#organicmaterialseries  Shell Traditionally carved and pierced shell can also be polished and dyed to create various effects.  #shell #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #silver #wood #cement #motherofpearl #jaachapter2015challenge #page332of365  Image: Terhi Tolvanen, ‘Wings’, Mother of pearl, cement, silver, wood

Terhi Tolvanen Brooch: Wings 2013 Mother of Pearl, cement, silver Photo by Eddo Hartmann

#contemporaryseries  Plastics Thermosetting plastics such as cellophane, bakelite, rayon and nylon and thermoplastics such as acrylic add a fluidity of form, weightlessness and spectrum of colour to jewellery not as easily achieved with other materials.  #plastics #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #acrylic #jaachapter2015challenge #page336of365  Image: Cai-Xuan Wu, ‘Transit: knitting wave’, acrylic

#contemporaryseries Plastics Thermosetting plastics such as cellophane, bakelite, rayon and nylon and thermoplastics such as acrylic add a fluidity of form, weightlessness and spectrum of colour to jewellery not as easily achieved with other materials. #plastics #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #acrylic #jaachapter2015challenge #page336of365 Image: Cai-Xuan Wu, ‘Transit: knitting wave’, acrylic

#contemporaryseries  Glass Casting, lampworking, fusing. The beauty of glass in both its finished form and its mesmerising molten form entrances many.  #glass #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #jaachapter2015challenge #page340of365  Image: Paolo Marcolongo, ‘The Blow Shadow’, Murano glass

#contemporaryseries Glass Casting, lampworking, fusing. The beauty of glass in both its finished form and its mesmerising molten form entrances many. #glass #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #jaachapter2015challenge #page340of365 Image: Paolo Marcolongo, ‘The Blow Shadow’, Murano glass

#contemporaryseries  Paper Created from layers of a fibrous material, paper can bring colour, rich textures, delicate edging and light weight to jewellery. Risk of tearing, water-damage and fading can be reduced with use of a coating.  #paper #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch  #jaachapter2015challenge #page339of365  Image: Sivan Alon, paper

#contemporaryseries Paper Created from layers of a fibrous material, paper can bring colour, rich textures, delicate edging and light weight to jewellery. Risk of tearing, water-damage and fading can be reduced with use of a coating. #paper #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #jaachapter2015challenge #page339of365 Image: Sivan Alon, paper

#organicmaterialseries  Wood Maple, ash, cherry, walnut and rosewood…the beautiful grains and colours, even the smell, of this material makes it a strong feature of any piece.  #wood #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #metal #jaachapter2015challenge #page333of365  Image: Diane Turner, ‘Geometric ring’, wood and metal

#organicmaterialseries Wood Maple, ash, cherry, walnut and rosewood…the beautiful grains and colours, even the smell, of this material makes it a strong feature of any piece. #wood #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #metal #jaachapter2015challenge #page333of365 Image: Diane Turner, ‘Geometric ring’, wood and metal

#organicmaterialseries  Feathers The delicateness of feathers lends softness and movement to jewellery pieces not achieved with any other material.  #feathers #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #jaachapter2015challenge #page331of365  Image: Wilfredo Rosado

#organicmaterialseries Feathers The delicateness of feathers lends softness and movement to jewellery pieces not achieved with any other material. #feathers #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #jaachapter2015challenge #page331of365 Image: Wilfredo Rosado

#organicmaterialseries  From the moment we walked this earth we have found ways to #adorn ourselves. Often using the by-products of hunting and gathering we initially #decorated ourselves with #feathers, #bone, #tusk, #leather, #teeth, #claws, #wood and #shell. The diverse #beauty of these and other #organic #materials has been taken advantage of and displayed around the head, neck, body and limbs. Use of organic materials continues today, especially as the conscious selection of materials…

#organicmaterialseries From the moment we walked this earth we have found ways to #adorn ourselves. Often using the by-products of hunting and gathering we initially #decorated ourselves with #feathers, #bone, #tusk, #leather, #teeth, #claws, #wood and #shell. The diverse #beauty of these and other #organic #materials has been taken advantage of and displayed around the head, neck, body and limbs. Use of organic materials continues today, especially as the conscious selection of materials…


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