they’re not original, they’re not what I want to sell, but they’re dainty little things that remind me of gum ball machines and cereal box prizes and being a Williamsburg to Big Sur transplant you know those ladies with straight brunette hair and striped shirts and a swipe of garnet-red lipstick and lots of houseplants. […]
I get really excited when I see art/design where I’m like That’s genius! I wish I thought of that! I never would have thought of that! I crave that that brain massage click moment whether it’s a perfectly layered punchline or a minimally complex sculpture. I thought this was dope. from Digby & Iona
In a sea of crap it’s hard to remember that once upon a time people still see jewelry as an artistic medium In no particular order Elsa Peretti Faux/Real Laura Lombardi Victoire De Castellane David Neale Ted Muehling Fernando Jorge Gabriella Kiss Irene Neuwirth Marla Aaron Digby & Iona Solange Azury-Partridge Shaune Leane Coleopetre […]
Design Decisions By the Way of Accident Sometimes I fear I have no talent at all because many of the designs came to fruition by the way of accidents, which makes me feel like I had no agency over their success. But then I remember that there were many many other mistakes I didn’t keep, […]
Nameplate Necklaces When I thought of this piece a couple years ago it made me think of the line of a Regina Spektor song “we are born alone and covered with mmmother’s kisses” and also the cat in Coraline who explained only humans put so much emphasis on names as part of our identity when […]
“the term naïve art is often seen as outsider art which is without a formal (or little) training or degree.” 1. Form/Craftsmanship: Obviously the first thing to be decided is the form, the design itself. What is the story, what is so special about this concept that it’s worthy to be realized? Sure, you have a great idea, […]
that is made of two rings when you hold onto only one ring and shake it, the two rings clink together like a bell well duh, that’s the basic mechanism of a bell, metal on metal.
I will not make letter jewelry unless I come up with some really original execution concept I will not make number jewelry unless I come up with some some really original execution concept I will not simply pluck designs and objects from my surroundings without reinterpreting them (e.g., punctuation, sharpened pencils, animals) I will not […]
There used to be one, now there’s finally two. Hopefully there will be more.
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