Tuesday, May 31, 2011
La Chica de los Anillos, an Etsy shop, has created organic pieces that are hand-melded into their shape.
The shop owner, Sarah, designs the jewellery pieces herself, and believes that her “job has a very organic spirit.” She continues to say that “each piece will have a different life, and both its colour and shape will vary even by their owners.”
Her jewellery, such as her rings, are one of a kind, composed of sterling silver and topped off with a touch of enamel if the piece needs colour. She designed her jewellery line to stay minimal and flaunt imperfections.
Monday, May 30, 2011
When you first get this enchanting necklace it is a small sculpture that looks like tiny wings. Only by snapping it in the middle and pulling out the hidden chain, you turn it into a wearable piece of jewellery. The action of breaking creates your own, unique bijou. It is very easy, but so exciting and it leaves you with an exquisite creation!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A collective of thinkers and doers, designers and makers who believe in the strength
of co-creativity to engage and empower. Their first pop-up project promotes creative talent, supports craft and provides education for the community.
Metric is more than a shop. Metric is a movement.
Made up of various artists and crafts persons, The Metric Collective is moving forward by opening their first “pop up” shop in Shoreditch, London.
Winner of the EC one Graduate Unsigned in 2010,
New designer and award-winning Myia Bonner draws her inspiration from culture, subculture, trends and traditions. Highly graphic, her body of work is considerately designed, expertly crafted, produced with a range of materials and processes. With elements of playfulness, naivety and humour, Myia's jewellery challenges the viewer to find the correlation between object and objective, the obvious and the concealed.
Shimell and Madden
Shimell and Madden occupy that space where craft, art and fashion intersect. Dynamic yet delicate, their jewellery explores themes of science, nature and time. High quality and handcrafted, their collections are designed and developed entirely in the UK. More than just craftspeople, Shimell and Madden are social entrepreneurs, supporting and promoting our national art, craft, and design.
Bold, complex and colourful, Jake's psychedelic illustrations will excite, disorientate and hypnotise.
Lora Avedian is a prop-maker, stylist, installation artist and embroiderer. She has most recently worked on the Secret Cinema, feature film Horrid Henry, as well as for Tracy Emin. Her main role will be creating window and shop displays for Metric.
The Esther Benjamins Trust rescues Nepalese children who have been trafficked or displaced into India. As part of their Himalayan Jewellery initiative, young women are trained by volunteer artists and silversmiths to develop a range of valuable skills and bespoke products - a much-needed source of both income and confidence.
Metric will be the first UK outlet for the charity's Himalayan jewellery.
Chrome Yellow Books
Chrome Yellow Books will be stocking Metric with rare and beautiful publications from art and craft.
So if your find yourself in London between the 5th of June and the 28th of August they are definitely worth a look, plus you would be supporting so many craftspeople within the UK and the world, what they are doing is fantastic, with some really inspiring work.
Give it a visit!
you can find out more about the Metric collective here…
Friday, May 20, 2011
Drawing inspiration by their cultural background and travels, the two sisters over at CosaFina Jewellery were both trained in metal smithing under the guidance of renowned Chicago goldsmith, Virgil Robinson. Ninette and Karina are passionate and committed to the art of design and technique, giving birth to this Lovely Raw ring collection mixing modern precious metal jewelry peppered with gemstones.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
currencies from around the world are instantly transformed into wearable pieces of art through a series of simple origami folds.
Altering both the perception and value of the dollar bill, the design aims to inject interest and experience into a common, everyday interaction. abstract and graphic in their appearance. The rings, an object with established emotional connotations, are characterized by the unique prints and colours of each note, which stem from 12 different countries.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
“As part of Grain Creative’s 2011 new business plan we brainstormed what type of gift we could send out to potential new business clients. We understand how busy a working day can be so our objective was to find a way to introduce ourselves to these potential clients in less than five minutes. Using a selection of tea from T2 we created four individual tea boxes and personified them to reflect the names of the following popular flavours of tea: Gorgeous Geisha, English Breakfast, Chai and French Earl Grey. Each box holds a few tea bags and a small scroll showing images of recently completed work with an invitation to ‘sit down for 5 minutes with a cup of tea and learn more about us’"