29 May 2014

working on new items for the Etsy-shop

so my Etsy shop is quite empty lately, I've got some work to do
for starters; some new items!


Markt van Morgen was amazing: Next one is SymbiosisXL now Saturday!

The Markt van Morgen was a blast! sun, ambiance, and lots of positive reactions:
Hope I'll be able to go again


But the next designermarket coming up is SymbiosisXL now Saturday 31st of May @ Museum M Leuven!

11 May 2014

contemporary jewellery crushes - Jo Pond

Today I want to talk to you about one of my all time favorite contemporary jewellery designers; Jo Pond!
-> http://jopond.com/

Why is she one of my favorites? Because of her wonderful use of old, discarded objects and materials and how she gives these things a beautiful second life as jewellery. But most of all; because some of these objects are often TINS, and me being a bit of a tin-addict this probably explains my fascination with her work.

"I come from a family of 'Ponds' who appear to have a genetic necessity for hoarding; digging up metal detector finds was the foundation of a passion for objects which others might not quite appreciate. This fashioned the beginnings of a lifetime of habitual collecting.
Utilising this drive to accumulate the unconventional and unwanted, coupled with an aesthetic appreciation of the details of decomposition and change, I choose to incorporate items potentially paradoxical within jewellery, to create beautiful and on occasion, confusing objects.
Employing symbolic references of form, material and technique, I dabble in the potential for wearable items to become vehicles for communication; whether through sense, nostalgia, or knowledge.

Made in England-series: 
Created from steel, iron and a repurposed Elastoplast tin, this collection of five pieces entitled ‘Made in England’ (and each labelled as such) were created to celebrate and illuminate British craft, whilst on exhibition in Munich.

10 May 2014

earrings in the making

It's production-production-production these days
... creating stock for the designer markets and after that for different shops around the country

grts J