Linda MacNeil's vision is singular, bypassing many
influences that appear to dominate twentieth-century studio jewelry. her
work is extremely beautiful, concentrating on form and color. Gold-plated
brass is combined with geometric shapes of glass, which have been cut or
cast. Color is central to the work and catches light when worn or in
There is a continuous commitment to elegance and decoration as
her necklaces become socially involved through her aesthetic language. MacNeil's preferred materials are not inherently precious, but become
precious as the rondelles of glass and carved elements are set like
elaborate stones in the metal.
Helen W. Drutt English, essay "Linda's Web"
United in Beauty: The Jewelry and Collectors of Linda MacNeil