Anna Raimondo of Smith Jewellery actually studied at university at the same time as me, and consequently we’d often pass each other in the hallways since the graphic and jewellery design students all worked in the same building. i always envied the jewellery designers, who were basically making art out of jewellery. what could be better. it’s been ten years since we were students, and i see Anna’s work popping up in magazines and at design fairs all over the country. she makes some beautiful pieces, and i especially loved seeing her new collection at this year’s Design Indaba.
i thought i would delve into some design history today, for a change, mostly because i want to learn & teach myself about these things. so much of the awesome creativity i share on the blog is likely influenced by someone or something, and it’s always good to go back and see who was groundbreaking in their field, becoming design heroes in a sense.
here is a sweet new small summer collection from WSAKE, who i featured previously in my Jewels post. a father and daughter duo from Regensburg in Germany, WSAKE mainly makes beautiful jewellery – but they also create small editions of objects & postcards. i especially love their wreath & coral pendants and these clever vase caps. check out all their wares at their online shop.
i’ve been noticing some beautiful new jewellery & lookbooks around, so considering this post was pretty popular i thought i’d expand on that thought. please click on the images to be taken to the relevant designer / shop.
i am pretty fussy when it comes to jewellery. i can appreciate beautiful pieces but actually wearing something is a different story. i don’t like anything gaudy or flashy and i really, really have to love something in order to wear it. so -my eyes almost popped out of their sockets when i saw this ring by mirta jewellery over at amateur couture. the designer andrea simic is an architecture student who makes jellewery on the side. i would wear all these pieces.
you may remember the jewellery by oh dear megan from alix’s things i like right now post. i really love megan‘s stuff, especially the pieces that incorporates old south african pennies & military buttons. the pieces made from watch parts also have a great steampunk feeling to them. my kinda jewellery. you can buy some of her stuff at spence now.