Τρίτη, 27 Απριλίου 2010

Lucky Me! I won a Vamoose Necklace!



About a week ago I entered a giveaway over at Westervin blog. The prize was an amazing necklace by The Vamoose, a very talented lady from the United Kingdom. I had just discovered Kathryn's (aka The Vamoose) shop on etsy a few days before entering the giveaway and I hearted her instantly! I also fell in love with her blog, a collection of ethereal images of her work as well as other inspiring photographs.

Go on and have a look at Kathryn's work you won't regret it!

Also check out Westervin's new giveaway: an oh so cute vintage elephant pencil holder!


image via thevamoose.blogspot.com



Παρασκευή, 9 Απριλίου 2010

Karola Torkos - Inspiring Jewelry



Karola Torkos is a jewelry designer from East Germany currently based in London, whose work I truly admire. From her Variable Collection, jewelry that allow the wearer to change the look of a piece, to her Fools Gold Collection, colorful pieces of plastic combined with silver that remind you of candy, every single piece of her jewelry demonstrates her creativity and her talent as a jewelry maker.



Below is a statement video of Karola's work from Object Fetish Gallery (fascinating to watch her Variable jewelry change form!) :




And here are some pieces from her "dot dot dot" and "enamel" collections.




Images via karakola/Karola Torkos

Σάββατο, 3 Απριλίου 2010

David Watkins - Artist in Jewellery



Next month I will be visiting London for five days and I really want to plan ahead for this trip so yesterday I was checking out the Victoria & Albert Museum website to find out what will be on at that time. Luckily there is an exhibition, a retrospective view of David Watkins' Jewellery.




"David Watkins has been designing and making jewellery since the 1960's and is known for his experimental approach to materials and technology. He has been the Professor of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art, London, since 1984. He combines this position with his practice as a studio jeweller and occasional sculptor."



Information and images via Victoria & Albert Museum, David Watkins