Art Nouveau jewelry
An artistic style in European and American art of the late 19th and early 20th century, Art Nouveau (Modern) was the rejection of straight lines and angles in favor of a more natural smooth movement of curved lines. Stylistic originality based on Art Nouveau ornamental wavy lines of natural forms of flora and fauna. Also, Art Nouveau lines often resemble dancing, undulating arabesques, imbued with an organic energy and vitality of plants. And the source of ideas for Art Nouveau artists was nature. The most common topic was the bud (the symbol of the emergence of new life) and exotic plants with long stems and pale flowers. In preference were lilies, irises and orchids. In grand fashion were images of women with an incredibly long, flowing hair.
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Art Nouveau jewelry
Chinese Kingfisher art
First of all, this kind of art has more than 2 000 years of history. Chinese craftsmen and artists used the blue kingfisher feathers for creating fine art works – mosaics, jewelry pieces, decorative hairpins, fans, and wall screens. While art collectors all over the world search for such objects of Ch, however, Kingfisher traditional craft remains almost unknown.
Traditionally, Kingfisher art is the perfect combination of metal craft and feathers process, where blue kingfisher feathers carefully embedded to create various jewelry objects.
Children People jewelry art by Yuri Yermakov
Russian geologist and self-taught jeweler Yuri Yermakov has always looked for the freedom of expression. And he found it in the immediate and bold children’s drawings of his daughter Eva. The artistic duo with his 6-year-old daughter resulted in the new recognition and success.
Children People jewelry art collection was awarded a silver medal at the international competition of jewelry and lapidary art in 2010. Yuri Yermakov admits that he fell in love with the stone in his youth. While still a student, along with geologists he mined in the Magadan region. Not only he mined stones, he penetrated the mystery of the divine pictures, hidden under a gray crust of Chukchi, Ola, Arman agates.
Boris Kolesnikov Jewelry art
Russian artist and jewelry designer, Kolesnikov creates one of a kind jewelry, art pieces – you have never seen before. Born in 1970 in the city of Yaroslavl, Kolesnikov graduated from the Krasnoselsk artistic metalworking School in 1993. A member of the Union of Artists of Russia since 1998.
According to the artist, he made his first works during his studies at the Art School. With them he participated in the most prestigious at the time, “an exhibition of contemporary jewellery art” in Moscow (Museum of Applied Arts). Since then, he was a regular participant of Russian and international exhibitions of jewelry and enamel art.
Origami animals jewelry
According to French creative duo of designers Claire Naa and Arnaud Soulignac, the beauty of Japanese symbol of peace inspire them. In their collection – beautiiful origami earrings, pendants and bracelets with origami animals – rabbits, deer, elehpants, lions, butterflies, triceratops, and bats. And all made of precious metals – gold and silver. The idea to create unique jewelry appeared after their friend Masayuki Muraki had taught them the traditional Japanese folding art.
January 2008, “Claire & Arnaud” introduced their first collection of jewellery with the model Tsuru, the symbol of peace in Japan.
Tasty accessories by Marina Akinina
According to Russian craftswoman and miniaturist Marina Akinina, she is in love with glass, felt and plastic. Fortunately, her passion for miniature art has become her profession and a way of life.
Moscow based artist Akinina has her own online shop with a wide gallery of realistic handmade artworks. In particular, food and fruit jewelry pieces, accessories, interior decorations, toys, and sculptures. She can make any bead from polymer clay resembling berries, fruits, vegetables, sweets, animals, etc. Marina works with various media – fimo clay, wool, plastic, glass, and polymer clay.
Zlatoust engraving art
Highly exclusive, made in the technique of Zlatoust engraving art by the hands of skilled craftsmen, these products are timeless. 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.