Flora Vagi - waves & flames brooch Flora Vagi creates jewelry which not only adorns the body but explores the visual language of an object.” I search discover, transform…. surprise. The materials get a 'return ticket' from me, and with their 'newly dressed souls' I send them back to the world, where they came from”.
Necklace - 2010 by by Luis Acosta. 15” x 1” x 2”. Handmade Paper Jewelry Technique - Six stitched layers of paper. Collars, bracelets, brooches, ties, and rings all made of multicolored handmade paper that is stitched and at times combined with satin ribbon. Each item is created with a repeated basic shape but yields different styles as the shape is manipulated in various ways.
Ayne Nalir, "Verve bib necklace" ($380). Inspired by Van Cleef & Arpels’ diamond-embellished zip necklace (made famous by the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson), Nalir scoured Colombo’s markets and gem dealers for materials she could weave together in chic homage to that design. Three days in the making, each Ayne handmade necklace differs slightly. Posted October 2012.