Islay Taylor was born in Wakefield, Rhode Island. She is a contemporary art jeweler, who uses the body as a pedestal to showcase wearable sculptures. She received her MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, she works as the Gallery Director at Hera Gallery, teaches Continuing Education at RISD, and maintains an active studio practice. You have to love her creativity! I find her take on brass knuckles to be so eye-catching and original! Inspired by the Kid Sister song, Pro Nailz, these Knuckle Dusters
are pure gold plated bronze, topped with bezel set hand painted acrylic nails. Adds that perfect feminine touch, don’t ya think?? Great work!