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Carolyn Morris Bach jewelry art

Carolyn Morris Bach jewelry art

A deer and an owl. Carolyn Morris Bach jewelry art

Carolyn Morris Bach jewelry art
According to American jeweler Carolyn Morris Bach, she has been making jewelry for more than thirty years. Considered one of the best jewelers in today’s art, she studied jewelery and blacksmithing in Rhode Island School of Design. Today she works in her private studio, established in rural New England, on the personal site of 70 acres, overlooking the pastures and forests. This could explain the close relationship of artworks by this artist with nature. Jewelry made by Carolyn Morris Bach represents the spirits of the ancient soul and powers. In particular, sun, moon, wind, rain, stones, plants.
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Beaded dreams by Cleopatra Cosulet

Beaded dreams by Cleopatra Cosulet. Beadwoven hair accessory

Beadwoven hair accessory. Beaded dreams by Cleopatra Cosulet

Beaded dreams by Cleopatra Cosulet
In fact, modern jewelry art – extensive and multifaceted phenomenon, rich in nuances. And besides having all the signs of our times – creativity, rapid turnover of moods and modes, impulsivity and subtlety of ideas. Made of the most valuable materials, the most humble and unexpected, classic to the most extravagant forms. Besides, made in traditional to innovative methods – designs of modern jewelry delight us with endless creativity and sensitivity.
Meanwhile, Romanian self-taught jewelry maker Cleopatra Cosulet has created a stunning collection of beaded jewelry which she calls “beaded dreams”. According to Cleopatra, she started making jewelry and accessory quite by accident. Once, Cleopatra’s little two-year-old daughter dropped her wooden beads into the sand on the playground and was very upset cause of it. This became a stimulus for Cleopatra to make somethiong special for her daughter. Having started making jewelry she couldn’t stop.
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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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Haribaabu Naatesam recycled art

Caelifera (Grasshopper). Haribaabu Naatesam recycled art

Caelifera (Grasshopper). Haribaabu Naatesam recycled art

Haribaabu Naatesam recycled art
Talented Indian sculptor Haribaabu Naatesam (“Hari”) makes beautiful sculptures from the remnants and broken parts of electronics in his Mumbai studio. Medium he uses – out-of date motherboards, floppy disks, mobile phones, CDs, watches, and record players. With a vision of artist, the sculptor gathers them together to create stunning works of art. He really breathes a new life into the broken gadgets, transforming them into anything, from birds and crabs to shoes and transport. Haribaabu Naatesam graduated from the Chennai Fine Arts College, then the National Institute of Design in Ahmadabad. The Indian maestro can answer the question, whether there is a soul in camera phones and players. It’s thanks to him that the souls of dead gadgets move to sculpture and live on, continuing to delight audiences.
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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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Russian artist Anastasia Blinova

Russian artist Anastasia Blinova. Love and friendship

Love and friendship. Drawing by Russian artist Anastasia Blinova

Russian artist Anastasia Blinova
Born in Moscow, Anastasia Blinova was fond of grawing since childhood, engaged in various art studios. From 1981 to 1990 Anastasia studied at the Art School in Moscow. She graduated from the Russian State Humanitarian University in 1996, Faculty of Arts and museology. But the current work of Anastasia is not connected with art, and she paints mostly in her spare time. Her favorite media is watercolor and oil. Sometimes she draws with crayons and pastels. Anastasia Blinova likes to paint landscapes, flowers and trees, mainly in the realistic – impressionistic style.
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Finnish watercolor artist Minna Laukkanen

Painting by Finnish watercolor artist Minna Laukkanen

Winter joy. Painting by Finnish watercolor artist Minna Laukkanen

Finnish watercolor artist Minna Laukkanen creates paintings that immerse the viewer into the world of childhood. With the expectation of magic and the most favorite holiday of all children and adults – Christmas. It’s amazing how the artist herself has kept children’s outlook on life. Born 23 January 1964 in Posiolla, Minna Laukkanen (maiden name Immonen) graduated from Lapland Art School (1980), Liminka Art School (1981), and Artisanal School in 1982. Unfortunately, there is not much information about the artist on her website, and that’s all what I have found. According to the artist, she spent her childhood in Rovaniemi, then moved to Oulunsaloon. Minna Laukkanen Immonen – married to Lauri Laukkanen and they have 7 children; Topi, Emma, Hannes, Severi, Fanni, Amanda and Lydia. Besides, she has three grandchildren – Aaron, Edvin and Aida. The family also have a favorite pet dog called Senni (Lhasa Apso).
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