Beth Macri brings an unconventional background to her jewelry designs. For eight years, she worked as a structural engineer, building bridges and high-end architecture in New York and London. That practice of transforming two-dimensional designs into three-dimensional reality stayed with her as she shifted into her new medium. But instead of viewing a steel I-beam for its structural soundness, she refocused on the beauty of how it stretches out the flat letter "I" into a unique, new shape. Drawing on that inspiration, she uses letters and symbols to create geometric forms that are both meaningful and structurally beautiful.