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Claudia Westhaus : leaves & flowers « from the balcony »

Classé dans : Claudia WESTHAUS (DE),COUP DE COEUR,Craft2eu,www Craft2EU — bijoucontemporain @ 5:18

« Claudia Westhaus observed very seriously the surrounding flora to catch the movements of leaves and flowers in the wind. Her silver jewellery is tightly packed with details, leaves and structures – in many cases even flexible »

Claudia Westhaus : leaves & flowers

« From the Balcony » Collier, silver

Westhaus_Ringe_0001 dans COUP DE COEUR

« Hanami oval » ring, silver   –   « Leberpflänzchen rot » ring, silver

Westhaus_Kresse_Brosche0007 dans Craft2eu
« Cress red » brooch, silver

Westhaus_Ringe0002 dans www Craft2EU

« Leaves » ring, silver   –  « From the Balcony » ring, silver

« From the Balcony » brooch, silver


All to SHOP at Craft2eu ! :-)


Leah MILES (UK) found paper jewelry

Leah Miles creates beautiful sculptural jewellery inspired by romances, handwritten letters and news from yesterday. She is inspired by the fascination for the overlooked qualities of discarded materials. Predominantly created from waste paper, her work questions the traditional opinions of presciousness and challenges existing notions of disposability and re use.
Leah Miles tells us:

« I work predominantly with found papers to create one-off jewellery pieces. The paper is sculpted into tactile forms revealing lines of colours and glimpses of text. Unwanted books, old diaries, documents and diagrams are transformed and given a new life, their content omly hinted at. the pieces often combine other materials such as pearls and silver which contrast with the paper.
I completed the BA in Contemporary Crafts at University College Fallmouth in 2007 and since then I have continued to live and make in Cornwall. I am inspired by my surroundings there as well as with the material itself. It’ s assciations with practical uses and text, and its ability to be altered through the process of making. Much of the paper is donated or found. This current collection makes use of old books about love stories and passionate affairs of the heart.

Her experimental approach together with her work’s instantly recognisable aesthetic have gained her international exhibitions and awards from the British Crafts Council, the Association of Contemporary Jwellery and the Arts Council.

Leah Miles braceletLeah Miles brooch 'but to suggest', paper, glass beads, silk, silver
Leah Miles brooch 'direct in the romantic', paper, freshwater pearls, silk, silverLeah Miles-Kette 'chain of romance 2', pages of a romance, silk, silver, fresh water pearls
Leah Milesbracelet
brooch ‘but to suggest’, paper, glass beads, silk, silver
brooch ‘direct in the romantic’, paper, freshwater pearls, silk, silver
necklace ‘chain of romance 2′, pages of a romance, silk, silver, fresh water pearls

will be at the « PAPERFICIAL » exhibition , Craft2eu Hambourg (DE) 10 mars-8 mai 2010
PAPERFICIAL « …is like paper, either of delicate transparency or of flexible stability,it can be cut like paper, or folded, scrunched up or pressed together, it wants to be painted and printed like paper. Paper creations are the big subject of many current exhibitions and catalogues. Inspired by this there is a trend in design and craft which turns many other things into something paperficial, just as if it were made of paper. We have put together some astonishing examples of this for your delectation. »


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Traditional techniques do not mean lack of innovation : Dorit SCHUBERT & lace

Bobbin lace / dentelle au fuseau
« Traditional techniques do not mean a lack of innovation. Designer Dorit Schubert from Dresden discovered the very traditional art of bobbin lace making as an ideal medium for jewellery design. She works with fine threads of silver, stainless steel and coloured nylon in the traditional bobbin lace technique into filigreed jewellery.  She develops three-dimensional shapes and connections from the flat shape and fits them together.  She takes her cue from nature, lets blossom bells, leaves, pods, and panicles grow in the truest sense of the word.  Her astonishing technical perfection is a surprise and unites with its precise shapes into a small treasure of unusual transparency and lightness.  Structurally the necklaces and ear-hangings seem fragile, but in their craftsmanship they are actually quite tough and indestructible. »

After she trained as a dental technician Dorit Schubert absolved a professional study from 1995 until 1998 at the HS Zwickau in Saxonia and mastered at the Applied Arts Schneeberg in textile arts.  Since that time she has worked on her own and has received much recognition for her very special jewellery.  1998 the State Prize of Bavaria, 2008 Blickfang Design Prize and the Prize for Applied Arts Koppel 66 in Hamburg.

Elle explique des tas de choses sur son site, sur les matériaux utilisés et la technique, mais malheureusement uniquement en allemand … :-(   tout cela a un coté très bucolique et délicat, pas « cucul » pour deux sous ! Et les couleurs ont un coté rafraichissant et suranné en même temps …. délicieux !
Dorit Schubert - earrings 2008- bobbin lace made from fishing line - silver, glass beadsDorit Schubert quallen kette

Dorit Schubert – earrings 2008- bobbin lace made from fishing line – silver, glass beads
quallen necklace
Dorit Schubert - earrings 'star', polyamid, stainless steel, tongued, silveDorit Schubert - earrings  'cherry' - bobbin lace
earrings ‘star’, polyamid, stainless steel, tongued, silver
earrings  ‘cherry’ – bobbin lace
Dorit Schubert -necklace 'Bohnen', polyamid, stainless steel, 70 cm longDorit Schubert3
necklace ‘Bohnen’, polyamid, stainless steel, 70 cm longbroche (?)

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Bijoux textiles de Anke HENNIG – éléments organiques, faune indécise…

Anke Hennig combines with her jewellery the colours of winter and icy glitter with her delicate transparency of textile weave, called Monofil. The secret of her invention she keeps all to herself. The rosettes which are made into brooches and earrings are light and precious : a flexible development of the chains, partly because of the secrecy of their technique and at the same time their beauty.

« The underlying idea of my work is a new design principle.  I am limited to clear forms and the principle of sequences. Simple, flat braids are wound aroundand over themselves and form a spiral and provide an unusual aesthetic in the third dimension. Pieces of jewellery are produced with an appearance and a surface, which hardly allows one to imagine its origin. The lightness and mouldability of the materials are particularly important to me. My preference for filigrees influence the original shape of my jewellery. »(Anke Hennig)

Anke Hennig - brooch 'annemone II' 2008 - crochet fabric, embroidery w beadsAnke Hennig, Brosche Anemone I. Silber, Edelstahl, glasperlenAnke Hennig_Brosche_light turquoise, cotton, rayon, Monofil, silver
 Anke Hennig – brooch ‘annemone II’ 2008 – crochet fabric, embroidery w beads
 Brosche « Anemone I » – Silber, Edelstahl, glasperlen
Brosche – light turquoise, cotton, rayon, Monofil, silver
Anke Hennig necklace - ecru, grey, stitched with red glass beads, cotton, rayon, Monofil, silveranke hennig- braceletAnke-Hennig_Hybrid necklace
 necklace – ecru, grey, stitched with red glass beads, cotton, rayon, Monofil, silver
  »Hybrid » necklace
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