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Hot Under the Collar: A Survey of Contemporary Necklaces
Choker, collar, lariat, torque, pendant, the necklace is one of the most diverse formats available to metalsmiths today. Whether cascading down the front, or draped down the back, the possibilities are nearly endless. The human torso provides us with one of our largest canvases, while still keeping body as site.
From comments on the classic strand…Continue
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"Translucent" featuring recycled school folders, will be featured in the upcoming Lark book entitled, "30-Minute Bracelets" by Marthe Le Van. The book is set for release in mid 2012.
DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW POSSESS MANY TALENTS?…
Added by Mary Hallam Pearse on November 3, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments
I wanted to have this piece finished for Hallowe'en but things got in the way, so here is my Spoon Skull Cross, a bit of fun made from iron wire from a building site in Brighton, a rusted bolt, some flat ground tool steel from a derelict workshop, a silver souvenir teaspoon, silver, copper, rubies, sapphire, garnets and carnelian:
Added by The Justified Sinner on November 3, 2011 at 4:34pm — No Comments
As a bit of a precursor to an online exhibition I'm organising on Crafthaus about contemporary craft in Scotland, glass-artist Jeff Zimmer, an American who is representing Scotland at SOFA, has just posted images of the works he is exhibiting there. Hauntingly beautiful.
Added by The Justified Sinner on November 1, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments
Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands. Located in the south, it is the original home to the dutch electronics giant Phillips which opened its manufacturing in Eindhoven in 1891 causing an industrial boom. More recently it has become the capital of Dutchie (industrial) design. This has mostly to do with the success of the Design Academy which has attracted professionals from the field including…Continue
A flying visit to Birmingham for a meeting and the opening of Terry Hunt's marvellous "All Golds" exhibition. Terry has been one of the main educators in the jewellery industry in the UK for over 40 years, teaching at the jewellery school of UCE in the city at all levels of expertise. In his way, he has taught many of the current "movers and shakers" of the industry and to celebrate his retirement - it is hard to imagine how anyone could ever replace his boundless energy and educational…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on October 29, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments
While I was in Genova, I went to see the newest contemporary jewellery gallery in the town, Te.Ta.Bu., located in a back street near the castle gate in the ancient part of the city. Run by Camilla Teglio, Barbara Taramasso and Emanuela Burlando, this gallery aims to showcase the works of the makers as well as others.
I just wanted to share the link to the liveblog that I did of the Seattle Metals Guild 2011 Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium.
There you'll find quotes and snippets of the talks from the speakers, as best as I was able to capture at the time.
Speakers this year included:
Added by Tara J. Brannigan on October 24, 2011 at 12:57pm — No Comments
It is trendy these days to ‘upcycle’, and many online storefronts are full of of reimagined-refinished-refurbished pieces that appeal to a vintage-loving, shabby-chic crowd. If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, or even if this is your first time browsing my collection, you…Continue
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It's been a week where I've not been able to proceed as I am waiting for other people to do things, thus Fashion:Victim is waiting for a piece of jet to be carved and Future Legend is waiting for some fresh acrylic enamels to be delivered. Instead of working on those, I've spent the last few days dusting off half-completed projects and finishing them, largely to restock my Etsy shop.
Some of the completed pieces:
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Over the last few years there has been a significant revival of interest in enamel with a number of contemporary jewellers developing new ways of working with enamel that enable them to create exciting and innovative work.
This exhibition showcases the work of thirty jewellers of international standing who,…
Added by Liana Pattihis on October 13, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
BRAND NEW! My Fresh Talent Series on AJF's blog!
Check out my first post featuring Boris De Beijer!
Freshly graduated from the Gerrit Reitveld Academy, Boris’s romantic vision is not one of baroque finery or Victorian lace, but the new romance of the post…Continue
Added by kerianne quick on October 10, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
It is cold and has done nothing but rain all weekend here so I spent the day at my engraving bench working on one of the elements for Future Legend. I'm fairly pleased with the way this came out as it is the first piece of scroll engraving I've designed and engraved myself all the way through:
Added by The Justified Sinner on October 9, 2011 at 2:53pm — No Comments
It's funny how one thing going wrong can eclipse everything else which went right!
I've had that happen today. I picked up working on Future Legend again, having given it a break to get on with Fashion:Victim for a while. (Fashion:Victim is at an impasse as I am waiting for a jet carving to be made for it and for some stones to be sourced!)
Future Legend has been nearly completed for some time now, so it should be a matter of…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on October 7, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments
Mild Steel, silver 925, steel: Martyn Nellie Constance was a pioneer business woman in steel industry and she was very successful despite her father’s initial doubt about her because she was a woman. When…Continue
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I left the workshop tonight, fully intending to spend the evening engraving but found, instead, that my bike had a puncture and, worse, that I had packed the wrong pump (Presta not Schrader) in my rucksack, so it took me almost twice as long to get home and now I have no time to engrave... Still, I've got the piece (a part of Future Legend) in the vice, ready for tomorrow, then I am going to have to patch my inner-tube. Bah!
The somewhat odd title of this…Continue