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May 16th 2017
Plastic fantastic

Two pieces of funky jewelry designed by a real mastodont. Jewelry design Bruce Metcalf

May 11th 2017
Stiltedoosje – Box of Silence

In his last days my father mostly smiled. This kind of smile, very peaceful. I decided to make a box of silence from these memories. It took me two months to perfectly shape, solder, carve, polish, lacquer, and gild the little sculpture. Quite some things to keep you busy. I gave my piece of sweet & tears away to one of my dearest friends who said it reflects his face. Material 1st grade silver, 18k gold-plated

May 11th 2017
Wish 4 Love

I was invited for a sweet LOVE-party in Amsterdam, so I made this present out of a rhodium-dipped 1st grade silver wishbone and a polished brass heart. For Nienke.

May 10th 2017
Roll a pearl around your mouth and it slowly reveals the dreams of its oyster

A school project: sawing and soldering of three square-wire same-size rings, drilled at exactly the same spot so to add 4 silver wires. I hand-drilled 1 mm holes in the seed pearls (try that!). After polishing, the silver was rhodium-dipped (like white gold) and the pearls were glued onto 1mm poles.

May 10th 2017
Big bracelet

1st Grade silver bracelet with a 3.12 carat smoky quartz set next to the polished hammered hemisphere. I forged the band (left) and frosted it with just a Scotchbride.

May 9th 2017
The perfect stroke

Love this work. Art Vincent de Boer Exhibition Unruly Suspects, from May 12, 2017 at Unruly Gallery

February 16th 2017
Cantos: The Rings of Heaven and Hell – Anne Fischer

Here are some meticulously carved pieces of art I wish I’d made. Handcut in wax, using the lost-wax process, and cast in 18k gold and/or silver. The rings are part of a series of 67 works inspired by Dante’s poem ‘The Divine Comedy’. Blind Dante and his guide Virgil cross landscapes during a pilgrimage. Every meeting is necessary to get the poet from Hell to Paradise. Each canto evolves from the previous canto and gives rise to the subsequent cantos. Each ring has been made from re-working the previous ring. Art Anne Fischer Buy R & Co 

February 16th 2017
Hello take me I’m yours

The first forged brass pin I did. Forging is hammering metal into shape. I’ve added in one millimeter type ‘Hello, take me I’m yours’. A fibula was very fashionable in Roman times to close people’s stola. The oldest fibulae are from 800 B.C.

Test model for school.

February 16th 2017
Immanent Intuition

Funny erotic watercolors by a female artist who paints specific women from around the world from various activist groups. While their causes are different, they all use nudity as their tool. Art Nadine Faraj

January 13th 2017
People versus nature

This Dutch figurative artist studied philosophy and religious studies before he changed to art school. Now he explores the suffering of man versus nature leading to tensions between reality and hypocrisy. Strong stuff and still affordable: exhibition Nasty Alice Art Jakob de Jonge

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