Alexander Calder was born in 1898 and began to transform copper scrap he found in the street into minature necklaces at the age of eight in 1906. His work in copper began to incorporate other mediums such as silver, gold, ceramic, glass and wood. Towards the end of the 1920s, the artist was developing Cirque Calder, something that made him famous by sculptured pieces. Throughout the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, Calder increasingly produced jewelry. Working amongst Modernists in Paris, and amount Abstract Expressionists in New York City, Calder’s wearable art began to reflect movements and trends. His popularity gained as his pieces were different and epxressive and caught the attention of many socialites in New York. He created approximately 1,800 unique pieces over the course of his career.