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23/04/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy Lentz …… at JOYA ???? HOPE SO !

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,JOYA (ES),recup' / recycled,Roxy LENTZ (US),Salon,USA — bijoucontemporain @ 23:47

Roxy Lentz Jewelry

will we have the pleasure to see her jewels & meet her at the next JOYA Barcelona 2017 ???
SUSPENS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  keep our fingers crossed !!!
Here are some pieces juried for JOYA …

Roxy Lentz  - brooch 2017Roxy Lentz  – brooch 2017 -  found rusty metal, found slate, and « cannibalized » back from another brooch.

Roxy Lentz  - "fierce" cuff 2017Roxy Lentz  – « fierce » cuff 2017

Roxy Lentz Jewelry  - avril 2017- Cuff from re purposed silver plate tray, different view.Roxy Lentz Jewelry  – avril 2017- Cuff from re purposed silver plate tray, different view.

Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Ring of re purposed silver plate, sterling band.Roxy Lentz Jewelry· ring of re purposed silver plate, sterling band.

Roxy Lentz Jewelry - earrings -   Re purposed silver plate tray.Roxy Lentz Jewelry  – earrings -   Re purposed silver plate tray.

EVENTS to come :

 One of a Kind Spring Show  – 28 avril – 30 avril ·
Merchandise Mart Plz, Chicago, IL 60654, United States
One of a Kind Spring Show is the event for buying one of a kind art in the midwest,
this spring. I will be in booth 7-1066
For more information please visit their website, http://oneofakindshowchicago.com/

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20/02/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy Lentz – new works for spring …..

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,recup' / recycled,Roxy LENTZ (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 4:19

Roxy Lentz

« Conceptual art jewelry from re-purposed metal, wabi-sabi and organic nature. »
LOVE this WILD aspect of her jewelry !!! ……….

Some new work that will be at « Wild Women Wearable Art » and « One of a Kind« .  (One of a Kind, The Mart, Chicago, IllinoisThe 2nd annual Spring Show returns April 28-30!)

« I make my jewelry from metal I find at the thrift store, silver plate trays, brass and sometimes bits and pieces I find while on walks. There is always a bit of rusty bolts and stuff in the bottom of my purse! I love to transform something others thought had no value into wearable art jewelry, you should see what I do with PVC I find from the street. »

Roxy Lentz  bracelet from re-purposed metalRoxy Lentz  bracelet from re-purposed metal

Roxy Lentz - bracelet of re-purposed metal - See the maker mark on the metal? It was on the back of the original silver plate tray.Roxy Lentz – bracelet of re-purposed metal – See the maker mark on the metal? It was on the back of the original silver plate tray.

Roxy Lentz Jewelry -  A silver plate tray from the thrift store, you can see where I sawed out some earrings. The base metal is brass.Roxy Lentz Jewelry-  earrings process – A silver plate tray from the thrift store, you can see where I sawed out some earrings. The base metal is brass.

Roxy Lentz earrings - processRoxy Lentz Jewelry  – process – The earrings with the first fire patina. If I wanted to keep these just like this, I would have to use cold connections. But, for these earrings, I need to shape them and fuse the ends together, so, some of this will go.

Roxy Lentz earrings - processRoxy Lentz earrings – process – The finished earrings. I filed the edges, fused the ends with small bits of silver, and used a wire brush to put a sheen on the surface, and to remove the grime that happened when using the torch. Since I put the torch on the back side, I did preserve some of the beautiful « orange peel » on the front. Now, I could leave these like this, or take a chance and put them in a pickle pot to make them silvery. I like the patina, and I think my customers do too. That beautiful gold sheen on the right side of the right earring, it did it all on its own, that is why these are one of a kind, and uncommon jewelry for independent women.

Roxy Lentz - process to make flower earrings Roxy Lentz - process to make flower earrings

 Roxy Lentz - The finished earrings Roxy Lentz Jewelry  the finished flower earrings. I used silver wire to cold connect the flowers to their base to preserve the patina. You can see that the base metal of this bowl was brass, because of the soft gleam on the edge of the flowers. After soldering on the post I put the brass base in pickle to clean the post, then I put it in a rinse of hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar to clean the fire scale off the brass. Some more buffing with a brass wire brush on the flex shaft. The earrings are about 2 1/2 inch long, and 1 1/2 wide. There are some similar at In Tandem Gallery and Gaia in Winston Salem NC.

(to buy Roxy Lentz jewellery in Tandem Gallery HERE !!)

Roxy Lentz  - Pendant of re purposed silver plate and found pexi-glass.   Roxy Lentz  – Pendant of re purposed silver plate and found pexi-glass.(plexi-glass side)

Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Pendant of re purposed silver plate and found pexi-glass.  Roxy Lentz Jewelry ·  Pendant of re purposed silver plate and found pexi-glass. Available at In Tandem Gallery and Gaia in Winston Salem. One of a kind, so may not look like this one.

Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Drop earrings of re purposed silver plate, silver doo-hickies, and sterling hooks. Each pair is one of a kind Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Drop earrings of re purposed silver plate, silver doo-hickies, and sterling hooks. Each pair is one of a kind è Available at Gaia in Winston Salem and In Tandem Gallery https://www.facebook.com/shopgaiaclothing/

Roxy Lentz - Donut earrings of re purposed silver plate, with sterling hooks. One of a kind, so all are a bit different.  Roxy Lentz Donut earrings of re purposed silver plate, with sterling hooks. One of a kind, so all are a bit different.

Roxy Lentz  pendantRoxy Lentz- Repurposed Silver Plate, Brass Chain and a ton of creativity for this necklace
 - www.InTandemGallery.com/roxy-lentzRoxy Lentz Jewelry

 

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04/12/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy LENTZ – RED…y for Xmas ?

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,recup' / recycled,Roxy LENTZ (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 3:15

Roxy Lentz

«Uncommon jewelry for independent women» !

« My work is inspired from what others often overlook. Man makes a street, a wall to control his environment, and then life – elements – slowly decompose this to bring it back to nothing. In the interim, I see beauty.»

Roxy Lentz has just finished a show on Dec. 3, Quattra4 at Louisville, all for the benefit of a worthwhile charity. Gorgeous jewelry presented there !

Roxy Lentz - oct 2016: Roxy Lentz - neckpieces – at Quattra4

Roxy Lentz  -  Necklace of re-purposed silver plate metal, brass chain and rich wabi-sabi fire patina.: Roxy Lentz  -  Necklace of re-purposed silver plate metal, brass chain and rich wabi-sabi fire patina.

Roxy Lentz - Necklace • Copper, Brass, Steel.Roxy Lentz - Necklace • Copper, Brass, Steel (at In Tandem gallery)

Roxy Lentz Jewelry‎ at Quattra 4: Roxy Lentz Jewelry ‎at Quattra4

Roxy Lentz Jewelry‎ at Quattra 4 - 3 dec. 2016 - http://www.quattra4.com/: Roxy Lentz Jewelry‎ at Quattra 4

Roxy Lentz - nov 2016 - earrings: Roxy Lentz - nov 2016 – earrings at Shoppe Artisan

Next « shopping time » on December 9-11 at ATLANTA,Shoppe Artisan at Cobb Galleria Centre

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy LENTZ – RED...y for Xmas ? dans COUP DE COEUR

Where
Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
When
December 9-11, 2016
Friday, Dec. 9: 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

 

 

to BUY Roxy Lentz jewelry : at In Tandem gallery

 

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20/10/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy LENTZ – re-purposed metal

Classé dans : EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Exposition/Exhibition,Roxy LENTZ (US),Salon,USA — bijoucontemporain @ 23:16

« I fabricate contemporary art jewelry from re-purposed silver plate metal » she says.
Not « I CREATE », but I « fabricate » ….  In another place she tolds us « y jewelry is made from base metal, metal found at the thrift store. It has no real value, …. in « scrap »value it is about 10 dollars …. »WHAAAAT ????!!!!!!

But in another place,  I finally find this : « Uncommon jewelry for independent women » !
YES, it is THIS : jewelry with a character , jewelry with strength !

Yes, « wild », savage jewelry, rough, « rude », with suddenly a delicate detail, something to point out, where eyes focuses …. look at this bangle … it has a « savage » look, it is not perfectly squared, the round piece is not « perfectly » closed, the patina is irregular, and suddenly, a little detail that shows that, YES, someone brought attention to it :this little « goldy bouquet » on the left … do you see it ? this little detail brings EMOTION …. it is what we call in french « un supplément d’âme » (an « extra touch of soul« ), and it is why I LOVE so much the Roxy Lentz jewelry ! Each of her jewels has its little dosis of emotion !

« My work is inspired from what others often overlook. Man makes a street, a wall to control his environment, and then life – elements – slowly decompose this to bring it back to nothing. In the interim, I see beauty.  »

Roxy Lentz bracelet of re purposed materials: Roxy Lentz bracelet of re purposed materials

Roxy Lentz cuff of re purposed metals.: Roxy Lentz cuff of re purposed metals …. & EMOTION detail – re purposed silver plate with fire patina, riveted to found pexi-glass. Copper with melted silver riveted for added grunge and a bit of danger.

Roxy Lentz One of a Kind Show: Roxy Lentz One of a Kind « Show » brooch

These « irregular details » make her jewelry alive, unique, not two bangles can be the same !

 

Come to see her jewelry  at the Parallax art fair in London
​     Gallery 5
     October 22-23, 2016 Chelsea Town Hall, KIngs Road

Parallax Art Fair London oct 2016

ParallaxAf

 


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24/06/2015

IL FAUT SAUVER LE ….. LA …. “uncommon jewelry for independent women”

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,metal,recup' / recycled,Roxy LENTZ (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 23:21

Non non non, vous n’y êtes pas ! on n’est pas « au cinéma ce soir » avec « Il faut sauver le soldat Ryan »,  MAIS plutôt il faut « sauver » la créatrice de bijoux Roxy Lentz ! ;-)

Effectivement elle vient de m’écrire « Where I live none of the jewelry we both love would sell, none. So, when I try to go for that, I never know if I am going on the right path. …… I am ready to stop making jewelry to please the midwest taste …. »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!

J’avais déjà remarqué, et donc aimé, certains de ses bijoux sur mon « board » Pinterest « ROUGH, RUDE & SAUVAGE … jewelry » mais en voici plus … rien qu’en son honneur !

She calls her jewelry  uncommon jewelry for independent women…..

  Roxy Lentz - Copper, pexi glass, steel.Roxy Lentz – necklace – Copper, pexi glass, steel.

« Re purposed metal with a new mission. My jewelry is fabricated from recycled metals I find at thrift shops; I occasionally will use purchased metal, but prefer the patina of metal that has a history. Silver plate trays once given as wedding gifts, stored and then abandoned are crafted into one of a kind pieces that will bring attention to the wearer every time they are worn.  In 2010 I received a grant from the Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville, KY to go to Florence, Italy and take a two week course of intensive study in the fabrication of studio art jewelry, at the world known Alchimia Contemporary Jewellry School. Jewelry resulting from this study is in the “Firenze Collection”.  I show my one-of-a-kind jewelry at selected art shows, and in several galleries across the US. (for example, « Ferrous », held at Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco CA. 2013)  » Roxy Lentz

Roxy Lentz | 3 brooches made from repurposed metals, largest 6”Roxy Lentz - 3 brooches made from repurposed metals, largest 6”

Roxy Lentz - Bangle from re purposed silver plated trays, copper wire, fire patina.Roxy Lentz – Bangle from re purposed silver plated trays, copper wire, fire patina

Necklaces - Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Steel wire, brass.Roxy Lentz – Necklace – Steel wire, brass

Roxy Lentz   - Brooch - Silver plate tray, fire patina, steel. Photo by artist.Brooches - Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Silver plate tray, fire patina, steel. Photo by artist. (BACK)

Roxy Lentz   – Brooch (front & back) – Silver plate tray, fire patina, steel. Photo by artist

Roxy Lentz -  Necklace of recycled metal, PVC pipe. Discarted show, Ojai CA.Roxy Lentz -  Necklace of recycled metal, PVC pipe

 Roxy Lentz -  "I found it on the ground" - broochRoxy Lentz -  « I found it on the ground » – Brooch, plexi-glass, nickel silver, brass, steel.
The pexi-glass is from a fabric store sign that was blown down during a hurricane. Hurricane Ike took a side trip to the mid-west. NFS – More brooches may be made in this material and style.   about 3″ long.

« I found it on the ground«  The materials used for this jewelry have a past, and memories that go back to the beginning of time. Elements fused together and became metal, the metal was refined and fabricated into beautiful silver plated trays given as gifts for a new marriage, to someone who earned a bit of recognition, or just because. 
Then the memories change and are passed on to someone else, and the old memories are refashioned into new ones. 
A walk along a beach or river, will often find bits and pieces of burnt wood, things once recognizable and useful, now cast aside. Memories of a campfire, love, friendship, and good food. 
This collection is about the memories that fill our lives, we share, put away, then burn into our consciousness for safekeeping.
 Roxy Lentz -  "I found it on the ground" - Cuff/bangle of repurposed silver plate tray with fire patina. Riveted to found pexi-glass with frosted finish. About 5 inches across Roxy Lentz -  « I found it on the ground » – Cuff/bangle of repurposed silver plate tray with fire patina. Riveted to found pexi-glass with frosted finish. About 5 inches across

Roxy lentz - The wild child, it can be just about anything. Will it catch on peoples clothes? yes, if they wear a loose weave. But, some people love it, and wouldn't have it any other way.Roxy Lentz - « The wild child » cuff, it can be just about anything. Will it catch on peoples clothes? yes, if they wear a loose weave. But, some people love it, and wouldn’t have it any other way -
I LOVE it !!

24/02/2013

EXPO ‘FERROUS’ – Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco (US) – 1er Mars-14 Avril 2013

FERROUS | Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery | San Francisco -

March 1 – April 14, 2013

FERROUS | Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery | San Francisco - 	    FERROUS  March 1 - April 14, 2013(David Choi bracelet)

Jewelry in a New Iron Age by 60 International Artists

Velvet da Vinci San Francisco exhibition
March 1 – April 14, 2013
Artists’ reception Friday, March 1, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.

FERROUS, an exhibition of jewelry using iron, steel, and steel alloys. Although the use of iron dates back more than two thousand years, this humble material is more commonly used for agriculture and industrial purposes than adornment. A significant exception is the Berlin Iron Jewelry of the early 19th century. The Prussian Royal family funded the uprising against Napoleon by encouraging wealthy citizens to exchange their precious gold and silver for intricately fabricated iron jewelry
.Intricacy is just one aspect the 60 artists of FERROUS explore with this versatile material. Known for its strength and lightness, the steel and iron jewelry of FERROUS is both rusty and shiny, sheet and wire, bejeweled and modest. The exhibition will take place simultaneously at Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco and as a virtual exhibition at crafthaus online. In May FERROUS will travel to 18Karat Gallery in Toronto, Canada as part of The Society of North American Goldsmith’s annual conference.
 
 
Participating artists:
Nanz Aalund, USA –  Anne Achenbach, Germany –  Dauvit Alexander, Scotland –  Talya Baharal, USA –  Michael Berger, Germany –  Lisa Bjorke, Sweden –  Aaron Bray, USA –  Elizabeth Callinicos, UK –  Melissa Cameron, USA/Australia –  David Choi, USA –  Kat Cole, USA –  Dialogue Collective, UK –  Andy Cooperman, USA –  Donna D’Aquino, USA –  Jaclyn Davidson, USA –  Ann Catrin Evans, Wales –  Maureen Faye-Chauhan, Australia –  Fekete Réka, NL –  Mirla Fernandes, Brazil –  Peg Fetter, USA –  Rebekah Frank, USA –  Motoko Furuhashi, USA –  Susie Ganch, USA –  Elliot Gaskin, USA –  Janna Gregonis, USA –  Dana Hakim, Israel –  Masako Hamaguchi, UK –  Tom Hill, USA/UK –  Heejin Hwang, USA –  Rob Jackson, USA –  Mary Frisbee Johnson, USA –  Lisa Juen Sinnott, USA –  Satomi Kawai, USA –  Maya Kini, USA –  Amy Klainer, USA –  Jenny Laidlaw, UK –  Lorena Lazard, Mexico –  Roxy Lentz, USA –  Timothy Information Limited, UK –  Kasja Lindberg, Sweden –  Tara Locklear, USA –  Sarah Loertscher, USA –  Drew Markou, UK –  Judy McCaig, Spain/Scotland –  Lindy McSwan, Australia –  Chris Nelson, USA –  Iker Ortiz, Mexico –  Claudio Pino, Canada –  Jo Pond, UK –  Suzanne Pugh, USA –  Meghan Patrice Riley, USA –  Mackenzie Sala, USA –  Natasha Seedorf, USA –  Sondra Sherman, USA –  Marjorie Simon, USA –  Melissa Stiles, USA –  Barbara Stutman, Canada –  Tore Svensson, Sweden –  Sarah West, USA –  Katie Wright, UK
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Donna D’Aquino : Red/Black Necklace
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,  Helen Shirk: Neckpiece
Dauvit Alexander Post-Apocalyptic Cocktal Rings
Alexander Dauvit : Three Post-Apocalyptic Cocktail Rings
David Choi BroochDavid Choi Brooch
Maureen Faye-Chauhan Octahedral BroochMaureen Faye-Chauhan: Stainless steel Octahedral brooch
Sarah West Coney Island/RCA Brooch #%Sarah West – Coney Island/RCA Brooch
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Susie Ganch : Pendant
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,
Mirla Fernandes Eu sou a medida II/Fe (I am the measure/Fe) Necklace
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Drew Markou Rust and Space Brooch #1
Tara Locklear Faux Real KJ Lane Replica EarringsTara Locklear – Faux Real KJ Lane Replica Earrings
Marjorie Simon First Thoughts on Miami Foliage NeckpieceMarjorie Simon First Thoughts on Miami Foliage Neckpiece
Sondra Sherman Study Valeriana BroochSondra Sherman Study Valeriana Brooch
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,
Barbara Stutman Boutonniere #11
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,
Jennifer Laidlaw No use in crying over spilt milk Necklace (detail)
Lindy McSwan Day 7 NYC v2.1 and v1.2 BroochesLindy McSwan Day 7 NYC v2.1 and v1.2 Brooches
Dana Hakim My Four Guardian Angels Brooch
Dana Hakim My Four Guardian Angels Brooch
Meghan Patrice Riley Interstitial II NecklaceMeghan Patrice Riley Interstitial II Necklace
Kat Cole 405 Summit Catalog of Belongings Neckpiece
Kat Cole 405 Summit Catalog of Belongings Neckpiece
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Kat Cole The Land Below – Winter Neckpiece
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,
Sarah Loertscher Structure Neckpiece #13
Amy Klainer Safety Chain NecklaceAmy Klainer Safety Chain Necklace
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,
Suzanne Pugh Brooch
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Roxy Lentz Neckpiece
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,
 Lisa Bjorke Frigg Brooch
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Reka Fekete Juggling Brooch
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,  Lisa Juen I Make You Look Successful Brooch/Neckpiece
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,  Claudio Pino INOX Reverie Ring
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Michael Berger Kinetic Ring
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Motoko Furuhashi – Sentiment Brooch
All images from FERROUS at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Timothy Information Limited -  Gone Brooch
 

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