Bienvenue sur mon blog


EXPO ‘FIFTEEN YEARS OF JEWELRY’ – Beyond Fashion, Antwerp (BE) – 3 Dec. 2015 – 23 Janv. 2016

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition « FIFTEEN YEARS OF JEWELRY » gallery Beyond Fashion

Official opening 3rd December 2015 18:00 – 21:00.

at Beyond fashion gallery:

The expo Fifteen Years of Jewelry invites the viewer to question the limits of the area traditionally occupied by jewelry. Beyond fashion has invited 16 of its artists to celebrate the gallery’s 15th birthday.
For the occasion they will show a small series of 3 pieces and/or 1 unique piece related to one of their works in our permanent collection. Let us all celebrate fifteen years of offering a platform where the relation between jewelry artists and art jewelry lovers can bloom.

Artist list Karin Roy Andersson Carolina ApoloniaNevin ArigJudith BloedjesHervee Darmont Yu HiraishiCynthia JacobsJeannette JansenNolia ShaktiArnaud SprimontMarina StanimirovicAnneleen SwillenAmy Tavern Karen Vanmol ZwardTine de Ruysser

 Yu Hiraishi  Yu Hiraishi 

Marina Stanimirovic (FR-UK)   Marina Stanimirovic (FR-UK)

Kirsten Spuijbroek for ZWARD Necklace: Peekaboo, 2015 Silver, resin Limited edition: 3/3 - Kirsten Spuijbroek for ZWARD Necklace: Peekaboo, 2015 Silver, resin Limited edition: 3/3

 Karin Roy Andersson Earrings: Backupfront, 2015 Recycled plastics (from snuffboxes and motor-oil bottle), silver, varnish, steel, textile Unique piece Karin Roy Andersson Earrings: Backupfront, 2015 Recycled plastics (from snuffboxes and motor-oil bottle), silver, varnish, steel, textile Unique piece


Beyond Fashion
Pourbusstraat 7
2000 – Antwerp
Telephone: +3232378541



EXPO ‘Lahti Jewellry’ – Galerie Pont & Plas, Gent (Belgium) – 2 Juin–5 Oct. 2013

Lahti Jewellry at Galerie Pont & Plas, Gent, Belgium -    Finnish and international jewellery designers will present their visual view of Lahti (town in a bay of Finland, traditionally considered as a melting-point for different cultures), with each one using Lahti as the theme for designing and producing a piece of jewellery.  Curated by Helena Lehtinen and Anna Rikkinen, and with a lovely catalogue!

Lahti Jewelry - galerie Pont & Plas, Gent (BE)

02 06 2013 – 05 10 2013  Lahti Jewellry at Galerie Pont & Plas, Gent, Belgium -    Finnish and international jewellery designers will present their visual view of Lahti, with each one using Lahti as the theme for designing and producing a piece of jewellery.  Curated by Helena Lehtinen and Anna Rikkinen, and with a lovely catalogue!

Artists:  Sara Borgegård ÄlgåEija MustonenKim BuckSeth PapacGemma DraperRuudt Peters Iris EichenbergTiina RajakallioJantje FleischhutConstanze SchreiberGesine HackenbergNelli Tanner — Hanneke Van Hage — Ketli Tiitsar — Hanna HedmanTerhi TolvanenJeannette JansenTarja TuupanenAgnes LarssonTanel Veenre Mia Maljojoki Amandine MeunierFrancis Willemstijn — Annika Åkerfelt — Javier Moreno Frias.



Galerie Pont & Plas
Hooiaard 6 (hoek Graslei),
B-9000 Gent, BE
+32 9 225 07 69


Pour un « BIzOU d’AMOUR » pas trop cu-cul…..

to say... (street art)


ATOUT(s) COEUR …… what else ??


Gigi Mariani: Bague argent, niello Gigi Mariani – Bague argent, niello

Fanny Agnier Burning love brooch 2 Fanny Agnier - Burning love brooch 1

Fanny Agnier – Burning love brooch (allumettes …. enflammable !)

Alkotása Bernedettása Bernedett    bague

Nido d'amore
Valentina Laganà – bracelet « nido d’amore »
il cuore di Alice
Valentina Laganà collier « il cuore di Alice »
Valentina Laganà collier "il cuore di Alice"
Valentina Laganà collier « il cuore di Alice » (porté)
Valentina Lagana il cuore di Alice
Valentina Laganà ring « il cuore di Alice »
Mary Lynn Poiluk, Canada: Voiceless [stickpin], 2012  9H x 3.5W x 2D cm  Gold-plated copper, dyed resin, thread, steelMary Lynn Poiluk, Canada: Voiceless [stickpin], 2012  9H x 3.5W x 2D cm  Gold-plated copper, dyed resin, thread, steel
Julie Usel. Sometimes I want to be a housewife: Steak necklaceJulie Usel. Sometimes I want to be a housewife: Steak necklace
Jeannette Jansen  Necklace: ReMix Memory 2012  Vintage medaillons, rubber, hot glue, ribbon  Size: various  Colours: various - OP VOORRAAD - jewellery pop-up store - 28 Nov in BARCELONA !Jeannette Jansen  Necklace: ReMix Memory 2012  Vintage medaillons, rubber, hot glue, ribbon  Size: various  Colours: various – OP VOORRAAD – jewellery pop-up store – 28 Nov in BARCELONA !


EXPO ‘Domestic Bliss, Synthetic Delight and Offshore Happiness’ – B-side Festival – Amsterdam (NL) – 3-6 Nov 2011

Domestic Bliss, Synthetic Delight and Offshore Happiness

is a part of the B-side Festival

Artists: Constanze Schreiber, Jantje Fleischhut, Jeannette Jansen




Bakkerstraat 13
1017 CW – Amsterdam


B-SIDE Festival – 2nd Edition – Amsterdam – 3-6 Nov. 2011

B-side DownTown Art Jewellery Festival:
An energetic, self-created festival for jewellery artists. It brings together a series of jewellery exhibitions and performances on different locations throughout the city of Amsterdam.
contact us at

B-side DownTownArtJewellery Festival is an energetic, self-created festival for jewellery artists. The 2nd edition takes place from the 3rd until the 6th of November 2011 and brings together a series of jewellery exhibitions and performances in the city of Amsterdam. This event is initiated by min-association; Maaike Ebbinge – Iris Tsante – Noémie Doge,

who graduated from Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2007 and 2008.
B-side gives artists the opportunity to explore new ways of showing their jewellery to the world. Each artist is encouraged to take responsibility for his of her own part in a bigger chain or route.
B-side emphasises the festive side of a festival and celebrate the art of jewellery. The aim of the festival is to show different ways of presenting and thinking about art jewellery through exhibitions and performances. It allows exploration of spaces that aren’t usually used for exhibition purposes, for example parks, ateliers, bicycles, empty buildings, a living room, a café or the back of a car.
B-side happens simultaneously with other inspiring jewellery events in Amsterdam.
B-side shows designs that go very much beyond mass-produced jewellery. It shows an artistic way of presenting and dealing with jewellery. The value of this jewellery is not defined by precious metals, but by their visual force and strong concept.
There are many jewellery artists working in Amsterdam. Three of the four most renowned Dutch jewellery galleries are based here, and the jewellery department of the Rietveld Academy is well-k

nown for its active students and teachers. We are very happy to be able to celebrate Amsterdam’s special connection to jewellery with this special platform for art jewellery.
B-side, another side of jewellery.
B-side DownTownArtJewellery Festival is organised by: (Maaike Ebbinge, Iris Tsante & Noémie Doge)

We are proud to announce the following artists who participate to the second edition:

Fanny AgnierFrancisca BauzaAline BerdichevskyDinie BesemsLisa BjörkePatxi CalvoNoémie CastilloTrinidad ContrerasBea CorreaMarie DebrinayVanessa de GruijterMorgane De KlerkNoemie DogePatricia  DominguesFlorie DupontMaaike EbbingePia FarrugiaJantje FleischhutAurore De GeerGerrit Rietveld AcademyCarolina GimenoAntje GodglückFien de GraafCécile GuenatDana HakimIsabelle HertzeisenRory HooperJeannette JansenHanna JorisDalia JuradoJelle KampenKatharina KatarosAviv Kinel Oya KozaciogluMuriel LangGregory LarinMuriel LaurentChristiaan LebensDorothée LoustalotTehila LeviJorge ManillaEmanuel ManoloCarolina Martinez LinaresCristina Martí MatóMärta MattssonAude MedoriAndrea NabholzGitte NygaardMichal OrenChristina Pauls Galatée PestreGaston RoisAlicia RosseletKobi RothNina SajetLucy SarneelDana SeachugaConstanze SchreiberNolia ShaktiSteinbeisserDeganit Stern SchockenLuisa SchwarzPatricia ThomazoVivi TouloumidiIris TsanteNelly Van OostAriëtte van Osnabrugge & Jack Van OsnabruggeEdda Vardimon GudnasonLaurence VerdierJulia WalterCaro WeissLucie ZampovaArnaud Zill
Bea Correa   D.I.Y GOD Charm Chain (buy now)


Christiaan Lebens & Fien de Graaf, Artist in Residence Galerie Marzee :
Christiaan LebensBroche Ode to Imperfection, 2010 Materiaal: polyurethaan, zilver, parels

Christiaan Lebens and Fien de Graaf worked with the same subjects for some time.  Both fascinated by the dominant ideals surrounding beauty and the layers we create around the physical self. They decided to bring their work together.


Maaike Ebbinge, Iris Tsante & Noémie Doge (

Where the heart is

”Strong wind in the face, the sea roaring loudly, lots of curious materials hidden in the sand, my thoughts explore the freedom of space. This is where the heart is, this is where my jewellery pieces are born.” M.E.

“I like working intensively with materials. When the materials start “speaking” and taking their own way, that is where their heart is.” I.T.

“I search for hidden stories by dismantling forgotten relics; I reinvent them picking up the pieces; I’m a treasure hunter, ferreting where their heart is. ” N.D.

————————————- collection of Jeff Grundy earrings resembles a collection of coral branches 

lelletje : All our earrings are designed by well-known Avant-Garde designers  .A pair of earrings is never an adornment in itself. They are inspired by bright ideas which gives birth to a range of creations. (you can find the earrings from Dinie Besems)

Patricia Thomazo- broche - plexiglas, silver


expo « What’s Yours? » par A⁶ collectiveA⁶ = Noémie Castillo, Aurore De Geer, Cécile Guenat, Alicia Rosselet, Luisa Schwarz, Arnaud Zill
For the B-Side Festival, the Collective A⁶ offers you an entry into the world of creation, allowing you to compose, decompose, recompose… Through a specially designed booklet of illustrations, assemble your own unique combination that could become real…
3.-6. November 2011
Lauriergracht 160 – AMSTERDAM


We are Isabelle Hertzeisen & Dorothée Loustalot, two young jewelry designers from Switzerland. On the occasion of the B-side festival, we are going to collaborate with the candyshop Pappabubble. In the “Underwater-designed” shop window, you will discover our jewelry pieces as well as other special stuff!
Papabubble, Caramels Artesans, Haarlemmerdijk 70
Open Friday: 13:00-18:00, Saturday: 10:00-17:00, 
Sunday: Window exhibition


Galatée Pestre, Laurence Verdier and Aude Medori : et que sonne le GLA !
OBA Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (4th floor),
Oosterdokskade 143 
Open all days: 10:00-10:00   -  artists presence: 11:00-15:00
Bracelets bulle de Galatée Pestre – Bagues cadavre exquis de Laurence Verdier – Bague menu d’Aude Medori

Jewellery from Words
The girls from GLA love to play with words, having each their own process in jewellery making, which in their hands, becomes both profound and funny. Galatée Pestre tells the importance of jewellery with signs, while Laurence Verdier explores sensuality, and  Aude Medori shows  commitment to adornment.


Julia Walter & Antje Godglück

Studio Babel, Derde Kostverlorenkade 35
Open Thursday: 13:00 – 18:00, Friday – Sunday: 13:00 – 19:00

B-SIDE Festival - 2nd Edition - Amsterdam - 3-6 Nov. 2011 dans A6 collective (CH)(Antje Godglück necklace – Julia Walter brooch)

News from Nowhere
We met by coincidence, we drifted apart, we found each other again. Now we are here! Meet us in Julia’s atelier and have a look at what we create in moments of love, happiness, confusion and madness.


Nolia Shakti & Lucie Zampova

19 Pieter Jacobszstraat
Open Thursday-Friday 13:00-19:00,  Saturday 11.00 – 18.00, Sunday 12.00-18.00
Nolia Shakti - ‘Odessa’ – Necklace, 2011 – Nespresso Capsules, gold
Same same but different
The collection of Nolia Shakti focuses on modern society values. The collection “Throw away Gold” is made out of Nespresso capsules and gold.

Lucie Zampova will present, for the first time, her collection of jewellery inspired by her trip to Hong Kong, the striking differences between the modern and old fashioned way of life in this metropolis


MIN-Association presented B-side Festival in Head-Geneva
Min-association is happy to invite you to the lecture of B-side DownTownArtJewellery festival in Jewellery Design and Accessories Department in Geneva on monday 20th. of June 2011 at James-Fazy.
HEAD-Geneva University of Art and Design
Bd. James-Fazy 15, 1201 Geneva
Muzenplein 2
open thursday-sunday 14:00-20:00
 Headquarters: HYM concept store Magna Plaza Shoppingcenter- 2nd floor Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182
Amsterdam, Netherlands
You can find information of the different exhibitions on
Free maps are available at B-side’s headquarters:
HYM concept store




B-Side Jewellery Festival, Amsterdam (NL) – 4-7 Nov. 2010

B-Side Downtown Jewellery Festival in Amsterdam.

B-side’s jewellery route is yellow and ready !

B-Side Jewellery Festival, Amsterdam (NL) - 4-7 Nov. 2010 dans B-Side Festival

download B side Festival Poster



* “A-MUZE” - If you’re looking for refreshment for your eyes, taste and mind, you’re more than welcome to visit us and our creations, exhibited spectacularly at the Muzenplein 2. A picturesque and breathtaking bridge house, built in the style of the ‘Amsterdamse school’ in the beautiful south of Amsterdam.

Fanny Agnier, Bas Bouman, Yu-Chun Chen, Jantje FleischhutUrsula GuttmannJeannette JansenZsolt Kamaras, Beate Klockmann, Gitte Nygaard, Ulrich Reithofer, Nina SajetPhilip Sajet, Cay Schröder, Q Hisashi Shibata, Dana Seachuga, Wouter Nieuwendijk

at  Muzenplein 2  -     open thursday-sunday 14:00-20:00

 dans Bas BOUMAN (NL)


* We are very happy to announce you that the well-known jewellery artist Ruudt Peters is showing Lingam at B-side Festival. You can visit his works in an installation at Stout, Berenstraat 9 in Amsterdam between the 4th. and the 7th. of November.

 Lingam1 dans Beate KLOCKMANN (DE)lingam10 dans Beatrice BROVIA (IT)
Ruudt Peters - Lingam 1 – 200 x 160 x 170 mm, Glass, wood, foam, horn
Lingam 10 – 360 x 300 x 170 mm, Glass, wood, foam, malachite



* Min-Association : Noémie Doge (CH), Iris Tsante (GR), Maaike Ebbinge (NL)

min-association is a group of three jewellery makers that decided to join their strength and motivate each other within the field of artistic jewellery. The three studied together at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and graduated between 2007 and 2008. They enjoy to stay connected despite the fact that they don’t always live in the same country. With this exhibition they will show their joy of communication.


 at  Weteringschans 151  
open thursday-sunday 14:00-20:00


* students of Gerrit Rietveld’s Jewellery Department

on different location throughout the city of Amsterdam:
 - Sieraad Art fair: opening on the 4th. of November: 2am – 9pm
 - Rietveld Uncut at De Brakke Grond: 12th of November from 7 – 11pm & 13th of November from 1am – 11pm

“xxx Jewels”
The first thing you see when you arrive in Amsterdam Schiphol is a huge poster with a woman showing her bare breast.
‘Sex Sells’ is an overused concept.
Students of the Jewelry Department Het Sieraad of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie use this principle to show their work. They made collages combining pornography with their jewelry pieces. The explicit character of the pornography is transformed into a new image; a dialogue between body and jewel.
“xxx Jewels”, is a jewelry presentation in form of posters and a magazine.
The posters will be spread around the city during the time of the festival. The magazine is for sale and will be shown at the different locations of the B-side Festival; it also will be presented at the opening of the jewelry fair Sieraad, the 4th. of November between 2am and 9pm.



* Claire Baloge & Monika Zampa : “Stalagmite & Stalactite”

at 19 Pieter Jacobszstraat, (near Nes), Amsterdam
Open Thursday 18.00 – 21.00, Friday 14.00 – 20.00,
Saturday 14.00 – 20.00, Sunday 14.00 – 18.00

We invite the public to enter our private space, “cave”, where they can discover our personal world. Where not only jewellery is growing but also other forms and shapes of artistic expression take place. It is a continuous process of growth, like stalagmites and stalactites.


*  Valuables – the weight of ideas”

Beatrice Brovia, Nicolas Cheng, Dana Hakim, Susanne Wolbers
at Keerpunt 12, Amsterdam 

(voir article  EXPO ‘VALUABLES – The weight of ideas’ – B-Side Jewellery Festival, Amsterdam (NL) – 4-7 Nov. 2010)


* Ursula Guttmann : “What Waiters Wear”

at Café de Jaren
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20-22, Amsterdam
Relax with a cup of coffee at the great Café de Jaren and look at the jewellery objects worn by the waiters there.

Tatoo dans Dana HAKIM (IL)Container-Sweety dans Dana SEACHUGA (IL)
Ursula Guttmann – ‘tatoo’
‘Container Sweetie’ – Latex, Nylon; latex, nylon, 2000 ( Photo: E. Grebe)




Unusual SHOP : « In Stock » – goes to ASIA during Taiwan Designers’ Week 2010 – 3-12 Sept 2010

‘In Stock’ the jewellery pop-up store in a hardware shop coat is a blessed concept initiated by the three Dutch designers Ineke Heerkens, Jantje Fleischhut, Jeannette Jansen since 2009. This project of an unconventional display of contemporary jewellery design shows work, which lingers on the edge of design and art. Around seventy renowned international designers produce for this concept multiples in an edition of five – still mostly handmade.

In Stock pops up   Taiwan 2010

For the display, blister packaging on perforated wooden walls is used, price labels, cash register, a supermarket trolley at the entrance.

'In Stock' the jewellery pop-up store

After popping up in cities like Munich and Amsterdam, ‘In Stock’ is coming to Asia (Taipei) during the Taiwan Designers’ Week 2010 with the help of the two guest curators Yu-Chun Chen and Min-Ling Hsieh.

Unusual SHOP :

TAIWAN DESIGNERS’ WEEK – Sept.03 -Sept.12 in Taipei City

at FABRIK Creative Project Space
1F, No3, Ln31
Shaoxing N. St.
Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100 – Taiwan
For more info please contact :

participants : Annelies Planteijdt, Akiko Ban , Andrea Wagner, Anna Rikkinen, Beppe Kessler, Birgit Laken, Chequita Nahar, Claudio Bracco, Constanze Schreiber, Danni Schwaag, Dionea Rocha Watt, Doris Maninger, Ela Bauer, Eric Hu, Yun-Hsiang, Floor Mommersteeg, Gitte Nygard, Henriette Schuster, Hilde De Decker, Hsiu-Hsuan Huang, I Ting Wang, Ineke Heerkens, Jacomijn Van Der Donk, Jantje Fleischhut, Jeannette Jansen, Jorge Manilla, Julia Walter, Karin Seufert, Kathleen Janvier, Katja Prins, Kim Buck, Kuan Lin Liu, Lucia Massei, Lucy Sarneel, Luzia Vogt, Maaike Ebbinge, Machteld Van Joolingen, Manon Van Kouswijk, Maria Hees, Märta Mattsson, Mia Maljojoki, Mikiko Minewaki, Min-Ling Hsieh, Mirei Takeuchi, Monique Van Bruggen, Nanna Melland, Natalie Luder, Nina Helms, Noemie Doge , Pauline Wiertz, Pei-Chi Hung, Peter Hoogeboom, Ruudt Peters, Sarah Enoch, Sarah Mesritz, Sasson Kung, Silke Fleischer, Stefanie Condes, Stella Bierenbach, Susan Pietzsch, Susanne Klemm, Suska Mackert, Suzanne Van Oirschot, Szu-Min Kuo, Tabea Reulecke, Tanel Veenre, Atelier Ted Noten, Ting-Ting Tsao, Tomomi Arata, Ulrike Rapp, Ursula Woerner, Xiao Lin Cai, Yen-Yi Chen, Yu-Chun Chen.

Mirei Takeuchi, What’s Untitled, Neck jewelry, 2011, iron, steelMirei TAKEUCHI (JP) – Necklace

hsihsuan dans Andrea WAGNER (NL)
Hsiu-Hsuan HUANG – Hair Necklace

Szu-Min KUO - ‘Distortion’  RingSzu-Min KUO - ‘Distortion’  Ring

Kuan LIN LIU - ‘On the hill’ NecklaceKuan LIN LIU - ‘On the hill’ Necklace

   Floor MommersteegFloor MOMMERSTEEG (NL) – Brooch

Annelies Planteijdt - Beautiful city - white wings blue figure, 2009, necklace, 18ct gold, pigment, white baroque South Sea pearls - fase 1: 200 x 360 mm, fase 2: 120 x 320 mmAnnelies PLANTEIJDT (NL) – ‘Beautiful city’ Necklace

Jorge Manilla - ex-votos for a serial killerJorge MANILLA (Mex) – ‘ex votos for a serial killer’  Necklace

Jacomijn VAN DER DONK (NL) – ‘Penseelketting’ NecklaceJacomijn VAN DER DONK (NL) – ‘Penseelketting’ Necklace

Tomomi Arata - Brooch #1 - Silver, pearl, sand, enamel, drift coralTomomi ARATA -  Brooch

MIN-LING HSIEH-TAIWAN – ‘Take a break’ RingMin-Ling HSIEH – ‘Take a break’ Ring

Tanel Veenre extra light earrings from collection „Fruits of Paradise" - Pauline WIERTZ – Earrings
Tanel VEENRE – Earrings
Pauline WIERTZ – Earrings

PETER HOOGEBOOM-NL "one for the road" bracelet/containerPeter HOOGEBOOM – ‘One for the Road’ Bracelet-Container

ela dans Annelies PLANTEYDT (NL)danni dans Beppe KESSLER (NL)
Ela BAUER – Netted ring 
Danni SCHWAAG - Pearlsring

suzanne dans Birgit LAKEN (NL)
Suzanne VAN OIRSCHOT – ‘Tin Heroes’ Brooch

tinwang dans Chequita NAHAR (Surinam)
I Ting WANG - ‘Connection’ Brooch

mia dans Claudio BRACCO (IT)
 Mia MALJOJOKI- ‘Frozen fireworks’ Necklace

All images from 200 RINGS at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Jantje Fleischhut« Nylon Rings »

Akiko Ban ring

More info:


Ting-Ting TSAO – ‘Origami’ BroochTing-Ting TSAO – ‘Origami’ Brooch

« Metalsmiths » dreams come true – Peggy Hung & Ting Ting Tsao
Peggy Hung and Ting Ting Tsao , both graduates of Tainan National University of the Arts, are friends who decided to create their own brand following their studies in metalsmithing and jewellery design. The duo is now running an unusually playful label to release their artistic talents ………. The label « Bomb Metal & Fry Jewelry » (BMFJ) was established in 2005 and has been quickly emerging in Taipei as an innovative brand that excels in jewellery design and visual merchandising with a personal touch




For more info please contact



MIAM ! des bijoux ! …… CHOCOLAT & C°…

 » While examining the psychological and sociological potency of chocolate ….. » (Anika Smulovitz)
en tout cas, si ce n’est le chocolat, qui inspire enormément (et particulièrement celui servi aux soirées de « l’Ambassadeur » ….. ;-) …..), la denrée alimentaire, détournée, inspire, et aspire à son rôle de bijou …. le stade « collier de pâtes » est largement dépassé, actuellement, un repas complet est possible, des « antipasti » au dessert ! quant ce n’est pas ce qui reste après un bon « gueuleton » qui nous est servi comme bijou … n’est ce pas Patricia Lemaire ???!!? emoticone

En tout cas, le thème a l’air d’être dans l’air du temps : voir le projet « Aesthetic Nutrition » d’Ana Cardim (juillet 2010) que je viens de trouver dans la dernière newsletter de Klimt02  : « With her project ‘Aesthetic Nutrition’, Ana Cardim seeks attention for the idea of the difference in quantity, and levels of value, between the esthetic value of gold and the value given to the basic human need for food. »


« I want to call attention to the power, importance, and beauty of   food. In our culture of  fast, disposable, and store-bought food, we often misunderstand our relationship to what we eat » ( Venetia Moushey Dale, in « 500 necklaces » book)

Venetia Moushey Dale - copper, BEANS necklace - 2003
Venetia Moushey Dale – copper, BEANS necklace

Mouche caramel/ caramel beauty spot   by Manolya KonukManolya Konuk- Mouche caramel/ caramel beauty spot (patch)

`Mute language` was used in the17th century by European aristocracy, as a way to talk with symbols rather than words. This beauty spot was a way to signify the intentions and dispositions of lovers.
Placing on the face or breast each have different meaning. As a finery made from caramel, the sweet jewel becomes a temptation to be eaten from the body itself. // Langague muet du XVII ème siècle, les mouches étaient le moyen de signifier ses intentions et ses dispositions. Ici de parure, le bijou sucré se fait tentation (Manolya Konuk- en vente à la Tate gallery)
Polly WALES (UK)- bread ring  (MIAM !! YUMY !!;-) )

Marie Pendariès - BREAD giant neckpiece !!Marie Pendaries – ‘La traîne’ Collier. Pain de mie

David Bielander - Wiener & Weisswurst, 2009. Necklaces. Wood from original Thonet chair David BielanderWiener & Weisswurst, 2009. Necklaces. Wood from original Thonet chair

MIAM ! des bijoux ! ...... CHOCOLAT & C°... dans Ana CARDIM (PT)
Stephanie Hensle (DE)- ‘MEAT-LOVER’

« Meat. The word alone polarizes. For some it represents the sensuous, the erotic, life and carnal lust. For others it arouses associations of morbidity, decay and death. In its archaic and raw state it triggers aversion in many, but is welcome when served as a fragrant roast. It is peddled in discount shops and bargain counters, or traded for 200 euros per kilo.  Delving into these contrasting worlds, Stephanie Hensle explores the luxury of meat in context of adornment, indulging our lust for both on many levels. Inspired by the art of butchery, she packs resins, jewels and other traditional jewellery pieces into sausages and pâté. Throughout she redefines not only a typology for jewellery but also our relationships to creating and acquiring it. The act of slicing („100 grams of brooch, please“) defines the pedant or brooch pieces while addressing the system of value associated with jewellery. Typical sausage netting, meat hooks or skewers become fasteners attaching the pieces to the wearer. Left over pieces are wrapped like cold cuts for the purchaser‘s consumption.  A third group of pieces reflects on the human body as meat. Neck and body pieces hang like detached organs or mysterious growths. Cut open, they allow a glimpse into the skin-colored insides. And remind us, that the line between beauty and disquiet is fine yet elegant. » (Stephanie Hensle)

Emmanuel Lacoste  Ring: Chair (Flesh) 2009  22k gold, beef meat  The usual diamond is replaced with meat, as a metaphor of the human body preciousness Emmanuel Lacoste  Ring: Chair (Flesh) 2009  22k gold, beef meat  The usual diamond is replaced with meat, as a metaphor of the human body preciousness

chips-retouche_modifie-2 dans Anika SMULOVITZ (US)
Stéphane Landureau Collier “Chips’n Chic”, chips de dinette en plastique, argent, 2002 

Margherita Marchioni - collana di pasta

40 dans Barbara UDERZO (IT)
Margherita Marchioni fruit collection

Ana Cardim Ana Cardim

402 dans Claire LAVENDHOMME (BE)
Hilde de Decker (BE) – organic rings

Hilde De Decker- veggie ring
Hilde De Decker – veggie ring

Luisa Bruni, “...e non è più occidente” Luisa Bruni - anelli « spezie » « …e non è più occidente »

Hsiang-Ling LU – Rice piece  - rice, resin, threads

« For this assessment, I put new material and technique into my work. For fixing the fragility, I add resin with rice, for the replacement of fabric and rice sheets I made previously. I want to keep the delicate detail and the smooth texture of rice » (Hsiang-Ling LU)

5_rizcollier.jpgFanny Agnier - collier riz – argent, riz (silver & rice)
Fanny Agnier -« grenades » de riz (pour un mariage « explosif »)

frédérique Trinquese- Bracelet pelures de pomme
Frederique Trinchese- bracelet pelures de pommes (gauche)
Virginie Bois – bague en peau d’orange (droite)
Leonor Hipolitowrapping foil ring & necklaceRéception chez l’ambassadeur …………….. ;-)

Le collier de la reine/ The queen necklaceManolya Konuk – ‘Le collier de la Reine’ – Here, perhaps more than in the other pieces, the material has taken up all importance. The queen necklace was the necklace of Marie Antoinette and hence can be seen as a prelude to the French Revolution. Symbol of excess and decadence, this jewel, never worn, caused the demise of the French Monarchy. Playing with words again, this chocolate abundance can provoke a ‘’crise de foi(e)’ which can be translated both as ‘‘sick by food’ as ‘‘loss of faith’.


kette_close_neu dans Emmanuel LACOSTE (FR)Jeannette Jansen utilise des papiers d’emballage de chocolat pour sa collection “Chocolate Eater. Réalisées à la main, on peut même lire le nombre de calories que l’on porte en bracelet, collier ou boucles d’oreilles !
un gelato ??? collier Geri Nishi 

uderzo_chocolate.jpgBarbara Uderzo – bijoux en chocolat - ‘ruggine’ (rouille) & ‘boules’

This jewellery collection is created in chocolate; necklaces, bangles and rings –designed specifically as romantic items for couples to eat together. Small, handcrafted production runs.
RUGGINE: Rusty iron in appearance, these are created using an old confectionary technique that uses cocoa powder dusting in its preparation.
BOULES: These are chocolates covered in an edible gold leaf foil effect.,391.jpg
Barbara UderzoLiquirizia e marshmallow da indossare

Barbara Uderzo - glucogioiello- candy chain 2003 - marshmallows
Barbara Uderzo – glucogioiello- candy chain 2003 – marshmallows

« …… Oltre al cioccolato, citato nel titolo, il visitatore potrà ammirare anche i “Glucogioielli”, collane e bracciali realizzati alternando caramelle scelte, quali marshmallows, liquirizia, gommosetti, fruits….come nel caso della collezione “Candy Chains”; mentre per quanto riguarda la collezione “Uno Vero” è presente un’originale accostamento della materia alimentare, in un unico elemento in pietra dura irriconoscibile alla vista.« 

Anika Smulovitz Chocolate jewelry installation Catherine Clark Gilbertson
Anika Smulovitz - Chocolate (a collaboration with artist Catherine Clark Gilbertson) -2002 – Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers

« This body of work explores human interaction with objects, specifically the interaction of our lips with objects. While examining the psychological and sociological potency of chocolate in the pieces entitled Love Tokens, I became aware of the sensual power of our lips. This culminated in Chocolate, a collaborative interactive installation comprised of a series of impressions made in the gold foil wrappers of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. The impressions are of puckered lips or teeth. In its use of repetition, mass quantities of « faux » gold foil, reference to chocolate and to the mouth, the installation speaks of consumption, indulgence, passion, and consumerism. » (Anika Smulovitz)

Smulovitz Anika Chocolate Jewelry
Anika Smulovitz -Love Token (wedding bands) Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers 2002

Anika Smulovitz Chocolate jewelry choker necklace
Anika Smulovitz -Love Token (choker) - 2002 – Ferrero Rocher chocoate wrappers, wood, brass

Anika Smulovitz Chocolate jewelry rings
Anika Smulovitz -Love Token – rings

 dans Fanny AGNIER (FR)
Tatjana Panyoczki - ‘tutti frutti in pink’, brooch, 2010
and NO, you can’t eat it !!! it is made with … pom poms … waxed !

chocolate_rings_web dans Francesca di GIAMBERARDINO (IT)
Ambre France (UK) – « Eat me », « Suck me »… rings

« Diamonds are girls best friends! But chocolate wins the second place, so this is the perfect combination: chocolate and jewels! An idea from Ambre France (UK) who creates funny rings in chocolate! Mmm, I can’t wait to taste them, ops, I mean to wear them! «  (site « JewelleryScape« )
Ted Noten – ‘haunted by 36 women’ exhibition - ‘chocolate hooker rings’


«  Gioielli da mangiare! Cathy, una giovane studentessa di arte, che ama creare bijoux e li presenta nel suo blog “La prochaine fois” Tra i suoi lavori, troviamo accessori realizzati con la frutta secca, l’idea da cui sono nati è curiosa: Durante un viaggio in Francia, Cathy ha assaggiato la frutta  essiccata e in particolare ha molto apprezzato il kiwi. Ritornata a casa, ha cercato questo tipo di frutta nei negozi americani ma non ha trovato niente del genere. Ha deciso allora di acquistare un essiccatoio per realizzare da sè queste dolcezze. Prima di mangiarsele però, Cathy le fotografava e, osservando la bellezza di queste fettine di frutta, ha deciso di sperimentare qualcosa di nuovo. Nascono così anelli e collane prodotti con le mele “Granny Smith” oppure “a base” di fettine di pera o di patate dolci. (« »)

Cathy (blog “La prochaine fois”) - dried fruit jewelry project – Granny smith apple ring

Cathy (blog “La prochaine fois”)pear ring – necklace

« The fruit has been sealed, with either lacquer or wax. I wanted to see if these would hold up better/longer than the raw ones. However, I’m not a fan because it changes the meaning of the pieces somewhat – being sealed, they stop being about the moment and instead go into the preservation. And wax = bad because it just flakes off. I’m still on the hunt for different ways to treat the surface!« 

Cathy (blog “La prochaine fois”)Sweet potato necklace

Noémie DOGE (CH)  collier, pomme-de-terre, argent et cotonNoémie DOGE – ‘KRIELTJES’ collier, 2005, pomme de terre et argent

« Ce que je cherche à donner à mes objets, c’est ce que je ne trouve pas dans les parures des bijoutiers traditionnels: une richesse qui ne vienne pas de la préciosité des matériaux mais de la force visuelle, primitivement symbolique de l’objet. » (Noémie DOGE)

sans titre, 2008, pomme-de-terre, argent et coton by Noémie Doge, artiste plasticienne
Noémie DOGE   collier, 2008, pomme-de-terre, argent et coton

Julie Usel - Julie Usel from Geneva is doing her master degree at the Royal college of Art in London. Her work is now in Portugal at the “Steinbeiser” gallery in Lisbon until the 6th November. A collection of colored and unique jewelry made out of potatoes.   Julie Usel (CH) patates séchées et teintées

« You can bake ‘em or fry ‘em, hash ‘em or mash ‘em, and now… you can wear ‘em! Swiss jeweller Julie Usel has made the starchy tuber even more perfect with her dried and dyed potato rings. »

Helena Johansson - Feb 2010 - the potato jewelHelena Johansson - April 2010 -   The Potato Jewel has started to grow.
Helena Johansson – The Potato Jewel (Feb 2010 a then April 2010)

alimentaire- Patricia lemaire - Broche peau de  melonPatricia lemaire - Le temps des cerises- 1200 queues de cerises !
 Patricia Lemaire - Broche peau de  melon
 Patricia Lemaire - Le temps des cerises – 1200 queues de cerises !

Tanya Shin - made from organic like pomegranate seeds, passionflower,lemo, pomelo...parfum- tanya shin
Tanya SHIN (IL) – pomegranate seeds bracelet — parure de tête, oranges séchées

6 dans Frederique TRINCHESE (FR)
Claire Lavendhomme – « Le plus profond c’est la peau » 2009. Broche. Argent, photo, résine, citron


« Pommes de JONG » (Jacqueline de JONG, NL)

Klik op afbeelding om het venster te sluitenKlik op afbeelding om het venster te sluiten
Jacqueline de JONG, NL‘pommes de jong’ – 2009  varying sizes cm – jewelry – mixed media (gold-dipped potato skin

« For her current exhibition, de Jong has created a series of potato bijoux, « Pommes de Jong. » They consist of potatoes laid out to dry until they are totally shrivelled, and then dipped, roots and all, in a bath of molten gold, with surprising results – jewel-like objects in weird and wonderful forms.
Her interest in integrating the humble potato, which she cultivates in her garden in France, into her art, began in 2001 with her series of paintings inspired by Malevich, as the hair of The Farmer’s Wife (« Potato Hair »). This was followed in 2002 by a painted dialogue (« Harvest ») with the pioneering Russian artist.This theme continued with « Aardappeltaal’ (Potato Language), a collaboration with Jennifer Tee at the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven in 2003. In 2006, participated in the Biennale di Ceramica dell’arte (curated by Roberto Orth), in Albissola, Italy, with an installation of ceramic objects of « baked potatoes » for the home and garden of the Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973).

Francesca di Giamberardino  "la caramella" Francesca di Giamberardino  – ‘La Caramella’ – candy -yellow gold-silver- Murano glass pearls

113401 dans Geri NISHI (CA)
Yoko SHIMIZU« coffee-ring »  silver, coffee, resin (Galerie Slavik)

bon, maintenant, on se boit un petit coup ?

Katharina Ludwig - ice jewels Katharina Ludwig – ice jewels
Yoav Kotik

513 dans Helena JOHANSSON (SE)
Mason Douglas  (US) soda can rings

aesthetic+nutrition1 dans Hilde De DECKER (BE)Aesthetic+Nutrition2 dans Hsiang-Ling LU (Taiwan)

 project ‘Aesthetic Nutrition’, Ana Cardim

« How does nutrition, on a socio-economic level and in its’ most basic form, relate to the aesthetic values of today’s society? This question can only come from Ana Cardim, who has a passion to make interactive, sociable jewelry-art. This takes shape in her recent project “Aesthetic Nutrition”.
The project consists of a video, projected on a wall, three heaps of rice, chopsticks and three bowls containing one, two and three hand-made rice grains. Each grain is made from pure gold, weighs half a gram, and has the economic value of about 15 kilos of eatable dry rice. (How many grains would that be?) In total, the project exists of three grams of gold, enough for a beautiful gold ring, and 90 kilo’s of rice, which can provide a meal for 1800 people! In the video you’ll see a girl trying to eat it all… Everyone that visited ‘Aesthetic Nutrition’ was given a cup filled with delicious rice-pudding.
With her project ‘Aesthetic Nutrition’, Ana Cardim seeks attention for the idea of the difference in quantity, and levels of value, between the esthetic value of gold and the value given to the basic human need for food.
I am glad this project touches the subject of discrepancy in value and quantity from an aesthetic point of view. The rice-colored, ceramic bowls that contain the golden grains, are shaped like up-side-down rice heaps and make a good visual contrast with the actual heaps of rice. The chopsticks both separate and connect the two, underlining the visual link. The video shown on the wall, completes the display. The action of handing out cups of rice-pudding causes the viewer to connect to the exhibit. How can you resist thinking about the subject, when looking at the serene beauty of the whole set-up, whilst eating yummie pudding!
The launch of the ‘Aesthetic Nutrition’ project happened on the 6th of July, and was commissioned by Bypass, an art magazine that invites artists to write about their work. The second magazine is due to be released in October 2010 and will contain an extensive article by Ana Cardim.
‘Aesthetic Nutrition’ was held in Appleton Square, which is a multivalent space geared towards diverse artistic manifestations and towards the sharing of multidisciplinary experiences. It was the first time that they had work on display by a jewelry designer! » (Broes van Iterson)

Image de prévisualisation YouTube