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02/01/2014

Coup de coeur : Isabelle BUSNEL whites

At JOYA 2013 Isabelle Busnel presented her new collection,  « Abracadabra in rubber » , silicone rubber jewellery :

Isabelle Busnel skull brooch (silicone rubber and magnets)
Isabelle Busnel Abracadabra Brooch. silicon rubber & magnets- new collection 2013

 Isabelle Busnel brocheIsabelle Busnel broche – silicon 2013

MAIS MAIS MAIS …… mon « coup de coeur » va à ses bijoux en émail ……

« After a 15-year career in finance and banking, an urge to express myself in a different way led me to retrain academically.
I obtained my HND in jewellery in 2008 and my Research MA in 2010, both from the London Metropolitan University (Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design).
I now share my time between creating original jewellery and writing a blog about Applied Arts and Contemporary Craft.
I am a member of Dialogue Collective, a group of London-based jewellers and silversmiths, as well as a member and former treasurer of the Bristish Society of Enamelers. I am also collaborating with La Garantie, a French contemporary jewellery association.« 

Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches - enamel brooch 3 - enamel, beads, silver plated copper, magnets - 8cm diam.Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches – enamel brooch 3 – enamel, beads, silver plated copper, magnets – 8cm diam.

« My jewellery consists in a series of brooches. I have therefore explored the theme of the series and the different pieces share a story that links one to another. The same theme is used again and again and distorted.
White is the colour I am researching at the moment because it is so versatile that it fits perfectly with the concept of evolution within a series. I am interested as well in the symbolism of white and it’s association with a sense of purity: some pieces are pristine white, allowing the design to come first and some of them have black edges and cracks to break the feeling of cleanness…
White is achieved thanks to enamel and powder coating, two techniques I am researching thoroughly at the moment.
‘Brooches’ don’t have a classical pin and explore different ways of interacting with the body and clothes. The main series of brooches consist of two parts : one cup sits under the fabric and a brooch is secured on top thanks to magnets. Different combinations are possible and one can choose to show or hide the cup. I am interested in the engagement between clothing and jewellery and the versatility of a piece that can be reinterpreted by the wearer. This is the starting point of the research master I am doing at the moment. . » (British Society of Enamellers)

 Isabelle Busnel - powder coated brooch - http://busnelisabelle.wix.com/jewellery-designer#!whatIsabelle Busnel – powder coated brooch

Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches - powder coated brooch 1
Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches – powder coated brooch

« Isabelle Busnel developed jewellery around ideas of concavity and unusual forms of attachment using magnets and tension.  Her work is whimsical and innocent but has the ability to be very provocative if used properly.  A playful poke at two ways jewellery can function.  She mostly works in enameled copper and steel but there were two fascinating brooches with wonderful play of inside and outside made of silver. «   (Sir John Cass School of Art Media and Design MA Degree Show 2010)

 Isabelle Busnel - FRANCE/UK  "Isabelle developed jewellery around ideas of concavity and unusual forms of attachment using magnets and tension. Isabelle Busnel -  brooch – « Isabelle developed jewellery around ideas of concavity and unusual forms of attachment using magnets and tension …. »

  Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches - enamel brooch  5Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches – enamel brooch  5

 

white brooches :
White, organic and rounded shapes are the backbone of this series: some pieces are pristine white, emphasizing their design, others display rough edges or cracks contrasting with the purity of the shape, colour and material.
The white feel is conveyed through the use of enamel and powder coating.
The brooches are not worn through a traditional pin system but explore different ways of interacting with the body and clothes, mainly through the use of magnets.

Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches - powder coated broochesIsabelle Busnel -  white brooches – powder coated brooches

Hide & seek serie :
This series has been designed as my Research MA project. It investigates the power of jewellery to arouse interest and intrigue by creating a gap between appearance and reality, thus establishing a unique relationship between the wearer, the viewer and the maker.
Pieces are versatile, play hide and seek wih clothes and need to be approriated by the wearer. They are made of silver plated metal and enamelled steel.

Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches - magnetic brooch, enamel, silver plated copper, magnets - 8cm diam.Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches – magnetic brooch, enamel, silver plated copper, magnets – 8cm diam.
Isabelle Busnel -  Hide & seek - brooch 4 on clothesIsabelle Busnel -  Hide & seek – brooch 4 on clothes

Isabelle Busnel -  Hide & seek serie - necklaceIsabelle Busnel -  Hide & seek serie – necklace

 et, last but not least …

collier five0eight. C'est une pièce collective de notre groupe faite pour le catwalk de schmuck (2013) . On a tous fait notre version d'une tâche de cafe et le collier est constitué de ces tâches de plusieurs tailles en bois.  Les artistes sont: maria Piana, Mara Irsara, Rachel Terry, Déborah Werbner, Elizabeth Peers, Simone ten Hompel , Jonas Mace et myself (Isabelle Busnel) ...collier five0eight. C’est une pièce collective de notre groupe faite pour le catwalk de schmuck (2013) . On a tous fait notre version d’une tache de café et le collier est constitué de ces taches de plusieurs tailles en bois.  Les artistes sont: Maria Piana, Mara Irsara, Rachel Terry, Deborah Werbner, Elizabeth Peers, Simone ten Hompel , Jonas Mace et myself (Isabelle Busnel) …  GENIAL !! 

SOME LAST EXHIBITIONS :
* MARCH 2013
Five0eight…on coffee break, Group Exhibition
Schmuck, Munich, germany

*MARCH – APRIL  2013
Ferrous, Dialogue Collective, Group Exhibition
Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, USA

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