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ACCEESSORIES: PANDORA SPRING/SUMMER 2015 – ESCAPING TO THE BEACH OF OR DREAMS.

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The PANDORA collection invites us for the summer season with the new collection of handmade jewelery “Summer 2015”.  The line is made ​​of precious materials, reflecting the glow of the sea and the radiation of the summer sky. Jewellery is emphasized with the symbolism of ethnic. Continue reading “ACCEESSORIES: PANDORA SPRING/SUMMER 2015 – ESCAPING TO THE BEACH OF OR DREAMS.”

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Fashion Inspiration: Icelandic Raw Nature in Staskauskas’ Jewelry Collection.

Staskauskas-Jewellery_Peak1.2_02-600x600The raw nature of Iceland is a captivating theme for  Staskauskas’ Jewelry Collection encapsulating the purity of landcapes, lax mountains as well as conglomerate mixtures. The collection is composed of 70 unique , handmade pieces that unveil idiosyncratic styles, irregular forms and craved blocks. For the maintenance of the innovatory concept is complemented by both natural and syntetic materials such as volcanic ash, crushed lava, artificial resin, carbon, iron bones, gold and plastic.

The artist that stays behind the innovative idea of jewellery, Benas Staskauskas,  present his vision by saying:

“I call it performative sculpture and this includes basically any form and scale body related object. In other words – it’s a trigger point for characters behavior.”

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GLAM EYE: Mademoizelle Sefra’s jewelry – Glamorous skull ring MSR4.

Mademoizelle Sefra's jewelry - Glamorous Skull Ring

Mademoizelle Sefra’s jewelry – Glamorous skull ring MSR4.

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Glam Eye: Harem Royal Headpiece.

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Fashion Inspiration: Into the awe-inspiring intricacy of artifacts in “The Garden”collection by Harem Royal.

BLACK PYTHON AND MOTH KANZASHI LONG KANZASHI EARRINGS
BLACK PYTHON AND MOTH KANZASHI LONG KANZASHI EARRINGS

The awe-inspiring concept of nature’s beauty – vulnerable on the surface, yet savage in roots is encapsulated in artful jewellery line by Harem Royal frequently presented on pages of Edelscope.com here and here. The contemplation of the Harem Royal’s creative mind – Srdjan, designates the transcendental path of nature’s contrary ranging from bewildering beauty, the mystery of transformation to inexorable brutality of natural laws. As he explains the origin of his latest collection came from many factors :” I was fascinated by nature’s astonishing beauty, intricacy, brutality and vulnerability and I transformed my contemplations into a jewelry collection of artifacts.”

The latest collection “The Garden” for Spring/Summer 2013 season hallmarks the astonishing power of nature in marvelous jewellery handcrafted from a mixture of metals, from the finest 24 karat gold plate, silver, to various forms of cupric patina. What is more,  Srdjan “also used wide range of exotic materials such as serpent skins, genuine alligator hides, pelage, real butterfly, nocturnal moth wings and pearls in order to provoke exciting visual and tactile experience.”

Images are the courtesy of Srdjan, the creator of Harem Royal

MEDIUM GOLD AND BLACK DRAGON MOON DAGGER HOOP EARRINGS
MEDIUM GOLD AND BLACK DRAGON MOON DAGGER HOOP EARRINGS
LUNA MOTH LARGE SILVER BLADE WING PENDANT
LUNA MOTH LARGE SILVER BLADE WING PENDANT
BLACK CROC AND BUTTERFLY KABUTO NECKLACE
BLACK CROC AND BUTTERFLY KABUTO NECKLACE
THISTLE THORNS MEDIUM GOLD HOOP EARRINGS
THISTLE THORNS MEDIUM GOLD HOOP EARRINGS
GOLD AND BLACK NOCTURNAL MOTH BEETLE NECKLACE
GOLD AND BLACK NOCTURNAL MOTH BEETLE NECKLACE
GOLD HERCULES BEETLE NECKLACE
GOLD HERCULES BEETLE NECKLACE
GOLD HORSEHAIR AND MOTH KANZASHI LONG EARRINGS
GOLD HORSEHAIR AND MOTH KANZASHI LONG EARRINGS
GOLD PYTHON AND BUTTERFLY KABUTO NECKLACE
GOLD PYTHON AND BUTTERFLY KABUTO NECKLACE
GOLD RATTLESNAKE CHANDELIER EARRINGS
GOLD RATTLESNAKE CHANDELIER EARRINGS
LARGE GOLD AND BLACK BLADE WINGS DANGLE EARRINGS
LARGE GOLD AND BLACK BLADE WINGS DANGLE EARRINGS

Tophatter – Live auctions for Fashionistas.

Dear Readers!

Many times I was wondering how helpful it would be to have one reliable source with the interesting finds and a great opportunity to buy them at the same time.  I was also considering the situation of independent designers and jewelry artists who encounter numerous issues in promoting and selling their work to the widespread audience. Then I’ve discovered Tophatter,  an amazing free auction site that provides  both the possibility of promotion for the designers and the chance to buy fabulous items in one.  Auctions take place is every category ranging from Craft, Supplies, Fashion, Home Decor and Jewelry to Vintage and Antiques. Each auction is a live, virtual shopping party – you can simply chat with fellow attendees as you watch the bidding ensue!

While visiting the site I stumbled upon numerous attantion-grabbing finds along with the immense amount of talented sellers who really make a great job. Best of all, Tophatter has agreed to extend all my favourite EdelScope.com shoppers a free $5 credit to spend as a welcome. So, I hope to see you all in the auction rooms and happy bidding!

All you need it to sign to Tophatter! It’s FREE! 🙂

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Magdalena

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Harem Royal – Screwpulous Jewelry. Beauty as a weapon.

Harem Royal – Screwpulous Jewelry is an exceptional place where beauty becomes a weapon according to its inseparable innate power. The camouflage of romantic ethereality clashing with unrestrained vigor of the nature capture all the juxtaposed factors of Harem Royal – delicateness of butterfly wings and strength of the precious metals, past influences and the homage of the present, softness of the perception and majestic cruelty. The creative mind of Harem Royal – Srdjan polished his creative background as a costume designer in theatrical environment continuing rich experience in the movie industry. Seeking for true knowledge Srdjan believes in sublime – “the beauty that settles for nothing and forgives no one. Beauty as a weapon. This profound blend morphing with combustible attraction.”  That is a complete depiction of femme fatale idea – the beauty that astonishes with uniqueness and besets with fierce. To acknowledge it means playing with the sharp edge of the razor blade. You are aware that the smooth surface of knife may end with cruel consequences but nothing can restrain you from touching the rigid blade. That goes along with the concept of Harem Royal that unifies meticulous craftsmanship with the dramatic touch of Medieval, Gothic and Neo Victorian refinement”. In order to find the balance between seductive nature of Orient and Western’s craving for power, Harem Royal main aim is to acquire an absolute contentment of the woman with her contradictory individuality and secret desires.  
The craftsmanship of Harem Royal is hidden in the handmade production that joins passion for artefact, astonishment of the innate transformation and weapon ardor influenced by pagan beliefs, Greek mythology and Jung’s- oriented perception of psyche and awe-inspiring majesty.
The jewels are made of mixture of precious metals including copper enriched with the palette of finishes ranging from the fines 24-karat gold plate to cupric patina in different forms. The striking ornamentation taken from the nature like exotic skins and fur, genuine butterfly, moth, dragonfly wings and pearls signature the exclusivity with eco friendly solutions. The collection is the response to the beauty of metamorphosis filling the gap between vulnerable chrysalis stadium and indestructible final.
When I encountered with the beauty of Harem Royal I was completely mesmerized with the concept not only because of the rate of my sensitiveness and secret desires. It was this specific kind of similar experience from my early years recited with poetic easiness by the creative mind of Harem Royal – Srdjan. He described the most important influences in his creativity through innocent amazement of childhood over the nature and all attributes that completely absorbed my own, pure, unpolluted feelings as a child – sunny days on the countryside, the smell of the meadows, aroma and softness of the humid soil, cool shadow of lush forests. You read his bio like a fascinating novel that instills your imagination with new realities. There is this entrancing power of rich influences from tradition that speak with unction about passion for nature, uncontaminated approach and perceptible supremacy of experience during childhood years. There are like whispers from the upbringing fascinating stories, the aura of the countryside, magnetic impressions of sun on the ocean, lonely walks by the coastline…

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Fashion inspiration: Snake in MariaFrancescaPeppe S/S’12




Snake – the symbol of fatalattraction and temptation as well as everlasting beauty that seduces withpoison attraction. Very frequently used in the Ancient Egypt serpent symbol hada great revival in 1970’s decade.  Thesymbol of snake gives a rich source of inspirations in the fashion field. Theemblem of the serpent can be also an inspiring foundation for the form of theaccessories. MariaFrancescaPeppe jewellery line is highly inspired by the serpentshape for her Spring/Summer 2012 collection. With the leading concept of“Jewellery Wear” accessories from MariaFrancescaPeppe has more personal meaningthat put emphasize on the uniqueness with avant-garde feel.
Striking lookbook with the genuinesnake spice up the editorial and give impact that is more interesting to theviewers. The collection reveals numerous interpretations of the serpent shape.There are geometrical forms with enameled eyes, rings in architecturalcontours, necklaces, cuffs and chained accessories.
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Bjorg Jewellery – 2012 LOOKBOOK

Mysticism of ancient legends and surrealism of modern sci – fi odyssey are the keys that encapsulate the poetry, romance and futurism bewitched in Bjorg Jewellery. This is very unique and exceptional line not only because of its eco friendly approach or dedication to craftsmanship tradition. The concept that balances between fine and raw is the key to the mystery of Bjorg jewels. Surrealistic inspirations infused with Charles Darwin’s point of view and ancient truths of mythology summarize nomadic approach and industrial touch of accessories. That is probably because of the origins, creative background in art and inspirational life of the creator of the Bjorg Jewellery Bjorg Nordli Mathisen. As the supporter of nomadic lifestyle and everlasting traveling he searches for creative stimulus around the world. From the origin of Bjorg Jewellery in 2004 Bjorg releases two conceptual collections per year.  The latest line for 2012 entitled “Not all those who wander are lost” sounds like a proverb of wisdom whispered by the ancient prophets. You may feel these insubstantial powers through stunning lookbook conveying dreamlike scenarios of Misty Mountains where the time stopped in one point keeping the presence of Dark Knights and Beautiful Maidens captured in Arthurian Legends. The jewels reveal deep admiration for precious stones with iridescent colours, horsehair and feathers, claws, wings, chains and intricacy of spine construction and relic pieces.

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