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Sergio Bustamante surreal jewelry art

Sergio Bustamante surreal jewelry art

Magical world of mystery and myths in Sergio Bustamante surreal jewelry art

Sergio Bustamante surreal jewelry art
Undoubtedly, Mexican artist, jeweler, and sculptor Sergio Bustamante is the most famous modern surrealist, making an interior sculpture in various techniques. In addition, the master has created a stunning collection of women’s and men’s jewelry. Called “Mexican Salvador Dali”, he creates the same magical world of mystery and myths. With the same layering of meanings, and the same bright and energy-consuming. Living in the beautiful jewelry made of silver, creations of famous Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante are worthy of the most expensive collections. Sergio Bustamante handmade creations of silver and gold exude warmth, feelings, emotions. They miraculously accommodate a joy and lyricism, philosophical reflections about the world and the banality of everyday life, the ups and downs, dreams and reality.
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Michele Astolfi precious animals

Seahorse. Sculpture decorated with natural stone and crystal. Michele Astolfi precious animals

Seahorse. Sculpture decorated with natural stone and crystal. Made by Italian artist and designer, Michele Astolfi precious animals

Michele Astolfi precious animals
Talented Italian artist and designer Michele Astolfi has created a beautiful series of sculptures of animals and insects, sparkling and bright as jewels. Using different materials, such as silk, resin, crystal and natural stone, the artist turned the animals into a true work of jewelry and sculpture art of remarkable precision and beauty. Born in the Italian city of Bologna, Michele Astolfi studied in Italy, Switzerland, United States and France. The exclusive collection of precious sculptures of animals is intended for interior decor, home furniture. Unfortunately there is not much information about the artist on the net.
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Miranda van Dijk hidden memories

Miranda van Dijk hidden memories

Leaf brooch with the printed om cotton image. Miranda van Dijk hidden memories

Miranda van Dijk hidden memories
Dutch craftswoman, jeweler and artist, Miranda van Dijk (Puur Anders) is from the city of Oud Beierland, the Netherlands. She loves making up stories about the relationship between nature and humankind. Different stories from old photographs hidden in the leaves and flowers framing them. According to Miranda van Dijk, hidden memories is a nice way to keep a memory close to your heart, literally, worn as a brooch or a necklace.
First, she prints the photos on cotton from which she makes flowers and leaves. The inspiration came from the photo album of her passed away grandmother. After graduating from Artemis Styling Academy, the heart of Miranda van Dijk lies in poetic textile art, as she herself states.
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Russian artist Julia Gorina

Russian artist Julia Gorina

Talented and beautiful Russian artist Julia Gorina

Russian artist Julia Gorina
Born January 24, 1988 in Novogireevo, Moscow region, Julia Gorina (Sevastyanova) is a talented Russian artist of applied art. Julia enjoyed drawing in her childhood, but didn’t study at art schools. Instead, she graduated from Moscow Finance and the Humanities Academy, Design faculty. Currently, she creates fabulous miniatures, brooches, dolls, jewelry, which she sells online. According to a young and beautiful artist Julia Gorina, she is a happy person! “I set myself the goals, they are small but important steps: participation in certain exhibitions, socializing with certain people that I respect, and even some of the decisions and actions. I have lots of creative purposes… Small victories that have happened to me so far, give me confidence that I’m on the right track and I will succeed”. Julia is specializing in Jewelry, Embroidery, Decoration, Design, Painting, Dolls and toys, plastic, painting, photography, Sewing
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Coral jewelry art

Coral jewelry art

Chinese figurines Coral jewelry art

Coral jewelry art
Natural material, coral polyps (“bioherm”), in large concentrations become reefs and coral islands. Traditionally, people use ordinary corals as raw materials to produce lime. And some rare species, as a precious raw material used for the manufacture of jewelry. Among the variety of marine resources in nature, there are real deep water treasures – pink, black, “gold”, blue and bamboo coral. In particular, the Mediterranean Sea and off the coast of Japan are rich in red or precious corals – gorgonians. From their calcareous skeleton of red and pink, purified from polyps, even in ancient times, at least 25 thousand years ago, produced expensive necklaces, bracelets, brooches, cameos, and other products.
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Ivy Woodrose jewelry art

Pendant design sourced from an antique castle button. Ivy Woodrose jewelry art

Pendant design sourced from an antique castle button. Ivy Woodrose jewelry art

Ivy Woodrose jewelry art
American artist jeweler Ivy Solomon, aka Ivy Woodrose, began designing her own jewelry in 2002. Experimenting with silver, cold enamel and silver metal clay, she developed new and unusual technique which to this day provides huge scope for creativity. The product in particular, made of sterling silver with inlays of silver metal clay 925 (precious metal clay PMC). And the top covered with a layer of cold colored enamel. Besides, some decorations supplemented with fresh water pearls and 22k gold.
As a result, art works of jewelry brand “Ivy Woodrose” received recognition and awards at exhibitions in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. The world-famous company Rio Grande, awarded Ivy awards for first place in the international competition of young designers, Saul Bell Design Competition, in 2004 and 2006. Her works have appeared in fashion magazines and catalogs. Also, one of the publications called “The Spirit of Summer” was an article that belonged to Mitsubishi Company.
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Bulgarian art jeweler Elitsa Altanova

Silver Faces wire jewelry of silver wire and glass resins. Made by Bulgarian art jeweler Elitsa Altanova

From the series “Silver Faces” wire jewelry of silver wire and glass resins. Made by Bulgarian art jeweler Elitsa Altanova, known as Kuklastudio

Bulgarian art jeweler Elitsa Altanova

Known as Kuklastudio, the author of this artful and beautifully crafted jewelry Barcelona based designer Elitsa Altanova. Originally from Bulgaria, she finds inspiration mostly from nature, creating miniature wearable works of art. In particular, using a variety of wire (copper, silver and gold) and the resin, she creates wonderful ornaments with stained glass effect. According to Elitsa Altanova, she loves to create them, loves to travel and her friends. Her first artworks appeared 6-7 years ago, when she offered a couple of earrings to one of the shops in Sofia. “It was nice to think that I can make some money by creating jewelry. If only I could then imagine that everything will be soon sold”.
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