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Ornella Ianuzzi

Posted by learntobead on January 27, 2011

Ornella Ianuzzi


Cosmic Mushroom Brooch

Ianuzzi is a french jewelry artist inspired by nature, fascinated with art nouveau, intrigued by the growth patterns of natural minerals.

Take Care of Me Pendant

She likes to experiment with electrolysis process which allows metals to grow into various organic shapes and textures.

Eruption Ring

She combines minerals, which are compounds found in living things, with vegetal elements, to create wonderfully organic shapes and forms.

On The Rock Ring

Each of her pieces are hand carved.

Magnum Opus In Crucible Earrings

Christmas in the Alps

Eruption Brooch



Rooted Memories Cuff


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Legacy of Atelier Janiye

Posted by learntobead on January 27, 2011

Fuller Craft Museum Presents The Legacy of Atelier Janiye and the Legacy of Master Jeweler Miye Matsukata

The Fuller Craft Museum in Boston presents The Legacy of Atelier Janiye and the Legacy of Master Jeweler Miyé Matsukata celebrating the work and legacy of Boston-based jewelry artist Miyé Matsukata (1922–1981).

This exhibition open January 22, 2011 – July 24, 2011, presents together for the first time a retrospective selection of Matsukata’s work, alongside the work of her colleagues Nancy Wills Michel, Alexandra Solowij Watkins, and Yoshiko Yamamoto.

Atelier Janiye is a jewelry design house, representing goldsmiths who excel in manipulating the metal into very naturalistic and organic forms.     Their pieces are associated with fine craftsmanship.    Each artist has a very strong sense of style.

Miye Matukata (1922-1991)

Born in Japan, lived in Boston.   In 1968, Miyé Matsukata said, “I would like to maintain a spirit of design that is quiet and free. I feel metal can have a life if it has motion and less rigid confines.” With the layering of fluid shapes, this bracelet assumes the lightness she hoped to achieve.

Nancy Willis Michel

Alexander Solowij Watkins

Yoshiko Yamamoto

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Posted by learntobead on January 20, 2011


I entered my jewelry work in a contest called ARTISTS WANTED: A YEAR IN REVIEW. There are many judging levels to the contest. One of them is a public review. The public is asked to judge and rate the collection online. If you have the opportunity, I would appreciate if you would visit the website. At the top right corner, are a five star rating system, with 5 as the highest score. Voting ends around February 8th.

Go to:

Thanks — Warren

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Beading For Children Focuses The Mind

Posted by learntobead on January 3, 2011

Beading for Children Focuses The Mind

Cherly McMahan of the Icenhower Intermediate School, Mansifield ISD, in Arlington, Texas, shared this article she recently wrote.   The article was about Instructions for children’s beading projects for use in project based learning and therapy for children with autism.


I thought you would enjoy reading it.

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