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nel lissenNel Linssen makes an amazing array of jewelry from paper. “Nel Linssen is an old-timer when it comes to making jewellery as well as objects from paper. For some thirty years she is constantly exploring how a different form or structure can arise out of a new way of constructing, which makes a piece even more appealing when worn and on the go. Years of interplay between head and hand, thinking and doing, has led to perfection and this makes her work extremely sensitive and humane.”

Her website is a little difficult to navigate…but her Pinterest page tells the visual story of her work and many of her designs could be translated in Polymer.

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jloNext week is going to be crazy…crazy good…but crazy. In case I cannot wrap my head around posts, I am posting at warp speed for the next few days.

While doing ‘fall’ cleaning on my computer, I bumped into the ‘lips’ earrings from Jennifer Loiselle. (I have already sent the link to Alice Stroppel). Jennifer’s “current collections are inspired by the fabric works of confessional art doyenne Louise Bourgeois. Comprised of striking three dimensional pieces combining richly coloured hand woven and hand braided grosgrain alongside laser cut perspex detailing and hand cut leather tassels, the collections showcase Jennifer’s mix of artisan sensibility and keen appreciation of modern technology.”

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sina emrichSina Emrich’s designs are inspired by concentrically larger circles, stacked in a myriad of formations.  After finding various posts about her jewelry, her background remains a mystery. Of course, google images or pinterest always tell the visual story.

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christine kellerLike many of us, Christine Keller dabbled in a variety of mediums before setting her sights on jewelry. She describes her style as whimsical & fun with edgier pieces that make a bold statement. “Christine began expressing herself as a wood-carver in 1995.  In 2008, she took up pottery, leading to experiments with jewel-like cabochons of clay and melted glass. Having a lifelong love of jewelry, she began wire wrapping in 2009 as a way to incorporate the cabochons into pendants.  She has since expanded the line to include rings, earrings, and bracelets.  During the summer of 2012, Chris became a silversmith and has added handforged designs to the Chrizart collection.” I found her ‘Chunky Funky’ line to be of interest and easily translated into other mediums. 

It is taking some time to decompress from ‘art camp’…aptly named by my grandchildren. 22 artists spent the week generously sharing a variety of tips and tricks. What constantly amazes me, is we are all working with similar materials…but in 22 distinct voices. My final impressions from the week are laughter, beautiful rainbows (including a double), some rather intriguing drink recipes, the depth of talent in the workroom (at times a little intimidating), the tranquility of our surroundings, and a sisterhood that is a rare gift.

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morganFor a tour de force of earring design, look no further than the Starz Original series…Camelot. There is a plethora of complex designs, but many are combinations of shapes or repeated shapes. I found this pair, worn by Morgan to be particularly intriguing…just a series of geometric elements similar to a spindle…very simple to emulate.

Have a safe and happy labor day weekend!!!

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coomi arrowheadInspired by ancient textile designs, Indian jeweler Coomi Bhasin’s utilizes ancient artifacts in her pieces. “Wearable art” says Coomi, “is how I like to think of my designs. I graduated with a textile degree from university and went on to do my thesis in jewelry. “Anything I do tells a story,” Having launched in 2002, her previous collections have incorporated ancient Roman glass, or coins from the days of Alexander the Great. For fall 2013, Bhasin’s one-of-a-kind rings, necklaces, and earrings combine diamonds, 20-karat gold, and arrowheads from the Paleolithic era.

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patricia-phillipsPatricia Phillips defines her jewelry as small cultural art forms. “Each piece is generally hand wrought in gold and silver, starting from sheet and wire, with gemstones added for balance. The techniques incorporated are pulled from modern to ancient methods designed to please the eye through balance. They are small sculptural art forms which speak of a blend between delicate grace and strength as part of self-expression. No discourse or social commentary is intended, and realistic imagery is limited to not interfere with the relationship between the work and the audience.”

I was drawn to her work by the simplicity of shape and the limited number of bold focal elements.

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