The world of jewelry is an incredibly interesting subject. Jewelry news can range from up and coming artists to the history of jewelry making. In today’s modern world, technological advances, increasing access to new materials, and emerging techniques make the world of jewelry more excited each day.
Historic Jewelry Collections
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is hosting a beautiful exhibition – Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry. A peek at the website slide show is a feast! The pieces featured in the exhibition are stunning examples of jewelry artistry. Several reference Greek motifs, mythology, the Elizabethan period, and Rome. Inspiration in their beauty, craftsmanship, and creativity.
For the jewelry artist, this exhibition is filled with inspiration. The Museum of Fine Arts Boston collection features pieces spanning 4,000 years of jewelry history.
Jewelry represents more than adornment. It can represent a power and strength through its design. Yael Sonia, a designer of fine jewelry based in Brazil, is just such an artisan. Through her architectural and sculptural pieces, Yael Sonia creates jewelry that is powerful and feminine.
As mentioned above, museums are a wealth of inspiration. Especially to Ms. Sonia. She visits local museums and galleries to gather inspiration and build upon her own creativity.
Looking at a few of her pieces, a woman immediately feels the power of the shape and movement of the metal. The settings of the gemstones and the architecture of each piece exudes femininity but not in a dainty way. One appreciates the math and science used to create these sensual pieces of jewelry.
Design Your Own Fabulous Jewelry
Have you ever wanted a piece of jewelry, the picture is in your mind, but can’t find it anywhere? Pieces you find are almost right; but not quite. Rather than spending time looking for a piece that doesn’t exist, visit your local jeweler. With the help of a jeweler, you can design your own fabulous piece. Jewelers are trained tradespeople who can not only make the piece of your dreams, they can help you design it to perfection.
The jeweler with create a sketch, discussing materials, and make revisions before creating the piece. An experienced jeweler will be a wealth of knowledge and help you create a unique and well-made piece.
Dreams Do Come True
The moral of this story is: don’t give up your dreams. Mira Alicki, owner of Mira’s Jewelry Design and Forever in My Heart Jewelry, received an email invitation to… the Golden Globes. Better, the invitation was to include one of her pieces in the celebrity swag bags at the Globes.
The story just keeps getting better. After the Golden Globes, Mira was invited to the Academy Awards as well. Just goes to show, not every email is a scam/spam and don’t ever surrender your dreams. Congratulations, Mira!