"I always strive to create 'clean' designs with organic forms… simple, uncluttered curves… a style and a language."
"I began studying jewelry with Márcio Mattar in 1981. He was one of Brazil's pioneers in jewelry design and taught his students that the creation of the piece was principally a personal expression and that, more than a simple adornment, jewelry was essentially sculpture.
"I worked up to 1986 mainly with jewels in gold, and exhibited my work in renowned art galleries. From 1986 to 1990, with Márcio Mattar, I established an art center, with courses on the creation and execution of jewels along with an art gallery.
"I always strive to create 'clean' designs with organic forms, that is, with nothing geometric but simple, uncluttered curves. At the same time, I developed utilitarian objects in such diverse materials as granite, bronze, crystal and recently, resin. If we put these works side by side – jewelry, glass, photo frames – although their materials are different, we can identify a style and a language.
"From 1998 on, due to Brazil's economic situation it became quite difficult to sell gold jewelry. It became necessary to dedicate myself more to my line of decorative pieces. Resin, which requires the same care as a sculpture, never used immediate forms. I like to create a marble effect, or transparent color; each piece receives individual treatment.
"Showing my work with Novica is like opening a thousand doors and windows at the same time, and is very stimulating. The more the artist reaches out to the public, the more he is reinvigorated, finding an incentive for his creativity."
Layers of leather form a bull's eye at the center of this handcrafted long necklace by Laudélia Rivas. She combines natural materials such as rami thread, coconut shell and amburana wood with resin and brass the color of old gold.
Orange calcite evokes a sunset sky, the lovely gems gracing a necklace. It culminates in pendants with three citrine stones. Crafted by hand, this necklace by Sílvia Lima features silver accents and cords of light brown leather.
Alessandra Foletti designs a captivating station necklace in honor of women, sihua in the Lenca language. The necklace is crafted by hand with purple and maroon leather cords tied into a knot that can be pulled to adjust the length as desired.....read more
Mohd Tanveer creates the charismatic design of this necklace. Crafted by hand on brown suede cords with green cotton details, the waterfall necklace features a varied of beads carved from Indian elm wood in different shapes and sizes. The beads are dyed....read more
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