Japanese jewelry designer Yumi Ueno
Yumi Ueno jewelry – three-dimensional geometric abstractions and bizarre, humorous fantasies. Traditionally, to create her works, she uses precious and semiprecious stones, as well as gold and sterling silver. According to Ueno, she prefers to use semiprecious stones because the variety of their colors, structures and shapes attract her.
Born in Japan, she studied Graphic Design at Musashino Art University, Tokyo (1970-74). Nearly twenty years later, she mastered Silversmithing at the Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles (1989-90). A talented artist and jewelry designer, Ueno has participated in numerous art exhibitions in galleries and museums, where she has received well-deserved awards. In particular, the first place at exhibitions in 1995, 1996, 1998, 1989, 2001, 2002, 2013, and 2014 in California, Illinois and Arizona. Also, the work of the designer periodically appears on the pages of prestigious magazines, newspapers and directories of art galleries and art festivals. For example, the San Francisco Chronicle, Best of America Jewelry Artists, American Craft Magazine, Lapidary Journal, New York Magazine, New York Times, etc.
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Japanese jewelry designer Yumi Ueno
American jewelry designer Heinz Brummel
Combining old traditions and quality with a modern design, Heinz Brummel creates unique jewelry. Observing the formal requirements of “fine art,” he goes beyond the traditional approaches to creating jewelry. In particular, in a combination of precious and non-precious materials, which the master “alchemizes” into exquisite objects of jewelry art. As a result, we see a personal decoration in the field of fine art, a miniature sculpture in the macro world. According to Brummel, jewelry designers of the 19th and early 20th centuries such as Klee, Calder, Miro and the Bauhaus inspire him.
Born in 1955 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, into a family of German immigrants, Heinz Brummel is a talented jewelry designer. Noteworthy, a self-taught artist, Brummel has participated in numerous group and solo jewelry exhibitions in the United States, as well as abroad since 1981. Brummel works are in collections of famous institutions. In particular, the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Also, at the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine Wisconsin.
Unique and beautiful Linda Ladurner jewelry
Linda Ladurner jewelry is a work of art that we can contemplate as much as wear with grace. Noteworthy, she works alone to create jewelry from oxidized silver and forged gold inlaid with precious stones. According to Linda, she prefers precious materials because they are durable, unchanged and live for centuries.
In 1982, she opened her studio in Paris and has since been creating exceptionally unique jewelry, while maintaining a recognizable style. The talent and imagination of the designer allows her a free and spontaneous game with forms and directly with the material. Creating her jewelry collages, she draws her inspiration from different cultures and eras, showing a very personal original expression. Traditionally, the plots of her design include legends or city landscapes, as well as abstract objects, the reliefs of which, graphic or geometric, enliven the imagination. For about forty years the designer draws her inspiration from nature, the city, the art of different cultures and eras, as well as from films or cultural news.
Nature inspired Mark Shields jewelry
Born in Virginia, Mark Shields grew up surrounded by beautiful nature, animals and birds. The boy showed his talent in drawing in early childhood. According to the jeweler, his father taught him respect for the craft, and his mother – a deep understanding of beauty. Once, at the age of 20, he was lucky to become a student of one of the leading silver craftsmen of the 20th century, William de Matteo.
After completing his studies, Shields founded his own studio in 1980 and began to create jewelry from silver and pewter. Traditionally, jewelry designs included realistic images of animals and birds – dogs, cats, seals, birds, and wild animals. In 1989, he began to create a collection of pins made of tin and bronze, treated with oxides, electroplated and special brush techniques.
In 2015, his talented student Jennifer joined Mark Shields. Fortunately, she pays as much attention to detail as Mark Shields and shares the same love for animals.
Harmony kingdom vintage sculpted jewelry
Currently a family business of Peter and Andrea, Harmony kingdom began operations in 1992 in Worcestershire, England. A professionally trained ceramic artist, Peter Calvesbert began by creating a limited edition of Treasure Jest sculptures. Traditionally, Master Carver uses polymer resin and paints it by hand. His unusual and unique works combine attention to detail, intricate and satirical approach and artistic talent. As a result, his hand-crafted figurines, miniature sculptures and pendants have become extremely popular with collectors in the UK and around the world.
Noteworthy, the author of some designs is a talented artist David Lawrence, who created three-dimensional series of mini sculpture for Harmony Kingdom. He joined the company in 1995, and his works are very popular with collectors.
Jaclyn Smith costume jewelry
Born 26 October 1947 in Houston, Texas, Ellen Jacqueline Smith is a well-known Hollywood actress, fashion model, entrepreneur and designer. She founded her own fashion brand in the early 1980s. Alongside with fashion line of clothing, she began to design costume jewelry. The first collection was released nearly 25 years ago, but Jacqueline still continues to work. In accordance with new fashion trends, her collections are constantly updated. Noteworthy, her decorations come in original box, or with tags – Jaclyn Smith.
La La Pam beaded costume jewelry
Moscow based jewelry company La La Pam has been operating in the jewelry market for only a year, but their products are becoming popular among jewelry lovers. Fine manual work, careful study of details, high quality and use of the best materials make their work exclusive. Indeed, each master’s work is unique, hand-made with high artistic performance. Despite the fact that the brand has a short history, embroiderers who work on brooches are very experienced and exist as separate masters for 7-15 years. Traditionally, talented beadworkers use a variety of materials. In particular, Czech and Japanese beads, Swarovski crystals, natural pearls, suede and leather. Each product is in its original packaging – a bright yellow box with a brand sign.
Noteworthy, the designers of this brand create all costume jewelry in collections. For example, Alphabet, Hobbies, Summer, Love is…, Fruit, and etc.