November 13, 2012
IF YOU ARE IN OR VISIT MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY

GALLERY LOUPE TO FEATURE WORK OF AUSTRALIAN JEWELRY ARTIST NICOLE POLENTAS

 MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nicole Polentas currently resides in Australia, but her connections to her family’s origins in Crete are an important influence on her jewelry. An accomplished gold and silversmith, she draws on her Greek heritage for inspiration and for the unique manner in which she exhibits her current body of work in a setting meant to depict the psychomanteum - the naturally occurring rockpools of myth where ancient Greeks would go to consult the oracles.

Polentas has created her personal psychomanteum made of plinths to display her jewelry. The installation includes water which re-creates the aquatic area where one could commune with the gods. The jewelry pieces themselves are fascinating and intricate constructions of metal wire and steel sheets, sterling silver, plastic and paint, ornamented with personal photographs and bits of traditional music from Crete known as riztitka. For the artist, the song fragments are a bridge to her sense of belonging to a place she is rooted in but no longer lives. Her past and present become connected in her very personal jewelry.

 Gallery Loupe will bring Polentas’ work to the United States for her first solo exhibition in this country from November 10 - December 1, 2012. The opening night reception with the artist will be held on November 10 at 7-9 pm.

www.galleryloupe.com

November 1, 2012
PRETTY LITTLE THINGS

     

A glimpse of We Dream In Colour latest jewelry creations (USA). In order from top to bottom: Clover necklace / Adeline earrings / Inessa necklace / Grand Leila earrings / Snake Tassel necklace.

http://wedreamincolour.com

August 20, 2012
YOU LIKE FASHION? YOU LIKE JEWELRY? YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS….

 

My second book featuring 108 independent jewelry designers across 19 countries, from the edgiest to the most luxurious, via classic with a twist and conceptual, is soon to be released. 

Worldwide September 24th

USA November 6th

<https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-Jewelers/1597672657039645>

The Facebook page will feature news / events / updates about each designer and offer treats from time to time.

Available for pre-order on Amazon:

Amazon UK <http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Jewelers-Desirable-Collectable-Contemporary/dp/0500516294/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345188803&sr=1-1>

Amazon US <http://www.amazon.com/New-Jewelers-Desirable-Collectable-Contemporary/dp/0500516294/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345188890&sr=1-2&keywords=the+new+jewelers>

   

June 26, 2012
SUMMER TREATS ON THE DOT

     

Lovely creations by Italian designer Kristina Klarin.

www.houseofkami.com

http://kristinaklarin.blogspot.com.au

May 16, 2012
PRETTY LITTLE THINGS

     

Hand-stitched pins by MaudStitch (Canada).

www.etsy.com/people/maudstitch

www.etsy.com/shop/maudthrift

May 13, 2012
NEVER LEAVES MY MEMORY

     

Hand made fabric brooches and pendant, printed with photographs, by Dutch designer, Puur Anders.

http://puuranders.blogspot.com

www.etsy.com/shop/PuurAnders?ref=em

April 20, 2012
WITH STRINGS ATTACHED

    

Beaded jewelry from the Spring Summer 2012 collection of MAVEN, A.K.A French designer Yael Salomon.

www.mavenlab.net

April 13, 2012
PRETTY LITTLE THINGS

     

Gold filled jewelry pieces by Israeli designer, Rosh Pinna A.K.A. Studio Lil-Art and Design.

www.etsy.com/shop/studiolil?ref=top_trail

www.liat-art.blogspot.com

March 30, 2012
PRETTY LITTLE THINGS

     

Jewelry by French brand, Etoile Urbaine. In order from top to bottom:  Dheneb long necklace / Elgébar earrings / Spica necklace / Grenat earrings / ÉU PM bracelet.

www.etoile-urbaine.com

March 13, 2012
PRETTY LITTLE THINGS

    

The Magic jewelry range by Armêl s’en Mêle (France).

http://armelsenmele.canalblog.com

March 1, 2012
ENVIRONMENTALLY STYLE CONSCIOUS

      

Excerpt from the Little Pepite latest lookbook about its sustainable new collection (France).

www.littlepepite.com

February 15, 2012
HAPPY VALENTINE!

  

Diamond Jewelry by French designers, La Brune et la Blonde.

www.labruneetlablonde.com 

February 14, 2012
INTRODUCING ISABELLE AZAIS

       

Glimpse of the fur jewellery collection by leather accessory designer, Isabelle Azais (Belgium). Her workshop, shop and gallery, all in one, is pictured above and is located: LA VITRINE 96 rue du marcher au charbon, 1000 Bruxelles.

Each month, creations of a new designer is exhibited in the shops’ windows.

www.azais.be

February 10, 2012
IF YOU ARE IN OR VISITING GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND.

  

Caroline Freymond is happy to invite you to “SwissMade”, showing Philippe Cramer’s and Florent Bouteiller’s new works at Chalet Farb, her gallery in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Opening cocktail on February 18th from 16:00 to 20:00

Show from February 19th until March 4th

www.philippecramer.com