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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Miranda van Dijk hidden memories
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
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.
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.
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”.
Suzanne Williams jewelry art
According to Suzanne Williams, she has been making jewelry for more than 20 years. In fact, created by her miniature artworks carved her unique niche in the jewelry art. And now, these original detailed miniature designs can’t be confused with other jewelers’ work. In particular, some of her designs – an urban scene with factories and smokestacks, a landscape with a grove of aspen trees, a powerful storm, and a city reflected in a car bumper. Traditionally, the work of Suzanne Williams – a miniature, made of silver, gold or platinum. Noteworthy, every decoration – made from a single piece of precious metal. With tiny instruments and spectacular skills the talented jeweler cuts out the the three-dimensional figures, which became the trademark of Suzanne Williams’s jewelry. Suzanne Williams admits she has jad passion for jewelry since the young age of 2 when she played with her mother’s jewelry box. According to Suzanne, Jewelry is not only elegant, powerful, and fun, but can express philosophies, ideas, and emotion.
Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass art
The most brilliant representative of stained Art Nouveau creations, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was the son of wealthy parents. His father, Charles founded the jewelry firm “Tiffany and Co”, and the younger Tiffany studied painting in Paris and traveled through France, Spain and North Africa. Noteworthy, the huge impression on him made the stained glass of Chartres Cathedral. Also, the “Movement Arts and crafts” influenced the ideas and the choice of Tiffany decorative art.
In parallel with the general economic recovery, increased interest in luxury in everyday life. Created by Lewis in 1879 with Candace Wheeler and Samuel Colman company “Louis C. Tiffany and Associated Artists” offered a wide selection of products for highly interiors of houses. In particular, furniture, textiles, glass, and design of interiors.