Monday, April 27, 2009

Oh and this....


"Jewellery should: confer dignity, bestow beauty, arouse an erotic response, signal intent, protect the wearer, evoke anger, insult the intelligence, say something, lack ambition, offer certainty, fulfill desire, confront apathy, convey spirituality, make the wearer look foolish, reflect the spirit of the age, provide status, provoke annoyance, communicate willingness, emancipate the wearer, make a stand, show a zest for life, be indifferent to what others think, claim national significance, encourage daring, be geometric, be floppy…"

Warwick Freeman, 2003

You said it brother!!!! These images c/o deux poissons

8 comments:

DoubleOhTwo said...

Oh wow! Love that skull!

schmookie said...

Yeah it's sweet isn't it...

KimRo said...

I want that Mexican day of the dead skull!!!!!
Is it made out of shell?
R

schmookie said...

Yeah its made out paua (probably spelt wrong) shell..

you-wee because said...

Hi Sylvia!

You've been really hardworking regarding your blog over the last few weeks. Congrats!
It's really a gem now - no wonder if you know the moving power behind it... ;-)
What an honour for me that you set a link to my internet diary in the way you did, altough its name "you-wee because..." still seems a little confusing or even disturbing to some English mother-tongue speakers (if you don't know the story behind)... ;-))
But it's more or less like your artwork: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and is not always visible at the first glance!

Regards from the warmest (month of) April at Germany since 120 years of weather records! Nevertheless - today it's raining and the temperature is around 10°C...

Uwe (aka you-wee).

schmookie said...

Hey Uwe,

Sorry for not keeping in contact for a while...Hope you are well...Nice warm weather...I am jealous...we have started winter early...Its cold...not much rain, just some frost and there has been some early snow in the mountains...

Beauty indeed is in the eye of the beholder...I often find beauty in the most unusual of places...so yes...it is always important to look a little closer...dig a little deeper...look past whats on the surface to uncover what beauty lies within...

Have a lovely weekend...whatever you may get up to...

Schmookie

David Neale said...

One of THE best jewellers.
for me it goes
1.J√ľnger
2.Pruhl
3.Freeman

Go to Funaki, tomorrow, and pick up a Freeman brooch and look at the back. Nicest function you'll see anywhere. You'll come away a different Smith. You'll be shamed or inspired, or both.

Just be straight-up brave, young Smiths!

schmookie said...

Hey David, nice top three...would love to go to funaki in the morrow...but its a bit of a drive for me...I'm out in the countryside...but I have a fellow jeweller friend who purchased one of his brooches many years ago...so I will get the chance to get even more inspired by his workmanship...

keeping the smithing alive!!! Schmookie