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Carolina Araujo utilizes both hard and soft surfaces in her jewelry collections. While her metal pieces have a sleek contemporary vibe, the soft collection brings images of sun drenched beaches and warm summer days…aptly named…Summer.

Carolina sent several photos of the Summer collection for this post and I am featuring all of them. (It is cold and rainy as I write…visions of summer AHHHHH!!!)

The following video showcases the metal collection and you can see more of her work on Elo7.

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Felicity Peters’ work is influenced by an empathy with the material and past traditions. David Watkins, in his book Design Source Book – Jewellery (New Holland Press 1999) says of her work. “The work is evocative of mysticism and ritual. Each piece is infused with a reverent presence inspired by past traditions, dreams, memories and nature.”

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Patsy Croft’s work is perfect to brighten up a dark and dreary week in Central Ohio. “She has traveled the world gathering inspiration from all of her adventures, and now works to create her own wearable interpretations of the natural beauty she has encountered in the form of cloisonne. Patsy is passionate about the ocean and the planet and donates a portion of all sells to various environmental preservation groups”
OOOPS!!! I was in a hurray to post this…checked the spelling of interpreting…did not check natures…

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The twists and turns of Chihiro Makio’s designs made my head spin with questions concerning the process. “Each sphere is carefully hand-crafted from twelve sterling silver triangles. They are soldered, assembled, and connected to create a refined array of floral elegance.” Chihiro has won many awards for her designs, including the prestigious Saul Bell Award and the Niche Award.


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Love those wow moments…and the work of Keith Lewis definitely rates a WOW. Keith writes in his bio: “The design concept at the heart of nearly all my designs is a simple shape in a moveable (kinetic) format.  Nearly every finding is handmade to enhance this movement; an earwire allows a shape to rotate, a connector will swivel, a loop will act as a hinge. The handmade earwires allowed me to develop my signature earring, which is designed to fasten closed.”

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Posts have been short this week…and a little disjointed…sorry. I am attending ‘art camp’, as my grandchildren describe it, and sleep deprivation is taking it’s toll.

We stopped at a wonderful boutique on the way and discovered XOVIVO. “Capture the essence of beauty in all things, real or imagined, and you are a visionary. Express the essence through a tangible medium that becomes a part of you, and you are an artist. Every one of us is an artist one way or another longing for others to relate to our choices of expression.”

The featured earrings are from the XOGREEN collection.

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I’ve noticed a trend in jewelry in the last few months. The workmanship is exquisite but the finished pieces have a chunky or unrefined feel. The ad from Yossi Harari follows in the ‘footsteps’ of Friday’s post. I love the raw unfinished look.

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