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News: *Treasure*

…Mid June in London? It’s Jewellery’s time!

Save the date: 14-17 June 2012 Treasure – London’s visionary Jewellery Show – is back with a selection of the very best jewellery design the UK and Europe have to offer.

Visit the Exhibitors‘s page and find out more about the talents on show: you’ll come across with some of  DOY’s recurring tags:  Stefania Lucchetta , Manuganda ,  Linnie Mclarty , Yoko Izawa, Ute Decker and many others.

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Jewels Design: *Markéta Richterová*

Some of her keywords are: perspex, carbon fibers, silver, stainless steel, epoxy and she loves shaping her jewelry mixing traditional with unconventional and futuristic shapes. Her collections include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and even Seed, a jewel clutch in silk, carbon fiber and silver. She graduated from the Academy of Arts, Design and Architecture in Prague, and she is still based in Czech Republic.

…Getting curious? She is Markéta Richterová, and she is making a name in the creative scene quite internationally.

Look at the selection of her designs in the slideshow below, and get part of her world:

Photo credits: Jan Rambousek * Michal Šeba

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Wearable Art: *Martacarmela Sotelo*

Imagine an architect who loves creating colorful knitted, fiber and silver structures easily turning into wearable artworks to light up fashionable outfits…

This is Martacarmela Sotelo, a Mexican design-artist who  – after studying architecture at Iberoamericana University in México and graduating with an MA at Central Saint Martins Collage of Art and Design in London –  launched her collections of Knitted Gems – tricot style pearls – and Portable Linesa series of textile jewellery made up with old t-shirts’s scraps then wrapped and ready to be worn again, but in a different form.

Her last line Geometries  explores the potential of geometrical shapes (..) The pieces are made of silver, blackened silver and/or gold guilded rex, as well as inox steel wire with nylon (…) hanging from cotton hand torched thread.

Enjoy a selection of her Knitted Gems in the slideshow below, and for the Spanish speaking followers Today there’s also a video:

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Jewels Design: *Yael&Tal*

There are so many stories hiding  behind a piece of jewelry…

Yael Serfaty and Tal Salomon – two jewels designers based in Israel – for instance, have turned into true story tellers thanks to their Snapshot line, a handmade series of narrative miniatures in which the secrets of the goldsmidt’s art  fuse with poetry, though winking an eye at  humor.

The inspiration for the items was born out of the world of photography. 
Snapshot means a photograph that is taken in a short moment of opportunity; 
it freezes the moment which usually refers to daily naive scenes. The jewelries are designed as mini frames which perpetuate a moment, and treasure inside a small magical world and exciting memories.

Last but not least: all the swings are designed to move. And they do move!

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Jewels Design: *Mariella Di Gregorio*

Accurately selected porcelain pieces set on gold plated silver or pure gold then assembled to shape retro-style handmade one-off jewels created by Italian designer Mariella Di Gregorio.

A very good mix of passion, research and keen eye for details makes of her creations a series of must have romantic though versatile jewelry.

Look at the slideshow to find out more about her colliers, rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces:

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Jewels Design: *Mario Trimarchi*

Mario Trimarchi – a Milan based architect and designer – has made a name in product and graphic design quite internationally, but this time he decided to go fashion, signing  a collier and a pair of earrings  produced by Italian design brand Alessi.

They’re stainless steel pieces centred on geometric but fluid forms, inspired by contemporary lifestyle unveiling a touch of timeless classic glamour.

The collier is called Fiato sul Collo, that’s to say “breathing down your neck”, capturing in the name the essence of a dynamic and ready-to wear style. While the pair of earrings – perfectly matching with it  – it’s Alisei, (“trade winds”), versatile enough to adorn either a marble Venus or (why not?) just every women’s face. Ready to try them on?

Photo credits: Santi Caleca

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Wearable Art : *Yves Tanguy*

…DID YOU KNOW?

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection recently acquired a pair of earrings created by Yves Tanguy for Peggy Guggenheim. The earrings play a symbolic role in the history of the collection, as Peggy wore one of the pair and one earring by Alexander Calder to the 1942 opening of her museum-gallery, Art of This Century, in New York, in order to show her impartiality between Surrealist and abstract art. The museum was able to purchase the earrings with funds raised by the Friends of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and has recently begun fundraising to acquire the earrings by Calder.

Quoting Peggy:

“I wore one of my Tanguy earrings and one made by Calder, in order to show my impartiality between Surrealist and Abstract Art” 

Peggy Guggenheim

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