domingo, 30 de agosto de 2009
These are my new projects on progress. My first sterling silver ring is nearly ready! (first photo). I saw, filed, soldered and formed. Now I have to do the finishing adjustments. Maybe I will add a little freshwater pearl in the middle, what do you think? The other photos are a few studies for pendants and another ring, using sterling, brass and copper. I like the contrast between the different metals.
And the good news: only two saw blades broken so far!!!
quarta-feira, 26 de agosto de 2009
I saw the fantastic works of Carol-lynn Swol through the Daily Art Muse blog written by Susan Lomuto and was immediately in love with them. She uses Tyvek to make her jewels and in her own words she says:
" In creating jewelry, material and the passion for material manipulation help drive my creative process. This passion led me to begin creating pieces with Tyvek, a plastic product that feels as delicate as paper, but is far more durable. It is in the duality of this material that I yearn to find a sophisticated balance between durability and ephemeral seeming and between intentionality and spontaneity in design and form. In this collection of work I have dyed, burned, tufted and stacked the Tyvek to create various forms, colors, and texture".
quinta-feira, 20 de agosto de 2009
O Atelier Mourão foi criado há cerca de 30 anos por Caio Mourão, um dos nomes mais importantes da joalheria brasileira.
Paula Mourão, joalheira carioca e filha de Caio Mourão é a atual diretora e responsável pelos cursos do atelier, formador de vários talentos da joalheria brasileira consagrados nacional e internacionalmente.
Este ó lugar onde passarei minhas manhãs de quarta-feira, aprendendo técnicas de joalheria e desenvolvendo meus novos projetos. Ontem tive minha primeira aula! Amei!
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Atelier Mourão was created 30 years ago by Caio Mourão, one of the best known Brazilian jewelers. Paula Mourão, a "carioca" (Rio native) jeweler and Caio Mourão's daughter, is today, after his death on 2005, the director and sole responsible for the courses of the atelier.
This is where I will be spending my Wednesday mornings, learning jewelry techniques and developing my new projects. My first class was yesterday! Loved it!
segunda-feira, 17 de agosto de 2009
terça-feira, 11 de agosto de 2009
Aproveito para agradecer ao Maurício Moreno, amigo e designer que me aguentou este tempo todo de idas e vindas...
Espero encontrar vocês por lá - visitem e me digam o que acharam!
Não deixem também de conhecer o trabalho do Maurício, muito bonito e profissional. No canto esquerdo da tela do site tem um link para ele, cliquem!
I am glad to present you my new site! The idea behind it was to have a place to gather informations about my work, with some photos, places to buy, news etc.
It was designed by my friend and designer Maurício Moreno. Thank you, Maurício, for being so patient and understanding, I loved it!
You can now his other works clicking on the bottom left link of the screen.
I will be looking forward to your visit, critiques and sugestions!
quarta-feira, 5 de agosto de 2009
My dining table is covered with papers again! Cut papers, painted papers, white papers, papers of all kinds! An old project begins to take shape, I am so excited! Since the beginning I wanted to use my paintings on paper in my jewels but only now it seems that I found the way to do it - I hope it works out!
Since I started painting my monotypes, I have been keeping some used papers which I thought were worthed doing but I didn't know what to do with them. I nearly threw them all out in the garbage - I am glad I didn't!
I will keep you posted!