Style ornamental baubles March 22, 2007 Marianne Anderson’s work has a gorgeous combination of decorative, ornamental forms mixed with dark metal palettes…
Her work is wonderful! I was just thinking of how there’s a lack of jewelry out there with elements of architecture and structure (you can always look to architects for beautiful lines). Too many uninteresting chandeliers and ubiquitous charms and layers.
Her pieces successfully translate images of the heavy, wrought iron ornaments found on old buildings into surprisingly light and delicate jewelry. While none of the pieces are overwhelmingly sparkly, the uniqueness and simplicity of the design will draw comments. And what I love most, I think, is that the pieces are both dark and brooding (for the punk in me) AND graceful and feminine (for the A. Hepburn in me). It’s hard to find jewelry that is both!
I am actually debuting a collection of my own jewelry featuring wire and chain work that combines bold, but delicate structures with the beauty of stone. I am not a “metalsmith” (yet), but after seeing these designs, I’ll need to step up my learning curve! They’re amazing.
Oh, my–these are GREAT! What a wonderful find!
They are so gorgeous…really nice to see a different colour metal too!
Ooh…love it! So frilly, but edgy b/c of the black.
i’ve seen these before- really love them.
I adore Marianne’s work. She makes beautiful things that push the edge in such a classy way. Taking a precious metal that we usually see bright and shiny and making it black -brilliant! Her work is the perfect balance, with a nod to both traditional and modern in jewelry. Thanks for featuring her. I love your blog! You are on my daily blog list.
I love black, especially b & w. Thanks for posting those lovelies Joy!
Have a great weekend!! 🙂
Absolutely beautiful work – equal parts macabre and delicate beauty.
oh I love Marianne’s work ever since I saw it at cally creates. Too bad, I’m not a jewelry-kind of person. 🙁