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Eily O’Connell : Natural Beauty

We were caught by surprise by Irish designer maker Eily O’Connell’s captivating organic creations. Eily’s process is one of natural inspiration: she strolls the forests and beaches of Ireland and ...

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Felieke van der Leest – laten we spelen!

“I see my work more like wearable little sculptures than jewelry. When I work with colors I feel like a painter, when I work with metal I feel like a ...

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Shayla Cox : Love in it All

Shayla Cox, a Brooklyn transplant from Columbus, Ohio – has a collection that is quite uniquely – beautiful. After working as a visual stylist for fashion giants Tracy Reese and ...

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Can I SKOP* It? … YES YOU CAN!!!

Leçon du jour… *Skop (Afrikaans) = Kick (English) South African designers Lara Kruger ...
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LIVE and in COLOR: Aow Dusdee

Dusdee Chotipruk, the inspirational life force behind the eye arresting Aow Dusdee ...
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Beverley Price

Beverley Price is a jeweler, sculptor and political activist from Johannesburg, South ...

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Muyombano: Grace + Elegance

Burundi born, Rwandan-German designer Annerose Muyombano has created unique collections which she aptly titles: a “harmonious union between African grace and European elegance”. Muyombano uses stainless steel as her dominant material, as it does not oxidize, is easily maintainable and through her production processes has the ability to create deep, striking color patterns. Because of […]

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Thuthuka Jewellery Closing Exhibit

On Saturday, March 7th, I had the pleasure of attending the closing event for the Thuthuka Jewellery Development Programme, sponsored in part by Brown’s The Diamond Store. The event was held at the lovely FADA Gallery at the University of Johannesburg’s Auckland campus this past Saturday. It was a relaxing and inspiring morning and afternoon, […]

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Communion by Joy

Communion – noun. The act of sharing one’s thoughts and emotions with another or others; intimate converse. Joy Sangalang’s “Communion by Joy” is appropriately named, as her touch reaches beyond and through the precious (and recycled) metals she uses and touches you viscerally. I feel my brand empowers strength with feminine elegance. It is modern […]

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Yura Bylkov : the Most Vivid Memory of my Dreams

I’m almost at a loss for words, in expressing the newfound awe that I have experienced with Yura ’s work. Upon first glance, his pieces look like naturally formed celestial material, treasures that once mysteriously made, cannot be recreated in nature or even reimagined in our mind. While I’m not usually a fan or iridescence – […]

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AurumEve Travels Studio Visit: Wakami

We had the pleasure of visiting with Erick Velasquez of Wakami. Kiej de los Bosques created the brand Wakami in 2006, and has grown quickly in a very short amount of time. We met in San Cristobal for a studio visit and to learn more about Wakami’s vision and accomplishments through community involvement and staying true […]

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Ashley Heather Jewellery: Picture Perfect

Ashley Heather, of Cape Town, South Africa is a designer upcycling in a truly unique way. Ashley creates contemporary pieces from silver that is reclaimed from photographic waste and other materials; a process that one can imagine is extremely time consuming and requires utmost exactness. “… ethically produced handcrafted jewellery; a material expression of a […]

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