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Zlatoust engraving art

Zlatoust engraving art

A set of tray, candlestick and wine glasses. Zlatoust engraving art

Zlatoust engraving art
Highly exclusive, made in the technique of Zlatoust engraving art ​​by the hands of skilled craftsmen, these products are tineless. Traditionally, masters use brass, nickel and gold, and work in the technique of multi-cycle application, artistic prints, panache brush, etching, and nickel plating.
Founded in 1754, Zlatoust got its name after St. John Zlatoust. The city, surrounded by the mountains of the Southern Ural, became the place for constructing an arms factory in 1815. The factory produced a variety of types of bladed weapons (swords, sabers, swords, daggers, and knives). Meanwhile, in addition to arms, there appeared a rare art – steel engraving. And the great contribution to the development of prints made ​​P.P. Anosov – Russian scientist and metallurgist. It was under his leadership, for the first time Russia obtained damask steel.
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Jewelry art message by Rebecca Rose

Planetary Ring. Jewelry art message by Rebecca Rose

Planetary Ring. Jewelry art message by Rebecca Rose

Jewelry art message by Rebecca Rose. American sculptor and jewelry artist Rebecca Rose creates miniature wearable art – finger rings representing world events or social issues. Rose’s sculptured finger rings called ‘Sculpturings’ are cast in precious metals – gold, silver and bronze. Each ring is displayed in a hand blown glass cloche dome and is elevated by an engraved base and armature to appear as if the ring is floating in mid air. Rose’s definition of the Sculpturing: “an artistic collection of small sculpture on a mobile scale for fingers, with the intent to combine current social issues artistically represented in a physical sculptural form”.
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Realistic beaded sculptures by Zhanna Vasilyeva

Green Iguana (dragon). Realistic beaded sculpture by Belarusian artist Zhanna Vasilyeva

Green Iguana (dragon). Realistic beaded sculpture by Belarusian artist Zhanna Vasilyeva

Realistic beaded sculptures by Zhanna Vasilyeva. Zhanna Vasilyeva is an amateur artist of applied art, creating realistic sculptures of beautiful multi-colored beads. Zhanna Vasilyeva was born 20 April 1966 in Krasnoselsky district of Grodno region, Belarus. By education Vasilieva is a biologist, ichthyologist, fish farmer, forced to change her work in favor of crafts. Zhanna Vasilyeva has always engaged in needlework, but in the fall of 2010 came upon the Chinese beads and was fascinated by its beauty and possibilities for the creativity. According to her, beads – a parallel life with an endless delight and beauty of the sea, with which Zhanna Vasilyeva fell in love.
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Zardozi embroidery art

Zardozi embroidery

Zardozi embroidery

Zardozi embroidery art came from India, Iran, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Stunning precious metal embroidery Zardozi decorated the clothes of the royality in India. Zardozi embroidery adorned walls and hangings of the royal rooms, and paraphernalia of royal elephants and horses. The material used for Zardozi embroidery was gold and silver threads or wires, gold leaves, pearls and precious stones. Today craftsmen combine gold and silver wire with copper and a silk thread. Zardozi came from a Persian word Zar (gold), and Dozi (embroidery). In the 17th century Zardosi embroidery prospered under the patronage of Mughal Emperor Akbar, and came to decline under the rule of Aurangzeb. Craftsmen could not carry on with such expensive embroidery on their own.
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Coin art

Coin art - necklace of coins "Owl"

Coin art – necklace of coins “Owl”

Generally, the coin in jewelry and souvenirs – not a novelty. Gypsy necklace created from a variety of levels of coins of different denominations. They also decorated scarves edges with coins, and while dancing they provocatively rang with the movement of dancers. From coins are made different pendants, charms, talismans. Recently revived different types of money trees, gift toads and piggy banks pleasant to the eye. It is believed that feng shui work is not only pretty, but also very symbolic as material well-being accompanied the holder of such toys. And the process of its manufacture can be excellent relaxer. Working with coins and other small things can solve endless problems. The souvenirs of the coins made ​​with hands, with imbedded in them the soul of a creator, will serve as a real mascot, attracting to you financial prosperity and good fortune.
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Sun inspired jewellery art

Sun inspired jewellery art

Sun inspired jewellery art

For thousands of years, the Sun has filled man with inspiration, admiration and fear. The Sun is the most crucial element needed on Earth for life. Human cultures have worshiped the Sun in acknowledgement of its importance, its beauty and its magnificent powers. Sun – the giver of light and life, the ruler of the upper and lower world, which it passes during its daily treatment: “Although you are far away, thy rays fall on the ground; although you remain on people’s faces, your tracks are invisible”; “The world exists through you” – read the hymns of Akhenaten, facing the sun god Aten. Solar deities and divine personification of the sun, are endowed with the attributes of omniscience and all-seeing, as well as the supreme authority.
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Jay Strongwater Jewelry sculpture

Jay Strongwater Jewelry sculpture

Jay Strongwater Jewelry sculpture

Jay Strongwater company creates unique jewellery Interior sculptures, which are called the jewellery for your home. Jay Strongwater started his career as a jeweler in 1981, he created a small collection of costume jewellery. Young designer almost immediately was noticed by Oscar de la Renta, and the very next year Jay Strongwater’s ornaments appeared in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. This allowed Jay to open his first Studio at 39 Fifth Avenue in New York City, and his jewelry is recognized on the world’s podiums. There is hardly anything more tempting than the amazing sculptures and charming things for the home, created by Jay Strongwater – decorative boxes, clocks, vases, animal figurines, frames for pictures, jewelry, brooches, souvenirs. And all this is created by a true goldsmith, converting a normal frog into the Princess, and the photo frame into art, suitable for the collections of the Louvre Museum in Paris.
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