Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fare trade silk from Nepal

I have purchased some sari silk from Nepal for my new series. It is all about color... See the color of these beauties?
And it is fair trade from Nepal from this seller on Etsy.
I can't wait to have it!

The tribal art of Susan Lenart Kazmer

Susan Lenart Kazmer makes contemporary mixed media jewelry with a tribal feel.

I have found myself inspired by the way she mixes elements and saturates her pieces. I would like to be able to achieve such perfect compositions with many elements. I am also drawn to the tribal feel, the sense that the pieces would be worn by a contemporary shaman.

With my new series, Synesthesia, I have been integrating a lot of gemstone elements. Some how, compared to how much Susan Lenart Kazmer is able to incorporate, I feel my creations need more, they need to be less polished, less shiny, more rustic and antiqued. I love old things, antique dolls, rusty things. But so far in my jewelry I haven't been able to incorporate this aesthetic. But with this inspiration, we will see!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My new series will be called Synesthesia


In certain forms of synesthesia, perceiving letters and numbers (grapheme–color synesthesia) or hearing musical sounds (music–color synesthesia) will lead to the unusual additional experiences of seeing colors. Behavioral and functional neuroimaging experiments have demonstrated that these color experiences lead to changes in behavioral tasks and lead to increased activation of brain regions involved in color perception, thus demonstrating their reality, and similarity to real color percepts, albeit evoked through a non-standard route.

Multicolour gemstone necklaces and bracelets

I have been making a lot more necklaces with multicolour gemstones. I love semiprecious stones and colorful freshwater pearls, they are so powerful and beautiful and full of colour and life. I must thank fancifuldevices for her post and inspiration about colour.

Multicolour gemstone necklaces and bracelets

Friday, June 4, 2010

Even more colours

I am still thinking in color gradations and making pieces with lots of gemstones, like this blue and purple extravaganza featuring amethyst, opalite, peacock freshwater pearls, blue freshwater pearls, deep blue Swarovski crystals and two vintage rhinestone pieces. Now in my Etsy shop.