dinsdag 17 april 2012

MooiVintage in Dutch ELLE Magazine

MooiVintage is featured in an article in the May issue of Dutch Elle Magazine on Etsy sellers! Sneak preview here:

zondag 6 november 2011

New discoveries

It's always so great to find new jewelry designers to drool over. I found a number of great people at the Sieraad Art Fair:
Anna Tomich from Lotocoho. I'm a sucker for faceted jewelry and Anna Tomich sure knows how to make those. The pieces are inspired by mountain structures. You can even let her know what your favorite mountain is and she'll design a piece for you.
I also love french jewelry designer Violaine Ulmer. She makes beautiful strong and huge rings out of porcelain and paints them in gold silver and metallic. One ring was screaming my name, but I resisted.

Pure gold?

I  just came home from a visit to the yearly Sieraad Art Fair in Amsterdam. Last year was my first time and I blogged about it on the Dutch Etsy website. This year I also discovered some pretty amazing designers. I came across a Cami Caubergh, Jasper Vandenberghe and Hermien Cassiers, three of students from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. They made some very original pieces for a school project. One was a seethrough tube necklace filled with water. The idea behind it is that in the future water might become as valuable as gold because of wars and bad environmental choices.

Their second idea really got me excited. The students made a brooch that looked like a very heavy piece of pure gold. You even got a little wooden booklet with a certificate, describing the history of gold. The piece of gold actually was a stone covered in real gold leaf. Before you bought the "gold" it was put on a scale and you had to pay 8,60 euro's per gram for it. I really love the idea and it reminds me of how vintage costume jewelry started. People wanted the real gems for a fraction of the price. Only you know it's not the real thing.

maandag 22 augustus 2011

Cream and goldtone obsession

I don't know why, but I've been selecting a lot of and cream coloured mixed with gold tone jewelry for the shop. The last piece I've bought is simply amazing. It's a huge modernist pendant necklace, you can get it here.

woensdag 13 juli 2011

Arata Fuchi +1

Last year I visited the Sieraad ArtFair in the Westergasbriek in Amsterdam. Lots of exciting jewelry designers showcased their work there. I also came across Arata Fuchi and was immediately drawn to his work. He uses the socalled 'pulverisation' technique. By covering silver pieces with silver powder they become very rough and needless to say very beautiful.

maandag 9 mei 2011

YSL Arty ring

Yesssss I know I know I know I'm the last in line to blog about this and how I could have missed this amazing collection is beyond me. But I still want to write about the YSL Arty collection. The rings have a distinct vintage feel and the rough, chunky and bold pieces are right up my alley. Don't get me started on the colors:

I blogged before about my ring search and I just bought a very cute ring by Etsy shop Beady Cats. It's no YSL (which is great for my wallet), but I think the combination of stones is great:

maandag 18 april 2011

Vogue Italia features Marga Weimans!!!

Vogue Italia online has a big feature on my sister fashion designer Marga Weimans!!!
Check it out here