Fossil Necklace

Fossil Necklace

Dec
03

Liliane Lijn Fossil Necklace, 2008 Electro-formed silver necklace with sterling band Edition of 8 + 1AP     Evocative of her visual abstractions and material manipulations, Lijn’s concept of the primal earth are finely tuned with the geological sciences. As humanity uncovers the remnants of past creatures,  the cycle of life and death are drawn into continuous momentum of renewal and vitality that Lijn echoes in her Fossil series. The way these necklaces engage so fittingly with the wearer evokes a very personal dialogue with Lijn’s motifs of the primal earth. In a very personal, meditative approach with these pieces, Lijn begins her pieces by moulding a clump of very hot wax to create these ornaments upon the necklace piece.  The high temperature, granted this malleable nature of the wax to manipulate the mass and resemble these earthen elements. As technology has allowed her to work with a diverse range of materials in her sculptural work; instead of cast metal, electro-forming was used to carefully reflect the same earthen surface texture reinforced into these beautiful, elegant necklace pieces.

Luminous Gold Leaf

Nov
22

Maria Sole Ferragamo Luminous Gold Leaf, 2018 Suede leather and 24k gold leaf Edition of 10   Working with the idea of upcycling leftovers of high quality materials, Maria Sole Ferragamo re-invigorates and gives birth to new incredible collections of unique leather jewellery. The artist is surrounded by endless creativity and a great awareness to materiality and craftsmanship, often resulting in works that present such authenticity to her sustainable values. Bold, contrasting, and experimental with colour, her wearable works of art become a testament to the new generation of art and design that thrives off of sustainability without depleting her innovative streak. Luminous Gold Leaf is incredibly defined and bold, demonstrating Ferragamo’s eagle-eyed attention to detail and materiality. Designed with painterly, and expressive elements, Ferragamo creates a neckpiece that is bright, colourful, and visually striking. There is a beautiful engagement with how the material sits on the wearer, as there is a intricate mark making in tandem with the geometric negative spaces created, making this neckpiece such a modern and versatile addition to the wearer.    

Luminous Pollock

Nov
19

Maria Sole Ferragamo Luminous Pollock, 2018 Black suede necklace with colourful paint splashes Edition of 20   Working with the idea of upcycling leftovers of high quality materials, Maria Sole Ferragamo re-invigorates and gives birth to new incredible collections of unique leather jewellery. The artist is surrounded by endless creativity and a great awareness to materiality and craftsmanship, often resulting in works that present such authenticity to her sustainable values. Bold, contrasting, and experimental with colour, her wearable works of art become a testament to the new generation of art and design that thrives off of sustainability without depleting her innovative streak. Luminous Pollock is incredibly defined and bold, demonstrating Ferragamo’s eagle-eyed attention to detail and materiality. Visually quoting Jackson Pollock, Ferragamo incorporates that expressive, painterly quality to the design of the necklace that makes it bright, colourful, and visually striking. There is a beautiful engagement with how the material sits on the wearer, as there is a intricate mark making in tandem with the geometric negative spaces created, making this neckpiece such a modern and versatile addition to the wearer.    

Carrying Memory ring

Nov
09

Chiharu Shiota Carrying Memory, 2018 18kt gold ring 4 x 10 cm edition of 8 plus 2 AP’s unique and signed   Through the use of 18kt gold, Chiharu Shiota intricately intertwines and folds threads which gradually expand into the universe, becoming an extension of the body in space. The ring that can also be used as a pendant, has been conceived and perceived in the same way as Shiota’s thread installations in which she integrates meaningful object related to everyday life. The traces left behind by a human life are also conceptually explored in the ring/pendant, which is made entirely of golden webbed threads to symbolise the inside of a human body, connecting the wearer with the past human experiences that are left in the golden traces of Carrying Memory.  

Carrying Memory

Nov
09

Chiharu Shiota Carrying Memory, 2018 18kt yellow gold and oxidised silver necklace 20 cm edition of 8 plus 2 AP’s unique and signed   Through the use of 18kt gold, Chiharu Shiota intricately intertwines and folds threads which gradually expand into the universe, becoming an extension of the body in space. For the necklace, Chiharu Shiota chose to create the art piece around a key, a meaningful object related to everyday life. Viewing keys as ‘familiar and very valuable things that protect important people and spaces in our lives’, the artist invites us to make a profound and treasured connection with the necklace. Within the golden threads, Shiota suspends the contrasting silver key with a powerful, dark and dreamlike potency.

Nidi (Nests) Brooch & Pendant

Oct
02

Sissi Nidi (Nests), 2018 18kt gold threads with diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds brooch & pendant 10.5 x 3.5 cm unique and signed   With an artistic focus of anatomical study in relations to environmental elements, Sissi brings forth new ways to interpret wearable art, as the pieces transform into a second skin of light and gold for the wearer. For her wearable art pieces, Sissi interlaces the symbolism of the bird’s nest with the anatomy of the human body. The artist’s creations are hand-made and embellished, yet delicate like her sculptures. Carefully interwoven and welded with gold and silver threads, decorated with precious gemstones, Sissi’s contemplative process re-imagines a sculptural piece of art to work in tandem with the single wearer. It was pivotal to Sissi to be personally involved with the production of her wearable art pieces. Nests draws its symbolism from natural nests which provide a safe place. Nests can be displayed as a sculpture when taken off, and becomes a sculptural work of wearable art that unites with the individual when worn.  

Nidi (Nests) Brooch & Pendant

Oct
02

Sissi Nidi (Nests), 2018 Silver threads and hand painted enamels brooch & pendant 5.5 x 6.5 cm unique and signed   With an artistic focus of anatomical study in relations to environmental elements, Sissi brings forth new ways to interpret wearable art, as the pieces transform into a second skin of light and gold for the wearer. For her wearable art pieces, Sissi interlaces the symbolism of the bird’s nest with the anatomy of the human body. The artist’s creations are hand-made and embellished, yet delicate like her sculptures. Carefully interwoven and welded with gold and silver threads, decorated with precious gemstones, Sissi’s contemplative process re-imagines a sculptural piece of art to work in tandem with the single wearer. It was pivotal to Sissi to be personally involved with the production of her wearable art pieces. Nests draws its symbolism from natural nests which provide a safe place. Nests can be displayed as a sculpture when taken off, and becomes a sculptural work of wearable art that unites with the individual when worn.  

Luminous Silver Chains

Sep
24

Maria Sole Ferragamo Luminous Silver Chains, 2018 Leather remnant and silver chains Edition of 20 Signed   Working with the idea of upcycling leftovers of high quality materials, Maria Sole Ferragamo re-invigorates and gives birth to new incredible collections of unique leather jewellery. The artist is surrounded by endless creativity and a great awareness to materiality and craftsmanship, often resulting in works that present such authenticity to her sustainable values. Bold, contrasting, and experimental with colour, her wearable works of art become a testament to the new generation of art and design that thrives off of sustainability without depleting her innovative streak. Adorned with silver chains, Luminous Silver Chains is incredibly elegant and bold, demonstrating Ferragamo’s eagle-eyed attention to detail and materiality. There is a beautiful engagement with how the material sits on the wearer, as there is a intricate mark making in tandem with the geometric negative spaces created, making this neckpiece such a modern and versatile addition to the wearer.    

BONE NECKLACE WITH MOUTH

Sep
14

Meret Oppenheim Bone Necklace with Mouth, designed 1935–36, executed in 2014 18kt burnished gold necklace 21 x 22.5 x 44 cm edition 17 plus 3AP’s signed and numbered Gems and Ladders Edition   Meret Oppenheim designed and commissioned the Bone necklace with mouth in 1935-36. The original brass prototype resides in a private collection and the necklace has been realised from cut gold sheet. This necklace shows Oppenheim’s ability to collage materials and subjects: at the centre of the defensive row of bones is a feminine mouth. Collage was the perfect Surrealism medium and this piece also illustrates one of the artist’s lasting themes: bones were featured in works throughout her career. Take, for example, her self-portrait from 1964 X-RAY of M.O.’s Skull (M.O. 1913-2000); the x-ray image suggests that the viewer might see the artist’s essence. Meret Oppenheim, however, teasingly pre-empted her own death in the work’s title and hid behind her earrings, rings and necklace – the metal objects that would endure for many decades thereafter.

Pectoral Necklace

Sep
13

John Moore Pectoral Necklace, 2014 Sterling silver necklace with 23,5 kt gold, silicone, rubber, magnets, and steel Unique