Saturday, April 28, 2007

"Ruby Red Ring" by Eni Oken

This organic-looking ring contains a stunning opaque ruby faceted rondelle as focal stone, surrounded by sterling silver beads and a teeny, tiny bumblebee.

Eni Oken

Friday, April 27, 2007

"Floral coral" by Iza Malczyk

Beauty of red and feminine forms were closed in this unusual necklace. I have hand-formed the flowers and filled them with coral in many different ways. Some elements were oxidised. The whole piece is made in sterling silver.

Jewelry of Iza Malczyk

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"Shameless Cat" by Thomas Mann Design

The name says it all. Any cat lover will "get this"!

Thomas Mann has been an active participant in the contemporary American craft movement for the past thirty years as an artist, gallery owner and lecturer.

He describes himself as an artist working in the medium of jewelry and sculpture. The primary design vocabulary which he employs in the making of jewelry objects combines industrial aesthetics and materials and with evocative romantic themes and imagery. He calls this design system Techno.Romantic¨. Though it is not the only design mode in which he works, it is the one for which he and his work is best known.

Thomas Mann lives and works in New Orleans where he oversees a jewelry design and production studio, a sculpture studio, and gallery. He currently exhibits his jewelry and sculpture with some 250 galleries and stores in the US and abroad, and at premier craft events around the US.

If you are planning to travel to New Orleans, please visit Thomas Mann Gallery I/O (insight-full objects) at 1812 Magazine (at Felicity).