Friday, November 26, 2010

Black version

Sterling Silver with black and white agathe necklace
Design: Christine v.Schönburg and João Cândido Botelho Gomes

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Team Work

Sterling Silver necklace with pink quartz and white agathe
Design:Christine Schönburg & João Cândido Botelho Gomes

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gifts from the Sea

Looking at the wonderful work of art I posted yesterday,"The silent evolution", reminded me of some cufflinks I made ages ago with corals, shells and pebbles gathered at the beach by a friend of mine:

Sterling Silver cufflinks with sea shell and pearl,pebble and granade, coral.
Design: Christine v. Schönburg

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The silent evolution

Jason de Caires Taylor used 'life casts' made from materials that encourage coral growth to build an underwater installation on the sea bed off the coast of Cancun, Mexico.

The sculptures will form a new home for a variety of aquatic creatures at the Cancun and Isla Mujeres National Marine Park and are designed to reduce the impact over half a million tourists have on the area's natural reefs every year.

One of the first statues submerged last November is showing promising signs of life. Named 'Man on Fire', the cast from Joachim, a local Mexican fisherman, was drilled with over 75 holes and planted with live cuttings of fire coral which have since bloomed and attracted other sea life.

Watch the video here.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Great new blog: OnlyJewels

Jeweled by the Ocean - 08.11.2010
Become a real Ocean Creature and collect the wonders of the underwater world. The Ocean has the most fantastic gems to offer. We know so little about it, scientist estimate that only 10% of marine life forms are known… I bet it’s more!

“If human beings are not drowned, asked the little mermaid, can they live forever? do they never die as we do here in the sea?” Hans Andersen The Little Mermaid. Like a mermaid adorn yourself with Gifts of the Ocean, Sea Creatures and Wonderful Corals.

Have a look at this gorgeous Sterling Silver and Brain Coral Ring by Christine von Schönburg! Isn’t it simple & perfect?

Read more about it here

Friday, November 5, 2010

Form vs Material: which came first?

Exhibition at Cristiani Gallery, in Torino, from tomorrow 'till the end of december.
"Saranno esposti e venduti in esclusiva gioielli dalle forme più classiche a quelle più eccentriche, realizzati con materiali diversi: dall'oro alla pelliccia di animali, dall'argento al cemento, dalla fibra di carbonio alla ceramica.
FORMA vs MATERIA raccoglie una selezione di gioielli unici nella FORMA, e sobri nel materiale, o particolari per la MATERIA utilizzata e dalle forme tradizionali. Una suddivisione nata seguendo il processo creativo nelle sue prime fasi: è nata prima la FORMA o la MATERIA?"
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