This month, the Crafts Report magazine published their semi-finalists of the cover contest. Out of 100′s of entries, my piece made it into the top 16. The Every Day Pendant is a vintage watch date dial used along with a hand-fabricated, sterling silver frame and bezel setting for a coral composite cabochon stone. Resin over the date dial fixes and protects it. See the middle of page 21 in the October 2012 issue.
I was lucky enough to be contacted by Green With Renvy blogger, environmentally-friendly designer, and “serial renovator”, Alison Abbott from Boston who found out about me from my feature on La Vita è Bella. She was in Florence visiting family in the neighborhood and came by the studio to meet me and see my work. Yes, this is a face-to-face blog referral success story – it actually does work! Alison wrote an excellent article about my work, seen on her blog: “Timeless Jewelry from Florence – Art925” and I am now working on several commission projects for her. Here are some snapshots of the article, but be sure to read the whole thing!
art925 italian maps rings
My map rings were recently featured on a Polish fashion site. Part of the article, about the use of maps in jewelry trends, is roughly translated into English below (thanks Google translator!). Check out the original article to see more jewelers using maps in their work in a variety of different ways. See more of my jewelry using Italian vintage maps in the Mapping Your Way collection.
Instead of Maps
by Gabriela Chmielarz
Cities, from which we come from and where we visited provide us with many unforgettable moments. It turns out that the concrete spaces and their atmosphere can be included in such a small work of art that is jewelry. It is worth looking at some of the works inspired by specific locations, their specificity, architecture, or simply … location on the map.
Portions of the plans, clippings maps, as well as a mini road signs can be found in the works of Naomi Muirhead (USA). She combines precious metals with the old Italian maps, letters, parts of clocks and furniture, as well as pawns to play with many other elements carrying with them a story. Her jewelry is based on the elusive vintage. [...]
The presented work will not only show the incredible richness of the world of jewelry, but also testify to the fact that the jewelry can be a graceful, comrade, closer and further travel.
art925 is presented on the blog “Art Propelled” by artist Robyn Gordon who lives in South Africa…this is a lovely page with poetry, art and assemblages inspired by old doors. Click on the link to see the full page and the poem from “The Door” by Margaret Atwood.
art propelled blog: doors and margaret atwood