Berlin based Jewelry designer Denise Julia Reytan creates eco-friendly pieces using unusual materials including silicone and rubber, recycled objects as well as other day to day bits and pieces
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« Exciting materials, bright colours, sensual materiality and extraordinary forms deeply fascinates me.
This fascination is the basis, the essential mix, upon which my jewellery is growing.
For me, my works are like poems on the body, a poetry in objects. Colours and shapes forming sentences and signs, playing and communicating together and merging into new formations.
Through the effect of colours, materials and shapes, an independent, artificial and self-explanatory image
should develop and turn the wearer into a breathtaking painting.
Furthermore, my necklaces are about the unconditional beauty of colours, shapes, materials and about decorative equality. My necklaces are made of materials which fascinate me, of objects from everyday life, consumption and the environment, which represents me, my culture and the time I am living in.
I am working in different directions and searching for ways to combine diverse disciplines like painting, installation, fashion, graphic and jewellery into something new. That helps me to reflect « authentic me » and the culture I´m living in.
The restrictions of conventional jewellery form the background against which I develop my own, individual language of form, trying to find a new definition of jewellery as well as a new place for it in today’s society.
Moreover, I am questioning the boundaries between precious and non-precious. I am interested in the transformation of precious into non-precious and of non-precious into preciousness. But the question also is one about the ideal and intrinsic value of objects and their importance. For me jewellery is an inner expression, individual statement and an identification of the own personality. » (Denise Julia Reytan)
JOYllery - « This jewellery has no fixed form, but is expandable with own jewellery, like chains, stone or pearl necklaces, pendants, rings or any other kind of beloved objects. This makes it very playful and open for everybodies own ideas. »
« EINTR8″ necklaces
« EINTR8 Jewellery is about confrontation with value terms, about the unconditional beauty of colours, shapes, materials and about decorative equality.
My jewellery is made of materials which fascinates me, of objects from everyday life, consumption and the environment, which represents me, my culture and the time I am living in. EINTR8 Jewellery is combining and new interpretating modern and traditional characteristics, shape languages, materials, techniques, designs and statements in the world today. »
« Snapshots »
« The fixation of the pieces of jewellery and other objects of peronal value I have collected by way of the rather unconventional technique of silicone casting, is a snap-shot of my time and the culture I am part of, the culture of an often unreflected consumers’ society, in which objects become easily disposable. With jewellery not the material but the ideal value should come to the fore, so that the personality of everyone can get expressed, shaped and reflected. The idea of democratic jewellery and of sharing my messages and my collected and unique objects is important for me. That´s also a reason why I choose the silicone casting method. There is a strong contrast between the material of non-precious silicone, the cast precious jewellery pieces and a very personal content. By changing the original materiality of the used objects into silicone or resin, a new harmony of material, colour is created, a novel entity. «