War and Peace jewelry collection
Inspired by the immortal Russian literature, history and cinema, jewelry designer Evgenia Linovich has created “War and Peace” collection. The main idea of the collection – memories of war make us appreciate the fragile peace we live in.
Journalist by education, Linovich has always been inspired by traditional craftsmanship and all forms of art. She was creating photographs, furniture, dresses and costume jewellery. Jewellery making started off as a hobby, but then turned into a career. In 2012, she created “Masterpeace” jewellery and accessories brand. The Masterpeace collection is an avant-garde reinvention of its nation’s noble heritage.
Category Archive: Kaleidoscope
War and Peace jewelry collection
Luxury-lampwork fairy-tales by Olga Pasynkova
Based in Germany, Russian jewelry designer Olga Pasynkova is a Member of International Organization for Self-Representing Artists. For over 15 years she had been engaged in computer design, before she changed her focus to jewelry design and glass beads in lampwork technique. This activity since 2011 has become her second profession, and full-time work. In 2014 she attended jewelry courses “Die verlorene Form – Das Wachsschmelzverfahren”.
Olga’s fabulous jewelry is unique, gentle and graceful. Each of her bead and jewelry piece is made with love and a good mood. According to Olga, her garden is the main source of inspiration for her creativity. Olga loves flowers (roses and orchids are her favorite), and she prefers floral designs. Second source of her inspiration is the sea. She loves underwater world and seascapes. She creates glass tales, in which she believes.
Now Olga lives with her family in Munich, Germany. She sells her works worldwide. She is a member of the International organization of independent lampworkers, and International Organization for Self-Representing Artists.
2015 trend Rainbow jewellery
One of the fashion trends of the season spring/summer 2015 is Rainbow jewelry – a combination of precious and semiprecious stones of rainbow colors and shades. In addition to traditional diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, many beautiful semi-precious stones that “fit in” with the fashion trends of the season. Although the idea is not new, I want to mention bright color combinations in jewelry, precisely because of gems that can rightfully be called a hit of the season.
Fashion for jewelry is not as fickle and fleeting as fashion clothes, but still can be seen every season some fashion trends in the world of jewelry. In the season of spring-summer 2015 one of fashion trends will be a combination of precious and semi-precious stones of different colors. Jewelers combine in their jewelry all colors of the rainbow and it makes us happy.
Plique-a-jour enamel jewellery
One of the most sophisticated and complex art of vitreous enamelling technique, originates in the Byzantine Empire of 6th century. Revived in the late 19th century by the movement of revivalist jewellery, this technique became especially popular in Russia. In particular, works by legendary jewelers, such as Pavel Ovchinikov, Ivan Khlebnikov, and some other masters working for Faberge are real masterpieces of plique-a-jour.
This filigree technique enables light to shine through the enamel like stained-glass. Traditionally, Russian masters predominately worked with tableware. Precious artistic tableware, decorative and applied art from the stained glass enamels always considered the top jewellery.
Swarovski 2016 kaleidoscope
The world leader in the production of the most beautiful crystals introduced innovations for the spring / summer 2016. The new collection includes new colors and effects of beads and stones. Stunningly gorgeous look, thanks to the depth and the play of light, like a diamond. This is only a small part of novelties of Swarovski spring / summer 2016.
What are Swarovski crystals made of? From crystal. Today the company is a leading manufacturer of high quality crystal worldwide. The collections of the brand include more than one hundred thousand types of stones of various shapes. Swarovski patented a special cut of rhinestones with a large number of side faces (seven narrow and wide).
Valentines Day jewelry kaleidoscope
Traditionally, the holiday has always been the day dedicated to lovers. On this day, people show their friends relatives and ones that they care. People send candy or flowers to those whom they love. Most people send “valentines”, greeting cards named after St.Valentine’s letters written from jail. Valentines can be sentimental and romantic, or funny and friendly. Valentines can be anonymous, heart-shaped or can carry hearts on them. Here are inspired by Valentine’s Day jewellery pieces and a brief history of this festival.
Valentine’s Day has its origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, observed on Feb. 15. Lupercalia celebrated the coming of Spring in the Roman calendar (February was observed later in the year than it is today). Lupercalia was associated with the Roman gods Lupercus and Faunus. Lupercus watched over shepherds and their flocks and the festival of Lupercalia became a celebration intended to ensure the fertility of flocks, fields and people.
Ralph DeRosa costume jewelry
The history of exceptional in quality and design Derosa jewelry began in sunny Naples, Italy in 1884. Inherited the family business, Ralph de Rosa successfully conducted his business until 1905. As a man who wanted to significantly expand his own horizons, in the beginning of the last century he left for America – “the land of opportunities”.
Despite all the difficulties awaiting immigrant, Ralph DeRosa founded the eponymous company in 1934 in New York City. The next year, he launched his first collection “Meeting in Venice”. Nhe dedicated the collection to one of the most subtle, complex, romantic Crafts – Venetian lace.
Over the next 7 years, until the death of the romantic jeweler, Ralph DeRosa repeatedly returned to the subject of the Venetian lace.
When DeRosa died in 1942, his wife and daughters continued the family business.