jewellery

Bone Couture

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.

she has just recently launched a new collection called Bone Couture, inspired by a little Bokmakierie carcass that she found along the side of the road on a trip to the Namaqualand last year. you can see the process that Anna went through on her blog – it’s actually quite amazing. and check out her online shop here.

Bone Couture
Bone Couture
Bone Couture
Bone Couture
Bone Couture
Bone Couture
Bone Couture
Bone Couture
Bone Couture
Bone Couture
Bone Couture
Bone Couture
Bone Couture

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Rebecca Gladstone

i’ve always been much more of a gold jewellery kinda girl myself, but these silver pieces by Rebecca Gladstone are lovely – especially modelled on this blonde girl with the cool haircut. you can buy online at her website or etsy shop.

Rebecca founded her independent label just over a year and a half ago. Having taught Art & Design for several years, working from her studio in Hackney, she now lovingly creates pieces of her own, hand forming, molding, shaping and casting in both silver and bronze.

Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone

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Datter

Kaye Blegvad has just released a new collection & killer lookbook for her jewellery line Datter. she collaborated with photographer & artist Sabine Timm aka Virgin Honey who makes these amazing compositions out of found bits of beach trash, cut paper, tiny furniture, bottle caps and plants. i LOVE it. i love it. so refreshing and such a nice way to end off the week.

Some of the new pieces are developed from earlier ones – expanding, cutting up, or repeating familiar designs, and others are completely new. Sabine’s photos have a real sense of humour and wonder about the world in them, I’m kinda obsessed. I wanted a lookbook that was sort of abstract, working with colour and shape, to fit with the more abstract new collection, and she’s done it so well.

you can shop Datter here. picking a favourite piece is kind of impossible. these needle earrings are nuts though. and the laurel necklace is so beautiful.

Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad

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Faris: Louise

remember Faris? here’s their lovely new jewellery collection Louise. shop here.

For fall/winter I’ve tapped into my influential roots ; modern art. Referencing eras from Bauhuas to Memphis Milano, LOUISE came to be. Named after a favorite icon, Louise Nevelson, for her bold style and pioneering persona. The entire collection takes queues from moments in 20th century modern art – Calder-like kinetic movement, Cubist-style forms, Mondrian minimalism and the playful energy of Sottsass. LOUISE is an ode to this great era of influence.

Art Direction : Jessica Carter | Photographer : Erich Ruff | Model : Shemmai Torres

FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss

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Jewels Quatre

another edition of Jewels! it’s been a while.

please click on the images to be taken to the relevant shop / designer.

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Another Feather: Pearl

Hannah Ferrara is one of my favourite people to follow online, not only because of her beautiful jewellery line Another Feather, she’s also a fine, fine Instagrammer. she has just launched the new collection for her line, Pearl. she styled the beautiful lookbook herself and it features another stylish woman modelling the pieces – Madelynn Hackwith Furlong (who has a great blog and rad apartment that i posted about before). the photos were taken by Caylon Hackwith who is Madelynn’s husband. so there you go – one seriously cool team.

Portland-based maker and artist Hannah Ferrara began making minimalistic jewelry after searching long & hard for the pieces she herself wanted to wear. Inspired by her travels, minimal design, ancient relics, and an appreciation for well made objects and heirlooms, her line Another Feather includes minimal metal made jewelry and simple everyday adornments.

shop Another Feather here.

Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather
Another Feather

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Pichulik A14

ooh another of my favourite jewellery designers has just launched their new AW14 collection, and this time it’s local designer Pichulik. i have long been a cheerleader of Kat’s work (since her debut 2 years ago) and love seeing the label go from strength to strength. sporting a fancy new website, it looks like there is an online shop in the works too. in the meantime, you can get your hands on her pieces at plenty of shops locally.

This collection is inspired by the photography of Helmut Newton and his intimate portraits of powerful women in their own personal spaces.  Jewellery is worn close to a woman’s skin, brushes her neck, clasps her earlobe. AW 2014 invites our brave lady on some close up encounters. With jewel tones and wooden parts, suede and agate stones and tassels, this collection skirts the glamour of 70s disco, and the soul of psychedelia. Kick those platforms off and dance on those carpeted floors and wooden-clad lounges till the dawn meets your cat-lined eyes.

photos: Danielle Klopper // styling: Leonie von Hase // model: Mignonne van Eeden // hair + make up: Yolanda Viljoen // jewellery: Pichulik

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Wsake ’14

i’m always excited to see what father daughter duo Anna and Waldemar Artmann of Wsake have up their proverbial sleeves. they are making some of the most unique and exciting (yet accessible) jewellery out there. here’s their new collection. i loooooooove those brass hair combs! be sure to check out their website and online shop.

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 see my previous post about them here.

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Kontora Sisters

the Kontora Sisters are Katya and Nastia from Simferopol, a city on the Crimean peninsula in the Ukraine. Katya makes jewellery and Nastia is an illustrator (she also takes the photographs seen here). i like that their styles complement each other. also check out Nastia’s other illustrative work here and follow Katya on instagram.

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