Friday, January 30, 2009

Tina Tang Jewellery

Followers, Jessica Biel and Tyra Banks are just one of many Tina Tangs fans.
Jessica Biel has been papped wearing her year of the dog pendant designed by Tina Tang.

Following her dream, Tina Tang left her equities trader job at Goldman Sachs to design jewellery. Which I think is a brilliant move.

Illustration Friday - Flawed

A quick idea for Illustration fridays topic of flawed...a big flaw for penguins is they cannot fly.

Illustration Friday - Climbing

The iconic stilletto shoe, physically climbing in height. A serious shoe equals a climb to the top?Careful though its high up there and a delicate heel can break.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Silver Charms

From my previous December post of charms handcarved in wax, here are some more charms handmade by me for Jewelled I need to work on a hinged envelope for a customer. The customer would like a 'trinket' to keep an old £5 note in. First thought was a small silver treasure chest as a charm. Now I'm leaning towards a hinged envelope charm to keep the £5 note in?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Gold Finger (s)

Made by me for Jewelled, Top Picture 9ct yellow gold bar with pave set 0.01ct diamonds
Bottom Picture 9ct yellow gold bar with invisible set 0.01ct diamonds

Tomasz Donocik

Tomasz Donocik has won Collections New Designer of the year 2009

Donocik describes his collection - "My collection targets a male metrosexual audience and looks at alternative and subtle ways men should wear jewellery. The pieces are timeless, consisting of luxurious and elegant materials such as gold, precious stones, leather and silk, but contrasted by playful and avant-garde sporadic elements of surrealism."

Donocik collaborated with Stephen Webster. After the departure of Jade Jagger, Stephen Webster is appointed creative director of Garrards.

While finding more about Donocik I stumbled upon this wonderful website -

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tribal Trend

Tribal themed jewellery is still a favourite of mine.. and on going trend, simple clean chunky shapes.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Etsy wearable by design

I like this cog themed necklace I found on Etsy. The shop is called wearable by design and the necklace is called chain reaction. Link to Esty shop below...

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sketch for Illustration friday-pale

Preliminary drawing for Illustration Fridays topic of Pale.

Never Judge a Doris Lessing book by its cover...

While on holiday in Fowey Cornwall I found (and subsequently bought) 'Briefing for a descent into hell by Doris Lessing'. I could not help but to buy this book for its cover. The book is US, 1971, 2nd printing. The jacket design by John Gerbino.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Made Boutique - Fair Trade Jewellery

Outstanding bracelet available at Made Boutique: Geometric bracelet designed by Natalie Dissel
Made Boutique Fairtrade Accessories website

Monday, January 19, 2009

Jeanine Payer Jewellery

Beautiful Earrings found on excellent blog 'Karens Style blog'

Weird beauty: Fashion Photography

Wow! I had to include this image in my blog (Miles Aldridge, Spot the Fake #1). Alas not local, Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York City, from January 16th through May 3rd, 2009.

Curators - Carol Squiers and Vince Aletti

International photographers included - Steven Meisel, Cindy Sherman, Mario Sorrenti, Nick Knight, Steven Klein, Miles Aldridge and Paolo Roversi. Website

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ian Francis

Bristol based artist Ian Francis

Friday, January 16, 2009

Jewellery - Leaves

9ct white gold leaf with 0.35ct brilliant cut pave set diamondsSilver leaves

made by me for Jewelled

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Jewellery for Valentines

Jewellery for Valentines day. One idea a 1.5cm poker chip style pendant with pierced out heart.
made by me for Jewelled

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Faceted rings

At the moment I am interested in facets in jewellery. Not in gemstone Facet, but flat shiney mirrored facet of metal...inspires me to make soon.

ring left by Cesar Cueva
ring right found on ASOS

Monday, January 12, 2009

Illustration Friday - Contained

Contained?....trapped, safe, comfortable, controlled...take a risk, get out there.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Reuben Powell - Elephant and Castle regeneration

Listening to News about artist Reuben Powell. He is documenting the changes of Elephant and Castle.

I like his free approach to line and heavy use of shading in his drawing.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mobius twist ring wax model

I handcarved this mobius twist ring. Waiting for it to come back from casting company. Hopefully I will be able to take a photograph of the ring cast in 18ct white gold, polished and ready for customer to collect. Made by me for Jewelled

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Illustration Friday - Resolve

Follow a decision to be organised...2009 may require a little bit of discipline?

Mawi and Russell Brand

First jewellery finding for 2009. Russell Brand is a fan of Mawi Jewellery. Thang-Mawi has postioned her jewellery perfectly for the modern English gent with her SIR collection.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ice Fronds

beautiful ice pattern originally uploaded by bobjo3054 in Flickr

Pterostigma 翅痣

lovely picture for detail by Samson So Photography on Flickr

Cans pen sketch, 2008

Absolutely love this sketch, really clean. By Aleksandar Stojsic
Found on Flickr