box – Art-Jewelry ‘Jill Herlands’
2018 PROCRASTINATE Magazine, – ‘Under Water’
2018 ‘Object of Reference’ – ‘Wearable Art by Jill Herlands’
2018 PROCRASTINATE Magazine – ‘Moving Out’
2018 Artistar.it, ‘Jill Herlands’
2017 JERSEY INDIE Blog, ‘MetalurJ at Gallery OVO’
2017 London Jewellers, ‘Inspirational Jewelers’
2017 Inspirational Trends, ‘Born to Rock’
2016 Polyvore, ‘Jill Herlands’
2016 NATIONAL JEWELER Magazine, ‘Jill Herlands’
2016 THE GEM THERAPIST Blog, ‘Jill Herlands’
2016 Isabella Lee, ‘Rockin’ That Gem’
2016 Designer Profile, ‘MetalurJ, Jill Herlands’
2015 Jewelry Logic, Michelle Orman, ‘Jill Herlands’
2015 The Insider, Mimi Santa Cruz, ‘Bling and Baubles Regalia’


2019, February 6, ‘Pickler and Ben’
2019 THE IMAGINISTA Publication, Amy Rutberg, ‘Daredevil,’ Netflix


Winner – Baby Forest Awards, 2018 Applied Art/Contemporary Craft Honorable Mention – ‘Fun House 18’ Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY


SNAG, Eugene, OR
WJA, Poughkeepsie, NY
Klimt02, Barcelona, Spain
Crafthaus, London, England
American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN
Accessories Council, New York, NY
Art Jewelry Forum, San Antonio, TX
Fashion Group International, New York, NY