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[396] A Fulfilling Absence - The Enamelware of Sarah Perkins
The tendency to dismiss enamelwork as a superficial art­literally, as a matter of surfaces glossing over the duller hues of base metal, and figuratively, as nothing more profound than a decorative, and therefore decadent, mode of appeal to the eye-has clearly diminished in recent decades..... (2003)
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Show me more articles from: [Metalsmith Magazine]|[Glen R. Brown]
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ISBN: B00006KNMM

 

[960] A Tale of Love: Jim Dailing Crafts Sentimental "story rings"
Custom designer Jim Dailing of Bend, Oregon, has been making jewelry for 30 years. For a brief stint during the mid 1980s he did so in a traditional jewelry store that he helped to open. But he soon found that he was not a fan of all the distractions that come with a retail environment, preferring instead to concentrate on the design process and the clients involved in a more intimate setting. His main studio in Portland, Oregon, while mostly workshop space, has a comfortable meeting area for appointments. (He also has a studio in his hometown of Bend, splitting his time between the two spaces.) Although he did not set out to specialize in wedding rings, his business evolved in that direction. For Dailing, the stories his customers share about their relationships motivate his art. During initial client meetings, which usually run from 30 to 60 minutes, talk of jewelry may not surface for quite a while..... (2010)
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Show me more articles from: [AJM]|[Tina Wojtkielo]
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ISBN: B00006K39S

 

[983] ad Craft In Ron Litolff´s Ring
To create a new ring to showcase the beauty of a customer´s sentimental diamonds, Knoxville, Tennesseebased jeweler Ron Litolff of Gemstone Designs blended old-world craftsmanship with 21st-century technology. Hand-engraved finish work augments the precise beauty of CAD design in this two-tone ring embellished with intricate scrollwork. "Our client requested a remount for her major diamond," Litolff says. "She was also excited about adding some smaller diamonds from her parents´ rings." In Litolff´s design, the sentimental diamonds found a home in the side of the setting, accented by small bead- and bright-cut diamonds along the shank, as well as Gemstone Designs´ trademark placement of one stone on the inside of the shank. But it´s the scrollwork that really makes this ring stand out.... (2011)
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Show me more articles from: [AJM]|[John Shanahan]
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ISBN: B00006K39S

 

[814] Alberto Zorzi - From Strict To Amorphous
People who think exclusively of geometric forms when they hear the name Alberto Zorzi only know half the story. His jewelry combines avant garde design with traditional goldsmith techniques. Born in Santa Giustina in Colle in the Province of Padua in 1958, Alberto Zorzi now lives in Loreggia, close to Padua. When his interest in goldsmith art first kindled at the age of 15... (2004)
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Show me more articles from: [GZ Art+Design]|[Dr. Christianne Weber-Stober]
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ISBN: B00007B9ED

 

[969] Alexandra Hart - Crowning Achievement
Putting a spin on tradition, Alexandra Hart of Alexandra Hart in San Diego crafted Broollopskronan, or Bridal Crown, a regal wedding headdress. The commission from a half-Swedish bride for something unusual but still traditional had Hart exploring her own Swedish roots. She and the client considered many options through sketches before deciding to go with this modern interpretation of a practice that dates back to the Middle Ages, when Swedish brides wore crowns loaned to them by their churches on their wedding days.... (2011)
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Show me more articles from: [AJM]|[Shannon L. Brown]
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