The traditional German word for jewelry, Geschmeide, comes like the Middle High German gesmide (metal, jewelry) and the Old High German smida (metal) from the Germanic term smi (work in metal). But the art of making jewelry is not confined to skillfully working various metals. Bernhard Schobinger’s (b. 1946) earrings made from dowels, Marietta Meier-Bättig’s (b. 1966) horsehair bracelet, the bicycle tube necklace by Regula Wyss (b. 1948), and the bottle cap collar crafted by Verena Sieber-Fuchs (b. 1943) all attest to a surprisingly versatile use of materials in this field.