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taffin2There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal this week about James Taffin de Givenchy and his 753 year old family history book. While his uncle founded the fashion house, Givenchy, in 1952, James moved in a different direction…jewelry. The family history dates from the 1300’s and continues with updates from family members throughout the world.

What happened to this month? The last three weeks have been a swirl of family, art show prep and then a week of fabulous weather that constantly lured us outside. Spring on a barrier island is amazing…two bobcat sightings in the last week, the alligators are roaring, and we should see new fawns any day now.

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tattooed steelTattooed Steel is a California based company that offers artists the ability to transfer their work steel or titanium jewelry. ‘Tattooed Steel merges precision technology with the creative imagination and talent of the global artist community and offers a variety of handmade stainless steel jewelry made in the USA.’

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emily-miranda3After receiving a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in sculpture from Hunter College,  Emily Miranda’s career took an interesting turn...“through an unlikely hobby- sculpting edible natural history dioramas out of sugar. These ‘cakes’ led her to fall in love with the interactivity of design. Today, jewelry and curiosity mingle and merge within the Emily Miranda universe. Her creations are imagined as treasured specimens- fantastical objects or creatures washed up on a beach or hidden in a forest, waiting to be discovered by the discerning and inquisitive collector.” 

The featured photos highlight the sculptural quality of her work and the video gives us a ‘peek’ into the source of many of her designs. 

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My apologies for the loooooooooong delay between posts…no excuses…just life interfering!

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Prior to taking the position as Design Director, Francesca Amfitheatrof requested a visit to the Tiffany archives. She discovered that through Tiffany’s 177 year history there was much more than ‘traditional’ design. It was a geometric necklace with clean lines and a square setting that inspired the Tiffany T Collection. “A trained jeweler and silversmith, design director Francesca Amfitheatrof reimagined the letter T as a piece of engineering, which you can see in the mechanisms for cuffs. The T is sculptural and bold and very closely linked to the architecture of New York City,”

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annie morganAnnie Morgan’s blog begins with a beautiful description of creativity. “Creativity keeps a messy house. She dances on your shoulder when you least expect it… to music you have never heard before. She whispers in your ear at night while you are trying to sleep…she is elusive in the morning.– A. Morgan”

Sorry for the delay in posting, but we have spent the last week dealing with the myriad of issues that come with closing a business and ‘cleaning’ out the office and warehouse. ( I think much of it ended up in my garage.) I am now fully retired from wearing my business hat and moving toward life as a full time artist.

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katherine wheelerAustralian artist, Katherine Wheeler, received a BFA in Gold and Silversmithing, but her recent work has moved her toward the delicate materials of porcelain, paper and thread. “Wheeler mainly makes sculptural jewellery, and hollowware that combine materials such as thin silver, porcelain, paper and thread. The works and  materials are often ‘camouflaged’ under white paint, to create a new skin for the forms which are anthrophomorphic, the white bleaches the forms leaving them with the appearance of  shell or bone.”

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atelier zobel (791x800)German artist, Peter Schmid, finds beauty in even humble materials. “I think of myself as both artist and craftsman. The artist seeks inspiration to unlock the hidden beauty in people, places and materials; the craftsman toils to transform ideas into a finished object. 
“I work with materials that emerge from nature. A flawless diamond is clearly beautiful – but the same beauty can be found in every stone, regardless of its value, once its character is revealed.”

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