Calder began making jewelry for his sister’s dolls at age 6, and produced 1,800 pieces in his lifetime, always carrying pliers and wire in his pockets. “I think best in wire,” he once said.
Inspired by the Victorian tradition of jewelry made from the hair of loved ones, Melanie creates jewelry from drawings made with her own hair. Only ten years out of art school, she has already made into major art museums all over the world.
For jewelry lovers, few things equal the pleasure of looking at jewelry firsthand – except maybe looking at jewelry and reading about it at the same time. I have yards of bookcase devoted to this topic. Here are some recent favorites.
“I’m duding up my shirtfront, putting in the shirt studs, polishing my nails…”
Fred Astaire was steppin’ out. Proper accessories were required. Today, Johnny Depp continues his legacy, while other Hollywood style icons follow Cary Grant’s lead.
Turquoise never looked as glamorous as in the Van Cleef & Arpels “Panka” necklace Eva Mendes wore to this year’s Golden Globe Awards. In 1974, when this necklace was made, the trend for exotic Indian-style jewelry was in full force…
If you haven’t seen The Nature of Diamonds exhibit, you’ll have one last chance in Chicago, where it opened last week at The Field Museum. Along with fun facts about the history and geology of our favorite sparkly – and…