French-Inspired Jewelry: Creating with Vintage Beads, by Kaari Meng

By Kaari Meng

Celebrated fashion designer Kaari Meng—owner of the Hollywood-based shop, French General—invites beaders alongside to profit all approximately her exact French flea industry kind. Meng’s tasks allure with their classic aptitude and female good looks, but all require little or no adventure to make. keep on with Kaari as she digs via her great own information of vintage beads and creates special items; alongside the best way she teaches all of the simple innovations, from easy wirework to bezel atmosphere, and explains the way to construct a bead assortment, boost a palette, and get beautiful effects from easy-to-find copy beads. the entire chapters are equipped by way of areas of idea through the French geographical region, each one with its personal colour scheme and targeted necklaces, bracelets, rings, and hair embellishes to craft.

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I use it to search for the language of the metal in order to translate what my personal experiences lead me to describe and evoke. 8 em 22-karat red gold, 14-karat yellow gold; mokume parquetry, laminated Photo by Roberto Sordi o z ~ ... 1 III 37 ... 8 x 5 x 3 em 18-karat red gold, fine gold, fine silver; mokume parquetry, laminated Photo by artist .. 5 em IS-karat yellow gold; hand fabricated Photo by Roberto Sordi .. 5 em Fine gold, fine silver, IS-karat yellow gold; mokume parquetry Photo by Roberto Sordi UI do not use precious stones, because the metals themselves, thanks to the technical procedures I use, take on the decorative value that stones set in jewelry generally acquire.

4 cm 24-karat gold, IS-karat gold, silver, spectrolite; fabricated, overlaid, roller printed Photo by artist 56 .... 4 cm 24-karat gold, IS-karat gold, silver; fused, reticulated, fabricated Photo by artist Mt. 1 t- en CC lE 57 "I'm influenced by travels to exotic places, what's happening in my social environment, and architectural elements. " .. 4 em Ci 24-karat gold, I8-karat gold, speetrolite, silver; fabricated, roller printed, fuse Ill: Photo by artist .... o c( :r: 58 .... C. 7 em IS -karat gold, 24-karat gold, silver, mokume gane, shakudo; cast, fabricated Photo by artist ....

Named for the ancient Japanese metalsmithing procedure called molwme gane-a process by which woodgrain patterns are created in metal through lamination-Marchetti's technique is known as molwme parquetry. Through it, he explores the theme rather than the technique of mosaics, creating pieces that combine the extreme precision of goldsmithing with the beautiful irregularity of a finished mosaic. Marchetti uses this process to produce fresh and unexpected designs. In recent works, Marchetti has revisited the geometric patterns that were the foundation of his education at the Padua School.

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