Saskia-Diez

It’s time to introduce you to this jewellery designer, Saskia-Diez. I discovered her jewels, when I was wandering pinterest. (It’s an addiction sometimes, you can find a million engaging things on pinterest)

Saskia-Diez has her own label and creates jewellery for every woman. She takes her self as a starting point. The jewels that she creates are elegant, loving and feminine.
She has her atelier in Munich. She is a goldsmith herself but she also works together with other goldsmith. The gold and silver that she uses in her jewels are from recycled materials, that’s such a nice thought!

She already made a lot of jewellery pieces and collections. Also her work is wearable, subtle and fine. Here are some pieces you must look at.

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Assignements we do at Syntra – part 1

The previous time I told you about Syntra. Now the first part of the course is done and I want to show you my work. It’s all about the techniques so there is no story behind it. It’s all about learning how to make jewels. That’s nice.

In my opinion a jewel has to be portable! I like it when a piece tells a story or when it has value. I want to create jewels that are possible to wear for everyone. That’s my motivation!

My work: We made this bracelet, a sphere, a ring, a few saw exercises and a few file exercises.

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I also made a few rings myself. Really simple but I think they are great. They are all made out of silver so they will last for a long time! I will show them to you later. An extra project we did was making a ring with lost wax technique. It was the first time for me and I enjoyed it very much. The material is easy to work with. But you need to be careful because it works fast. I made a piece inspired by a gift I got for my 18 birthday. It’s a ring with leaves. I wore the ring a lot but It’s broken and I wanted to make it again! This technique was perfect for that. It’s the first time I have ever done it, I think it’s a good piece.

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This is the silver model right after it was cast. When the final result is ready I will show it to you.

❀ Flo

 

My course at Syntra

It has been a long time sines I wrote another blog post. I had to take exams at school. I will make it up to you now. We had an evaluation of our practical work and a few theoretical exams. My results were great! I’m really happy!

I’m following a technique course, I’m learning how to make jewels. I’m positive about it! I’m where I want to be and I’m learning so much. The course is intensive but I enjoy it. I would like to tell you all about it because I think it’s something to recommend! I get a lot of questions about it. I’m following this course at Syntra a school in Antwerp.

The course is named “Jeweller and goldsmith” We make classic jewels. It’s all about the techniques! The class consists of four parts. In part one you learn to saw, drill and file. Everything you have to know about the basics.

Part two is about soldering, melting, polishing. In part three we will learn how to make castings and rings. In part four we learn how to make a bracelet and we design a jewel of our own. I’m exited about the parts that still to come.

For every part we have a different teacher. The first teacher was great! She taught us everything she knows. She was always helping and making comments. I think that’s how you learn it. You can hear it. I’m happy I decided to follow this course and I would recommend it to everyone who is motivated to learn the skills! You can take the course in Belgium (more information here)

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Lulu frost – Transcend

Lulu Frost I hope you remember that name? You should!
One of my first, I think even my first blog post was about Lulu Frost. Lisa Salzer is the founder of this amazing brand! I love it so much. It’s such an inspiration source. This is their vision, click on play and see!

They now have a new collection. Their Fall/Winter 2014 transcend collection. They describe it as: “Our Fall/Winter 2014 TRANSCEND collection plays with the theme of clairvoyance, featuring moody combinations of black and navy gemstones, glass pearl globes encaged in black metal settings, and jewel-encrusted sunburst and wing motifs that give an impression of lightness and taking flight.”

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I think it’s great! It has style, its vintage, its classy and unique. My favorite piece are these earrings

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❀ Flo

Pictures are from the official site Lulu Frost.