19 February 2018
The draft drawings exhibited by this northern French jeweler, Dael&Grau, were completed between 1900 and 1960. Discovered in cardboard boxes during a house move, most of them are gouache on tracing paper, Canson paper or rhodoïd paper. “This technique is unique to jewelry, explains Sylvette Botella-Gaudichon, the exhibition curator. Textiles, for example, tend to opt for chalk or colored pencil.” Because of the creamy texture of gouache, lines can be drawn with extreme precision, as these 1:1 scale drawings are used above all to guide the creation of jewelry.
« Gouachés, un art unique et ignoré » until April 1st 2018 at La Piscine, Roubaix
In the “fantasy” category, brands offering vermeil, gold-plating and gold-plated brass are flying high. This is due to…
Opaque, smooth and shiny without sparkling: there’s nothing like lacquer to satisfy that crazy desire for color and optimism!
I was so surprised by the extreme lightness of this Tabayer bracelet – to the point of wondering if it was really gold at all.
As the central element of this collection, links even become a garment in their own right when Roustaing turns them into an ultra-sexy top.
Too big, too fragile, too disturbing, too bulky, too outrageous, too eccentric, too over-the-top… just too much. That’s what you’ll say when you...
In Renard Bijoux, you get a sense of authenticity, rurality, the emotions generated by the tiny details of everyday life, and of work done by hand.