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COUP de COEUR ! 2ROSES jewelry – recycle your electronic components !

Les 2ROSES ??? iconoclastes joyeux, « testeurs d’assemblages nouveaux » ! réjouissant !
d’ailleurs (et ça ne m’étonne pas !) ils étaient présents à l’exposition « Humor in Art & Craft » à la Luke & Eloy Gallery (USA)

2-Roses is a life long collaboration between Corliss Rose and John Lemieux Rose. Each is a master craftsman in their own right, and together they encompass a formidable range of expertise across a wide range of mediums


« We just hate to throw anything away. So there we were looking at a huge stack of old computer floppy disks. What a marvelous material this turned out to be. The disk part itself is a very tough and durable polyvinyl film that has an incredible reflective quality. This is the first design using this material, and we’re just getting warmed up. » (bracelet « Flipity Floppity » exposé à « paper or plastic » (Luke & Eloy Gallery) et qui m’a fait découvrir les « 2roses »)

COUP de COEUR ! 2ROSES jewelry - recycle your electronic components ! dans 2Roses (US) brac19

bracelet « Flipity Floppity » – computer floppy disks

brac04 dans COUP DE COEUR
  »Bubble » bracelet – Acrylic, Bubble Wrap, Fine Silver Ribbon

neck27 dans
« Hi Tek Mosaic » necklace- Sterling Silver, 24kt Gold, Circuit Board, Electronic Components

« Recycled electronic components (ie resistors, diodes, chip sets etc) combine to add color and texture to this necklace. Components are set on tubes of varying diameters and length. This necklace demonstrates what your cell phone, toaster, computer or CD player looks like when its turned inside out. « 

neck38 dans Gal. Luke & Eloy (US)
« Resistor » Necklace  - Necklace of electrical connectors, gold accents & sterling silver with silver clasp

« This is the initial piece in the Hi Tek series, and the result of a grant we received from a large electronics manufacturer. The concept behind this piece addresses the transitory nature of value. The components used in this piece have a combined value of well over $10,000. Because they had been deemed « non-conforming » (they don’t meet specification) their value immediately became zero. By using the components in a piece of jewelry value is reinstated. Its all in how you look at it. »

On en revient au grand questionnement du bijou contemporain : quelle est sa valeur ? quelle est son rapport avec la/une valeur ???

neck37 dans plastiques
« Polyvinyl Nouveau » Necklace – Recycled Plastic, Sterling, Bronze, Fabricated

« This was created while on a quest to making the ultimate macaroni necklace (!!). You know, taking the lowest material you can find, and doing something inappropriately extravagant with it. In this case, it is the ubiquitous white it is the ubiquitous white plastic grocery bag. The bags were cut and woven onto a sterling chain. This took a LOT of bags and about three months to complete. The black « thingys »(I believe that is the correct technical term) are copper wire coated with plastic dip. The centerpiece is cast bronze. Its a very comfortable piece to wear, but you gotta be ready for a lot of attention. » (and I suppose, a lot of sweat ! ;-) )


vous pouvez voir leur travail sur Flickr
ils vendent également leurs bijoux sur …. mais pas toutes ces belles pièces !!! :-( ((


EXPO ‘Charlotte Daffern : The Acid Housewife Collection’ -Luke & Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh (USA) – 18 sept-30 oct 2010

Charlotte Daffern is a hybrid crafts practitioner based in Birmingham, UK. Since completing her jewellery and silversmithing MA at Birmingham’s School of Jewellery, she has continued to develop jewellery and costume under her own label. Recycled fabrics and findings are used wherever possible to create stuffed components for her designs. Pearls and ready-made objects are also re-used to create eccentric, wearable pieces.
Charlotte begins her design process by identifying visual symbols that can be transferred into cloth. These are deconstructed, repeated, multiplied and explored through scale and positioning on the body.
Her creations aim to invoke nostalgia of the childhood dressing up box. She hopes that when people wear her pieces their childlike sense of fun and freedom is renewed.

Charlotte Daffern- 'acid housewife' neckpiece - fabric polyester stuffing, pearls- 2009
Charlotte Daffern- ‘acid housewife’ neckpiece – fabric polyester stuffing, pearls- 2009

« My work is a multi-faceted and ambiguous realisation of my perception of culture and personal experiences.
The result is a range of creative objects that relate to questions of gender, fashion, sociology, culture and history.
I began by exploring concepts of ‘Britishness’ and its associated visual stereotypes.
My visual investigations correspond to the current nostalgia for 1950’s aesthetics, activities and traditional values.
Our current economic climate has seen the re-emergence of make do and mend through up-cycling, re-cycling and re-using.
Domestic crafts such as knitting, baking and burlesque dancing have made reappearance and are considered ‘trendy’.
Additional themes come from feminist debates in response to this resurgence and relate to issues surrounding the pursuit
of feminine fulfilment, gender role representation and experimentation.
I begin by identifying visual symbols that can be transferred into cloth to create figurative representations of the initial ideas.
The visual symbols are deconstructed, repeated, multiplied and explored through scale and positioning. Each element is intended to be a prototypical simulacrum and de-centred to cross reference contexts and explore the concepts.
I aim to present my understanding of the complexities of these ideas juxtaposed with preconceived stereotypes in an original creative format. » (Charlotte Daffern)


5169 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (USA)
tel : 412.784.1919

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EXPO ‘URBANIA’ – Luke & Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh (USA) – 10 avril-22mai 2010

 URBANIA (The Urban Experience)

Group Show exploring how artists view, and experience urban life.

URBANIA looks to provide insight into a range of issues related to the urban environment. We are interested to explore how artists view the change that has occured in metropolitan areas over time, how they see cities and towns functioning today, and how artists would like to see challenges of the future addressed.

In Collaboration with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

concerning jewelry : Michael Dale Bernard (USA) (Art Jewelry) & Robert Longyear (USA) (Mixed Media Installation/Art Jewelry)

URBANIA - Michael Dale Bernard 'Metro Bus Exit Necklace'
Michael Dale Bernard – « Metro Bus Exit Necklace »

Reminds me the Belgian designer Liesbet Bussche who creates jewelry for urban space….



5169 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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Appel à candidature – OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS ! – « Domestic Bliss » – deadline : 17 juil. 2010

DOMESTIC BLISS : Group show featuring artwork about the perceived ideal of domestic life, and artists’ views on feminine identity and gender roles.

DOMESTIC BLISS- Marissa Sahneholtz -'As she gazed off into nothingness, she successfully avoided the task at hand.'
Marissa Sahneholtz – ‘As she gazed off into nothingness, she successfully avoided the task at hand.’- copper, enamel tin,fabric,silver,found button

 Pour participer à l’EXPOSITION qui aura lieu à la « Luke & Eloy Gallery (Pittsburgh, USA) du 18 sept au 30 oct 2010

Please submit your work using the Artist Submission form in the website headline
for reference.

All 2 and 3-dimensional media are considered including video !

Please copy the artist submission form from the website (tab headline) and mail your entry by July 17, 2010
Submission deadline (Postmark): July 17, 2010
Notification by: July 30, 2010
Delivery of Artwork : August 30-Sep 4, 2010


L’EXPOSITION aura lieu du 18 sept au 30 oct 2010
EXHIBITION : Opening: September 18, 2010 11-5
Closing: October 30, 2010

5169 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (USA)
tel : 412.784.1919


EXPO ‘Christine Bossler : ‘Repel – Allure – Adapt  » (Body Adornment)’ – Luke & Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA – 30janv-20mars 2010

Classé dans : Christine BOSSLER (US),,Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Luke & Eloy (US) — bijoucontemporain @ 23:51

EXPOSITION  des oeuvres de l’artiste Christine BOSSLER

‘Repel – Allure – Adapt  » (Body Adornment) »

EXPO- Christine BOSSLER Body adornment-Luke & Eloy Gal.janv-mars 2010

Artiste indépendante, vivant à Detroit, on peut voir certains de ses bijoux sur son site

et la « question » se pose de suite : « bijoux » ou « body adornment » ?? y a-t-il une différence ? y a-t-il une limite pour le passage de l’un à l’autre ?

en tout cas ses parures/ornements/bijoux parlent d’eux-même de la distance au corps : « Distance » (photo ci-dessous), « Restrain », « my doors »….

EXPO 'Christine Bossler : 'Repel - Allure - Adapt
Christine BOSSLER, parure de corps « Distance »

J’aime ces parures « flamboyantes » (que je serais bien capable de porter !), mais elle fait aussi de très belles choses plus « accessibles » sinon plus « portables » au quotidien, que vous apouvez acheter sur

5169 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 – USA
quand :
du 30 janvier au 20 mars 2010
(heures d’ouvertures mardi-vend. 11-2  – Sam. 11-5)

EXPO ‘Paper or Plastic ?’ – Luke & Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh (USA) – Nov 2009-Jan 2010

« Paper or Plastic ? »
EXPOSITION  de groupe, oeuvres en papier ou plastiques  // GROUP SHOW Exhibition featuring artwork executed in paper, cardboard or plastic materials

participants / Participating Artists :

Papier :
Hoyeon Chung (USA)
Artemis Herber (USA)
Ellen Jantzen (USA)
Eun Yeong Jeong (USA)
Ji-Eun Lee (USA)
Amy Lipshie (USA)
Ryan S. Murphy (USA)
Midori Saito (USA)
Emi Savacool (USA)
Hyeseung Shin (USA)
Michelle Sotolongo (USA)
Francesca Vitali (USA)
Brian Weissman (USA),

Eun Yeong Jeong -'Those sweet words'- 'paper or plastic'-PMichelle Sotolongo-Pod Necklace - paper necklace-P
Eun Yeong Jeong -’Those sweet words’
Michelle Sotolongo- Pod Necklace

EXPO 'Paper or Plastic ?' - Luke & Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh (USA) - Nov 2009-Jan 2010 dans 2Roses (US)gioielli-by-midori-saito
Ji-Eun Lee – « The Spring Time of Life »
Midori Saito -   paper, silver, resin jewelry
Francesca Vitali - paper jewelry (Frucci design) – ring « girasole giallo »

Plastic :
Eliana Arenas (USA)
Stevie B. (USA)
Melissa Borell (USA)
Brenda Bregman (USA)
Burcu Buyukunal (Turkey)
Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez (USA)
Bifei Cao (USA)
Cynthia del Giudice (Argentina)
Sung-Yeoul Lee (USA)
Emiko Oye (USA)
Michelle Pajak-Reynolds (USA)
Mary Hallam Pearse (USA)
Jon Radermacher (USA)
Carol Ann Rafferty (USA)
2Roses (USA)
Rickson Salkeld (Canada)
Anthony Tammaro (USA)
Carolyn Tillie (USA)

StevieBThePlunge_40LoadsSeriesBrooch dans Anthony TAMMARO (US)Burcu Buyukunal -  brooches- EXPO 'paper or plastic'
Stevie B. (US) – « The plunge » brooch – Sterling silver, plastic laundry detergent cap, Plexiglas, epoxy resin, Prismacolor, found objects, patina
Burcu Buyukunal (TR)- kaleidoscopic rings & brooches made of drinking straws
Michelle Pajak-Reynolds – Lily necklace

Beaucoup de merveilles, mon coup de coeur allant aux parures faites de sacs en plastique cuits/repassés/fondus … enchainés ! :-) de Cynthia del GIUDICE

Cynthia del Giudice - Fused Plastic Necklace - expo 'Paper or Plastic'- 2010

Cynthia del GIUDICE necklace – white ‘flowers’ or ‘petals’ – fused plastic grocery bags

Artiste Argentine, vivant à Buenos Aires,vous pouvez voir et acheter ses créations sur

Le plus « joli » dans ces bijoux c’est qu’ils ont été faits à l’origine pour une jeune mariée qui voulait des bijoux juste pour le jour de son mariage! BRAVO à cette jeune femme dont « l’audace » me rempli d’admiration :-)

« I originally designed this necklace for a bride. She wanted a versatile piece which could be worn not only on her wedding day, but also as a casual piece … » says Cynthia del Giudice

Delightful jewelry !  it’s incredible how plastic grocery bags can be poetic & romantic ! ;-)

5169 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 – USA
du 14 nov. 2009 au 16 janv. 2010
(heures d’ouvertures mardi-vend. 11-2  – Sam. 11-5)



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