Artist Aaron Macsai at ACE

Aaron Macsai’s jewelry making demands precision, care and often hours of uninterrupted work. Macsai is showcasing his work at The American Craft Exposition (ACE), presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Evanston & Glenbrook Hospitals, with proceeds benefitting ovarian cancer research.

At ACE, Macsai will be showing his newest series of “Gold & Gemstone” bead necklaces titled “Linear Grace.” They represent fluid movement, and they are the most delicate and technically challenging jewelry he has created in the past eight years. The necklaces combine the rich elegant colors of gemstones and subtle hues of the various handmade 18k gold beads. “These pieces are like a gift of new life,” he said.
Macsai Necklace
Macsai feels strongly about medical research and because of this, he will be donating a piece of his art to ACE to raise funds and help find a cure. “I can’t afford to write a large check,” said Macsai, “but I can afford to give a piece of artwork.” Purchase show raffle tickets at ACE for your chance to win this piece.

Macsai’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including several cover shots. Here is a partial list:

  • Masters: Gold
    Lark Books © 2009
  • Art Jewelry Today 2
    Jeffery B. Snyder © 2008
  • Making Metal Beads
    Pauline Warg © 2006
  • Penland Book of Jewelry From Found Objects
    Marthe Le Van © 2005
  • Art Jewelry Today
    Dona Z. Meilach © 2003
  • Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing
    Tim McCreight © 1997
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