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Naz Smyth:Competition-four CrystalJellies by TaliaYstudio to be won

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with TaliaYstudio and glassware company Lobmeyr to offer readers the chance to win one of four crystal pendants that double up as analogue photo filters. Congratulations to the winners! Angie Aitchison from Scotland, Sofia Ioannidi from Greece, Adam Nathalie from France and Balla Dora from Hungary. TaliaYStudio, founded by Vienna-based designer Talia Radford, produces interactive designs that propose lighthearted ways to use technology to promote physical and social interaction. CrystalJellies is the newest addition to the existing JellySeries jewellery collection, and has been developed through a collaboration with Vienna glassware company Lobmeyr. Each of the four pieces within the CrystalJellies range were inspired by chandelier pendants, and have been cut using different advanced glass-cutting techniques to create different kaleidoscopic effects. The necklaces were launched as part of [...]

Naz Smyth:Eleftheria Stamati evokes architectural forms with The Mechanics of Black jewellery

Black jewellery collection of Greek artist Eleftheria Stamati's metal necklace pendants resemble outlines of three-dimensional Tetris blocks. Stamati's Black jewellery, named The Mechanics of Black, features different flat shapes formed using thin pieces of metal. The lines are carefully arranged so their angles and varying thicknesses create the illusion of a 3D drawing showing a simple architectural volume. Stamati played with perspective, vanishing points and mathematical geometry to produce the designs. The shapes include cuboids, a cube and various L-shapes, similar to the 2D polyomino blocks – geometric shapes composed of squares connected edge to edge – used in the Tetris puzzle video game. reference: dezeen

Naz Smyth:Ron Arad shows new jewellery collections at London exhibition

The Ron Arad Rocks new jewellery collections! exhibition at the Louisa Guinness Gallery in London brings together old and new work from the Israeli designer, including his latest range of jewellery made from jagged pieces of silicone (+ slideshow). Perfectly Coiled pendant from the Naja collection The Rocks collection is made from slabs of silicone that have been hand-carved by Arad, and feature sections of patterned silk embedded inside. Earrings are made from single pieces, while necklaces feature several sections suspended alongside one another. Free Hand pendant from the Naja collection London-based designer's Naja series of pendants was also created for the exhibition. The necklaces are made from circular pieces of quartz that function as magnifying glasses, and are wrapped in bands of gold [...]

Naz Smyth:Katrin Olina combines digital and bronze-age techniques to create Primitiva jewellery

Icelandic designer Katrin Olina has crafted a range of jewellery that looks like gothic talismans but is designed and produced using both old and new techniques (+slideshow). Based on the serpentine curve described as "the line of beauty" by artist William Hogarth in 1753, the Primitiva series was designed digitally, 3D printed in wax and then cast in bronze. "The S-curve is a universal motif found throughout nature and human history," Olina told Dezeen. "I was inspired by Hogarth's curve and created my own 3D version of it." "My curve has two spheres on each extremity," she added. "The simple and yet complex basic shape allowed me to create this diversified language of shapes." Olina created 40 variations of this curve using parametric design software for [...]

April 5th, 2017|Categories: blog, jewellery design|Tags: , , |

Naz Smyth:Lucie Majerus makes “pearl” jewellery from her own teeth

Eindhoven graduate Lucie Majerus's Human Ivory jewellery collection is made from her own extracted wisdom teeth. Intended as an alternative to materials harvested from other animals, such as elephants, the collection includes earrings, cuff links, brooches and rings. A tie pin features a single "pearl" of ivory, while earrings are made of several stacked on top of one another. "Human Ivory proposes an egalitarian jewelry collection, where the body is being adorned by its own gem, polished from recognizable teeth into an abstract but familiar pearl shape," said Majerus. "By the careful transformation of smoothening of the tooth, the possible disgust associated with a human tooth evolves into attraction and beauty." Majerus saved her own wisdom teeth after extraction and cleaned them with bleach before shaping them with [...]