Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rachael Sudlow Jewelry: Peas, Love & Happiness

Rachael Sudlow’s organic themed artwork is centered around personalized & custom pieces. Each item is handmade out of quality gold & silver materials. Stones are hand set & each item is made to order. The peapod series can be custom made to match your family from various colored pearls to tags stamped with the names of your children.

The popular State Necklace line features handcut sterling silver states stamped with a heart on the city of your choice. Each item is a great piece that represents something special & lasts for a lifetime. Read More »

The Story of a Jeweler: Gregory Larin

I was born in Russia in the city Tula, an industrial town which is known for it’s manufacturing of weapons and gingerbread.

After immigrating at the age of 19 to Israel in 1997, I got drafted to the IDF, where I served as an aircraft builder at the Air Force for two and a half years. It was there where I discovered my creativity. Read More »

Handmade Jewelry from Priyanka Sodhi

My name is Priyanka. I am a self taught jewelry designer. I was born in India, grew up in Dubai, and currently live with my husband and goofy Aussie-doodle Elsa in Ottawa, Canada.

All my designs are hand fabricated in my home based studio. I work with recycled gold and silver along with natural, conflict free diamonds and gemstones. In my recent designs I have started using fossil shark teeth and walrus ivory that is millions of years old. Read More »

Maria Moyseos and The House of Arts

Maria Moyseos, fashion jewellery designer, based in Cyprus, has been designing and creating jewellery for over ten years now. She loves blending colours and materials like semi precious stones, pearls and crystals to create chic and astonishing pieces.

Inspiration comes from the simple small things of everyday life but most importantly, from women! Read More »

Silicea Jewelry: Handmade Sterling Silver Masterpieces

I was always crafty with hands, so I went to an arts and design college to find out what I really enjoy doing. As soon as I stepped into the Metals and Jewelry department, I knew I was going to become a jewelry designer. There was so much energy between each jeweler and his/her metal, it instantly drew me into it. Once I started learning the jewelry techniques, and different artists, I realized that what I most like about jewelry design is that it has such a subtle, yet powerful presence. I learned that even one simple piece can change a person’s attitude and aura, and that it is such a personal way of expressing oneself.

I enjoy working with silver. Something about it’s fragility yet sturdiness drew me into it. I also like the fact that the more you wear it, the less it oxidizes. It’s as if each individual pieces are asking for the wearer’s attention. Read More »

New Collection of Astonishing Jewelry from Tagliamonte

Tagliamonte is proud to present a new collection bound in tradition, while revising the present through innovative shapes and materials. This year’s line by Tagliamonte focuses on bronze jewelry; it invites loyal customers and collectors to continue the aesthetic research characterized by Tagliamonte. The new concept facilitates historic research whilst keeping up with the times and new customers taste.

The choice of a new material such as bronze reconnects the public to an idea of jewelry with its foundation in a concept of primeval ornaments. The value of this material has ancient roots; appreciated for its resistance and strength, the first prestigious items such as swords, coins, medals, and jewels are found in the Greek-Roman era where bronze gained the status of a noble metal such as gold. Read More »

80’s Style Jewelry from Angle Dust

My interest in jewelry started while I was working as a web designer in Istanbul, Turkey. I started to draw jewelry pieces after work and learned the basics of the production process by myself. It was actually something that I did for myself but later on got the attention of the people around me and had so many comments that I should make a brand for it. This decision made a huge impact on my career. Everything went so fast, In a few months Angle Dust was selling in many shops in Turkey and Paris.

I quit my job and moved to New York to study jewelry design. Currently I’m studying at Fashion Institute of Technology. My collection is based on geometric shapes which reflect 80’s style. For this reason I started the production process with plexiglass which could provide the sense of joy and color of 80’s. It is always important for me to make each product flawless thus I make each product cut by laser machine perfect by filing the cut edges and processing in polishing machine. Read More »

Marina Aliverti Colucci and Mita Crosetti

Marina Aliverti Colucci, painter and fashion designer, and Mita Crosetti, journalist of art and custom, have teamed up 2 years ago to create a line of jewellery called MitaMarinaMilano. They concept this new line of geometric jewellery exquisite small sculptures in pink gold, silver, ebanon and palladium.

The idea for this collaboration came to these long standing friends, visiting galleries and art show, which led them to achieve a common desire: to wear jewellery with a strong artistic “content”, but still affordable, like small prêt-a-porter sculptures. Read More »

The Story of a Jeweler: Alice Halliday

I come from a very creative background and have always loved making things. I wanted to be a fashion designer from a very young age, but also found an interest in making accessories as they are quicker to make than clothes, and also more salable.

I started making jewellery from wire, beads, sequins and lycra in 2002 and selling my pieces in local shops and at markets. Read More »

The Story of a Jeweler: Ana Ostrom

Growing up as a child of the world both genetically and geographically I find it hard to define exactly where my inspiration comes from, having a Spanish father and a Swedish mother and growing up first in New York, Key West and Stockholm as a child travelling has followed me through life in to adulthood with living in Bangkok, London and Ibiza I think my influences are deeply rooted in my love of meeting new people and understanding different cultures and that obviously includes admiring their art, buildings and music. It sounds like a cliche but it is the truth when I say I always knew I had to be something creative, first it was photography that developed in to film editing but It was just a matter of time until I found that working with metal fascinated me, it is a great feeling to realize an idea into something 3 dimensional and then see someone wearing it! It is only then the whole lovely process has landed and I feel ultimate satisfaction.

I feel very lucky because so far I am bursting with ideas and I have to stop myself to not jump on a new project before the last one is developed but at the moment I have two finished collections, my first one being “Urban Jungle” where the geometric shapes frames my love for leopard print and the contrasts between silver and soft fur. The second one is a more luxury line playing on the British Punk culture giving the stud elegance and the pearl new life. Fine draping gold chain, black pearls and punk studs stems from my love of the unexpected. Read More »