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Read THE DESIGNERS GAZETTE, Fall 2011

Posted by learntobead on November 8, 2011

LAND OF ODDS – JEWELRY DESIGN CENTER

Take a Moment To Read….

THE DESIGNERS GAZETTE
Fall 2011
The Design Perspective On Beading and Jewelry Making

http://www.warrenfeldjewelry.com/pdf/fu111011/fall2011pdf.pdf
Chilled Morns and Eves Warmed by Fall’s Soulful Colors, Stylish Clothes, Sophisticated Thinking, and Layered Looks. Nostalgia – for changing leaves, apple cider, turkey and dressing, family gatherings, office parties, warmth by the fire. Fall is all about presenting a more elaborated side of you to the outside world. Work and play. Online and off. Jewelry to tell the world to open up, you’re coming in from the playful summer heat.

The Illustrative Beader: Beaded Tapestry Competition – SemiFinalists Announced
Jade Carving Event
Three Artists at SOFA: New York
Bracelets in 3-D Print
Erotic Watches Auctioned Off
Australian Jewelry Topos
Tiffany Video
Ara Kuo
Robert Ebendorf – Mixed-media
Asagi Maeda – Art Jewelry
Daniel Porter Stevens – Metalsmith
Creative Mentoring – Andrea Rosenfeld
Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
Snakes – Claire Kahn
Cristobal Balenciaga
LOOT 2011
SODAmore 2011: Contemporary Art Jewelry
Empowering the Jewelry Designer
Existence for the Jewelry Designer is Befuddling
The Ugly Necklace Contest – Enter to Win
Getting Started in Beading and Jewelry Making
Jewelry Design Camp
Sherry Serafini Workshops

The Design Perspective on Beading and Jewelry Making
Land of Odds
Be Dazzled Beads, &
The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts

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Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Posted by learntobead on October 25, 2011

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
Online International Jewelry Exhibit
55 artists

Cintra Harbach

http://www.ganoksin.com/exhibition/v/beb/

 

 

Ginny Benton

This exhibit highlights jewelry made from materials other than gold, platinum or silver.    Many use found objects.    There are many “green” objects and materials.

Jill Morrison

Jewelry is defined as wearable art using a variety of materials.

Melanie West

You will see such materials as copper, brass and bronze.   Vinyl, velvet, machine components, bone, plastics, rubber, magnets, aluminum, wire, wood, plant seeds, pearls, and gemstones.

Shu Hsuan Tu

This exhibit shows a tremendous range of the possible.

Nancy Overmyer

You can see the full exhibit online.

http://www.ganoksin.com/exhibition/v/beb/

 

Sarah Kelly

 

Louve and Don Coulson

 

Burcu Buyukunal

 

Wired Elements

 

Patricia Alvarez

 

Valerie Ostenak

 

Louise Gore Langton

 

Valerie Ostenak

 

Sheila Schwede

 

 

 

 

 

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LOOT 2011

Posted by learntobead on October 25, 2011

LOOT 2011
Museum of Art & Design, New York City
http://madmuseum.org/events/loot-2011-gala-benefit
http://madforjewelry.tumblr.com/ 

Sarah Abrahmson

LOOT 2011 is Mad’s annual fund raising jewelry exhibition, which occurred last week.    Here are some of the pieces of jewelry that were for sale.

Sara Basch

 

Bona Ha

 

Danielle Gori-Montanelli

 

 

 

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SODAmore 2011: Contemporary Art Jewelry

Posted by learntobead on October 25, 2011

SODAmore Summer 2011: Contemporary Art Jewellery
Istanbul
http://bijoucontemporain.unblog.fr/tag/geo/turquie/

 

 

 

 

 

SODA is a relatively new international jewelry exhibition held this past summer in Istanbul.   There are so many, many wonderful ideas and designs by over 70 artists.   Their main webpage shows many examples, as does Google Images.

Michihiro Sato

These selections are good places to explore for ideas about using different materials, components and arrangements.   You see the Creative.  You see the Unconventional.  You see Current Trends in Jewelry.

Sele Ozus

 

Zwetelina Alexieva

 

Ritsuko Oqura

 

 

Tanel Veenre

 

 

Nikolay Sardamov

 

Ozay Emert

 

 

Burcu Buyukunal

 

Ara Kuo

 

 

 

 

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Ceramics and Clay All Grown Up As Jewelry Medium

Posted by learntobead on July 28, 2011

Ceramics and Clay All Grown Up As Jewelry Medium

There have been some prominent exhibits and collections around the country highlighting the work of ceramics artists in jewelry.   Some of it is high-fired clay, some raku, some polymer clay and some metal clay.      It’s always very exciting to see how artists can achieve good jewelry design goals with new materials or new applications of materials.

Wearable Ceramics

One of the most prominent exhibits was called Wearable-Ceramics, at  Pewabic Pottery, in Detroit, Michigan.

From their promotional materials:

Wearable Ceramics: Jewelry from International Artists is a collaboration between Linda Ross Contemporary: Art + Projects and Tara Robinson, Curator of Ceramics, Pewabic Pottery. It brings together some of the finest established and emerging artists who are staking out new territories of design, transforming clay into jewelry often combined with found objects and other non-traditional materials. The show features a collection of intriguing and innovative brooches, necklaces, earrings and rings which demonstrate the bridge between ceramics and functional objects for the body; form and material. The tactile nature of ceramics creates a particularly visual language when translated into functional objects to wear – clay is fragile, yet direct contact with the body provides a personal resting place that is warm, protective and very intimate.

Sixteen established and emerging artists representing six countries are participating in the exhibition. The new generation of Dutch designers will be well represented in the show. True to their country’s reputation for producing outstanding craftsmen, they bring a unique international overview of avant-garde jewelry design to the mix. Likewise, artists from the U.S., Spain, Taiwan, Germany and Australia are all masters at technique and highly innovative makers who are staking out new territories of experimentation.

Some works of artists featured:

Rian de Jong. eft to right: Porcelain Necklace: gold luster, copper, tombac | Brooch: bone china, copper, garnets | Brooch: bone china, copper | Brooch: bone china, copper

Iris Eichenberg. Brooch: porcelain, coin and bone

Maria Hees. Necklace: foam, porcelain, rubber

Peter Hoogeboom. “Shaoxing Peony”, Brooch: porcelain, silver, lacquer, nylon, steel

Jet Mous. Necklace: porcelain w/luster and patina

Pauline Wietz. Limonges Eggs | Materials: Porcelain, ceramic transfers | photo credit: Ron Zijlstra

Shu-lin Wu. “Mokume Olive”, Necklace: carved porcelain, steel wire and silver

Shu-lin Wu. Mokume Game series. By hollowing out motifs in the colored porcelain, I achieved a layered polychromatic effect.

Shu-lin Wu. Earrings

Gaby Wandscher. Necklace: porcelain, pearls

David Eliot. Necklace: Vitreous porcelain beads, metal oxide pigments, sterling silver clasp

Evert Nijland. “Rococo,” 2010, Necklace: porcelain, hand-woven linen

For & Forlano. Brooch: polymer clay, metal, colored oxides

Featured Artists:
Sebastian Buescher
Pilar Cotter Nunez
Rian de Jong
Iris Eichenberg
David Elliot
Ford & Forlano
Caroline Gore
Maria Hees
Peter Hoogeboom
Jet Mous
Evert Nijland
Karin Seufert
Andrea Wagner
Gaby Wandscher
Pauline Wiertz
Shu-lin Wu

A Bit of Clay On The Skin

Another exhibit, running through september 2011, is this new ceramics jewelry show at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

Some of the works on display here:

Peter Hoojeboorn. Collar

Ceramics always have great eye-appeal.  They are very alluring.   They can have stark colors, or unusual colorations and color blendings.   They can be almost unnervingly smooth, or have many different kinds of textures — all drawing the viewer to want to touch.   Ceramics can be modelled or cast, and are very versatile.

It is fascinating to see the many ways ceramics are used in jewelry.  In some cases, they are used to mimic traditional jewelry materials and forms.  In other cases, they are a material cast against type.

In the thousands of years between Egyptian faience and today, ceramics, for the most part, have not played a major role in jewelry.   People found the material too close to the earth, too humble to use to convey wealth and elegance.    But this is changing.

Gesine Hacklenberg

Gesine Hacklenberg

Gesine Hacklenberg

Marie Pendaries

Marie Pendaries

Wearable Ceramics Gallery

This online  Gallery showcases sculptural jewelry by Canadian artist Erika Ferrarin.   Some of her pieces:

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Ornella Ianuzzi

Posted by learntobead on January 27, 2011

Ornella Ianuzzi

http://www.ornella-iannuzzi.com/

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

Waterfall

rings

Rooted Memories Cuff

Necklace

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What Should Define The Boundaries of Contemporary Jewelry?

Posted by learntobead on May 2, 2009

What should define the boundaries
of Contemporary Jewelry?

Beauty?
Wearability?
Technique?
Materials?
Reactions?
Or should there be no boundaries?

What do you think?

Rian De Jong
http://www.riandejong.nl/

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Arline Fisch

http://www.taboostudio.com/artist_dtl.asp?artist=Arline%20Fisch

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