17 July 2017
The term “DIY” is often associated with the work of Lisa Walker, a New Zealand artist who loves to collect, glue and paint items such as these foam cigarette ends. Here they are attached to a braid reminiscent of those used in Maori stone and shell jewelry, giving the necklace a magical, talismanic feel, as if it is intended to exorcise this deadly addiction.
Jewelry designer Alexandra Jefford created a series of gold rings with crafted knots of colored Smythson leather.
Like fashion designers before them, jewelers are developing whole creative worlds. Foundrae’s designer, Beth Bugdaycay, has dreamed up blown glass objects...
In a more striking incarnation, the Ukrainian vinok is now finding a new young audience and is perfectly in tune with the wave of patriotism.
In her Copenhagen workshop, Orit Elhanati plays tirelessly with the yellow gold, torturing, hammering, denting it.
Maiko Takeda concentrates mainly on head adornments inspired by science, mathematics and the repetitive, obsessive music of Philip Glass.
In 2019, after several years of stagnation, the price of an ounce of gold soared by 20%. And there seems to be no end in sight…