Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I am exploring the concept of the original purpose of jewellery so I am focusing on ethnic/tribal jewellery which forms a specific function in ethnic communities. This bangle is the beginning of a new chapter in my jewellery. It is the first piece of which I plan to start a collection from and improve on. I am using traditional lost wax casting techniques used by tribesman in Chad where they roll wax into thin wire like forms and make spiral objects from them. I came about this design by playing around with spirals which is a symbol that is often found in my jewellery.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Philip Sainz

This is the work of Philip Sainz and to me a breath of fresh air!
The inspiration behind his designs comes from the colours, movement and shape of the rare and unusual gemstones, fossils and other organic materials that he works with, which bring about his own unique style of contemporary organic jewellery.
To view more of his designs go to