Silvia Beccaria

Vaig coneixer la feina d’aquesta joiera de Turí (Itàlia) a Joya Barcelona 2013, i em va cridar l’atenció la manera que té de treballar el volum amb diferents materials com plàstic, fil ferro o paper. Increïbles collarets d’un estil molt personal!

I discovered the works of this Turin (Italy) based designer at Joya Barcelona 2013, and I loved the way she works with volume with different materials as plastic, wire and paper. Amazing necklaces with a very personal style!

Luisa Bruni

Vaig descobrir les peces d’aquesta dissenyadora de Roma a Inhorgenta i em va agradar especialment la seva col·lecció d’anells, sobretot els que sembla que tinguin aigua a dins. Preciós!

I discovered the pieces of this Rome designer at Inhorgenta and I like her ring collection, specially the ones that seems have water inside. Beautiful!

”Con ispirazione tratta dal mondo della fotografia l’anello Plink coglie l’attimo, fermando l’acqua nel momento in cui, colpita da una goccia, la superficie zampilla”


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La setmana passada erem a Florència, la ciutat de l’art, dels Mèdici, les esglésies, Miquel Àngel i de Pinotxo. Un viatge fantàstic en el que vam poder gaudir de la companyia de la Sílvia, una bona amiga que viu i treballa allà i que és una experta de la ciutat. D’entre totes les coses que vam visitar (i les que ens vam deixar per falta de temps) em van cridar l’atenció la quantitat de joieries que hi ha per metre quadrat. És increïble! Hi ha joies per tots els gustos i d’estils bastants diferents, tot i que totes tenen un punt italià que es nota. Una de les parts més màgiques del viatge va ser la visita al Ponte Vecchio, un pont preciós amb cases de fusta al damunt i on cada una d’aquestes cases està convertida en joieria. Per suposat, no podia marxar d’un lloc així sense una petita joia de record!! Un viatge que recomano a tots els que siguin amants de l’art i la bellesa, Florència em té el cor robat!

Last week we were in Florence, the city of art, the Medici, with lots of churches, Michelangelo and Pinocchio. A fantastic journey that we could enjoy with our friend Silvia, a good friend who lives and works there and she ‘s an expert about the city. From all the things we visited (and all we leave for missing time) it keep my attention the amount of jewellery stores which are there per square meter. It’s amazing! There are jewels for every taste and different styles, although all have Italian designs. One of the most magical parts of the trip was the Ponte Vecchio visit, a bridge with beautiful wooden houses on them and where each of these houses are jewellery stores. Of course, I could not leave such a lovely place without a little jewel of memories! I really recommend it to all who love art and beauty, Florence has stolen my heart!

Cash Ring by János Gábor Varga

T’has imaginat mai com està fet un anell com aquest? La feina i les hores que hi ha al darrere? El nostre amic János ha fet un tutorial on ens ensenya foto a foto el procés de fabricació d’aquest anell. Una feina increïble digne d’un artista com ell. Felicitats!

Have you ever imagined how it’s made a ring like this? How many work and hours are behind it? Our friend János made a tutorial where teaches us photo by photo the production process of this ring. An incredible job worthy of an artist like him. Congratulations!

János Gábor Varga from Blind Spot Jewellery

Comença el Setembre, i des de 18kt seguim amb les entrevistes. Avui us presento un artista que segueixo des de fa uns quants anys per internet, m’encanten les seves joies rústiques i forjades a mà. No us perdeu el seu Flickr ni la seva botiga a Etsy.

Starts September, and at 18kt we’re back with the interviews.  Today I’m introducing you an artist that I have been following online for the last few years, I love his rustic and hand forged jewellery. You can’t miss his Flickr and his Etsy store.

Tell us about yourself.
I was born in Budapest in 1976. I have been always interested in nature and later in agriculture. I wanted to understand better the relation between human and nature, the way people find and use their sources of living how they face problems. So during my agricultural studies I spent 10 years of research on the traditional animal breeding and especially the traditional animal healing.
After the uni I left Hungary for England where I lived for nearly 3 years as a milker, later as a cheese maker. Then I moved to Italy where I live in a small village, near to Genova.

Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration came from the rusty and shiny tools I used on the fields or I saw hanging in old barns. I loved to touch them, play with them… I still love tools, old door knockers, coins and pots. In my mind, the most beautiful finish on metal is the scythe it has at the end of the summer. I try to recall these feelings in my jewelry.

What is your favorite place in your city? Why?
I consider this village where I live as my new home town. There are around 3000 residents here and it makes a nice, warm atmosphere. I like every angle of this place but I particularly adore the little labyrinth of the narrow lanes in the center.

When you decide to become a jeweller?
My first job in Italy was at a goats farm where I worked as a milker, cheese maker and generally I did all the things that is necessary. Forest work, hay making, feeding animals, etc. It could have been a nice job but I already had my passion for jewellery. So I built up my workshop and opened my Etsy shop. When I realized that it kind of works, I quited my job. Since then I mainly live from jewellery but it’s not always enough. So I still do occasional, seasonal jobs when there is a chance.

Name some books, movies or music you specially love.
As for music I like many different kinds.
I was grown up on the post punk/new wave and then I spent my youth on acid/ hip hop.
Recently I often listen to traditional sufi music like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan or other Qawwali.
Some of my favorite movies are:
Fight Club, Closely Watched Trains, A Clockwork Orange, Zoo, Bitter Honey
As for books.. I used to read a lot more than I do now.. From Hungarian, Eastern Europian writers- one of my all time favorite is Bohumil Hrabal.

Name three jewelers you would like to see interviewed here.
Some of my favorites:
Dauvit Alexander (allias The Justified Sinner), a great jeweler and a very nice friend.
Lucie Veilleux the charming carpenter girl who makes fabulous metal jewellery too.
Victoria Takahashi the incredible talented jeweler of Seattle.

Stefano Dimalta

Stefano Dimalta és un joier originari de Milà tot i que actualment té el seu estudi a Brooklyn. M’agrada l’estil de les seves joies, amb un toc ètnic i rústic, munta les pedres d’una manera molt personal. No us perdeu la seva web i la recent inagurada botiga on-line.

Stefano Dimalta is a jeweler from Milan but now he has his studio in Brooklyn. I like his jewellery style, with a touch of ethnic and rustic he set stones with a very personal way. Don’t miss his site and his new online store.