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Noir Jewellery Collection Bangle

Red and Yellow Gold rings

Red Gold Ring set with Tourmaline

Rose Gold Ring by Topiary & Ashe

Archive for the ‘Inspirations’ Category

Paper model no 9

Paper & Clay – shape inspiration

Paper & Clay – shape inspiration. Playing around with shapes, mirroring them and placing them together so they mold into each other to form new sculptural elements can be great fun.

Pattern No 3

Patterns Galore

How inspiring patterns can be! They are part of our everyday life, in everything we can see them.  

On design…

On the design process: Alan Fletcher said: ” Whereas painters are concerned with solving their own problems, designers occupy themselves solving other people’s problems” He goes on by stating” Their aim goes beyond finding a solution; it’s the elegance of the solution that counts. That’s a personal challenge rather than utilitarian discipline. A commitment rather than a involvement. ” design is an intelligent equation between purpose and construction” Alan Fletcher “Trying to explain how to ride a […]

Ancient Mother Goddess figurines

Adornment of the Body – The Full Circle

ADORNMENT OF THE BODY – THE FULL CIRCLE From incantation comes gesture; from gesture, the objects and utensils for offerings. Their forms and arrangements create the ritual aesthetic. (Mookerjee 1998:10) WE ARE NATURE THEREFORE WE WEAR NATURE… The adornment of the human body can recount its own interesting narrative of the way in which we have arrived at a time when we can consciously accept an all-encompassing oneness with Nature, the Earth and the Universe. When early […]

Snap fasteners necklace - Liz Loubser Gallery

Snap Pop Neck piece

SNAP POP Neck piece made from snap fasteners, oxidized silver and 24ct gold plated silver. Playful large snappers Tiny poppers Pretty little round discs that fix to one another with soft popping sounds Became precious objects to play with and mix, rattle and clink Save Save

Paper models for NOIR Jewellery Collection

In the beginning there was paper and clay…

IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS PAPER AND CLAY…My design process normally starts with a model-building phase, and not with a visualization or drawing of the finished item on paper. I would start by taking a flat shape cut from paper. Then I would manipulate it by twisting it or gluing its ends together or placing many of these shapes together in one design. Once I find a specific shape successful, I would aim to visualize its interaction […]

LE COLLIER D'ARGENT Neckpiece shown at Cavalli Estate Boutique

LE COLLIER D’ARGENT Neck piece

LE COLLIER D’ARGENT Neck piece. When it comes to the design process, inspiration comes to me from many different avenues. I am often (quite unconsciously) motivated by both historical references as well as my immediate day-to-day surroundings. Many of my designs incorporate an interesting tension caused by a juxta positioning of, for instance modern and old, intricate and clean cut, heavy and fine, masculine and feminine. This tension, I feel is in tune with our personal experience […]

Kingdom Boutique, Cavalli Estate

The New Noir Collection 2014 at Kingdom Boutique, Cavalli Estate

  This all new Noir Collection is now made in Sterling Silver and gold plated in a rich 24ct shade. It is at this time exclusively available at the KINGDOM BOUTIQUE, Cavalli Estate, Stellenbosch http://www.cavallistud.com/art-and-events/art-gallery

The New Noir Jewellery Collection

The New Noir Jewellery Collection The Need to Adorn In my view artists have always attempted to satisfy the need to give ‘form’ to the indescribable, yet intuitively ‘known’ entities that arise from their experience on earth. As an artist I have always been fascinated by jewellery as a highly personal art form, which contains so many resounding symbolic connotations – the almost archetypal implication of the materials used and the significance of being directly in contact […]

Noir bangle model

Design Process

Design Process, techniques, and influences: My design process starts with a model-building phase, and not with a two-dimensional drawing of the finished item on paper. I start by taking a flat shape cut from paper; I then manipulate it by twisting it, gluing its ends together or placing many shapes together. When I find a specific shape successful, I visualize its interaction with the body. The scale of the model is unimportant at this time, as it […]

Topiary and Ashe – Creating Fine Jewelry