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Category Archive: Jewelry

Origami animals jewelry

Origami animals jewelry. Sterling silver, gold plated. Artwork by French designers Arnaud Soulignac and Claire Naa

Sterling silver, gold plated. Artwork by French designers Arnaud Soulignac and Claire Naa. Origami animals jewelry

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.
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Tasty accessories by Marina Akinina

Tasty accessories by Marina Akinina

Blueberry field cake earrings. Tasty accessories by Marina Akinina

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 Marina 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 Akinina works with various media – fimo clay, wool, plastic, glass, and polymer clay.
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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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