Striped flint

Striped flint

22 April 2015
Justyna Stasiewicz

It’s hard to write about striped flint, without mentioning Cezary Łutowicz. He was the person who, more than 40 years ago, saw for the first time the potential in a piece of rock which was used on the roads of Sandomierz in the form of crushed stone. It turned out that flint, which was nothing special for the inhabitants of the region, possessed properties which successfully qualified it to be eligible gemstone. It is hard (almost 7 on the Mohs scale), decorative and extremely rare: it can only be found in Poland, mostly in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains.

In the picture jewelry by Justyna Stasiewicz

Is it handmade?

9 April 2015
Justyna Stasiewicz

The concept of handmade jewelry is rather an imprecise matter within the industry, and a client who is not familiar with the technology of product manufacturing, is often tantalized with ambiguities.

What is the problem?

In the picture jewelry made by Amberwood.

International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones – Amberif 2015

1 April 2015
Justyna Stasiewicz

Last week International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones – Amberif took place in Gdańsk – one of the biggest fares of this type in Poland. This event is held regularly every year and is addressed to persons and buisnesses who trade in jewellery, jewellery art and functional art only. Thus facilitating the establishment of contacts: manufacturer – wholesaler. While at the same time, retail clients are separated from the place where they could meet the designs of less popular brands, the existence of which they are often not aware of.

The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange

22 March 2015
Justyna Stasiewicz

The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange is a project initiated by Olga Raben in 2014. It resulted in a web exhibition and publication in a form of a book – which is one of the most up – to – date and interesting reviews of contemporary jewelry, which I have encountered up to now. 370 artists from all over the world took part in the exchange, using a variety of, often extreme, techniques and materials in their work

In the picture plexiglass rings made by Adam Kaczmarek

The young jewelry designers – Adam Kaczmarek

15 March 2015
Justyna Stasiewicz

In February I had an opportunity to participate in a half-year examination that took place at the Department of Jewelry at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. I was allowed to choose three best works and reward their creators with an interview for Jewelry Design. So by this way I have an honor to present to you a movie which will allow you to get to know Adam Kaczmarek closer.

In the picture, "Ducks and Mushrooms” brooches made by Magdalena Lamch – it is a part of "Occult board” collection

Something for designers – Lateral thinking

Justyna Stasiewicz

If we want to improve our design skills and broaden our offer by new patterns, we should always invest time in the development of our own creativity. Conscious or not, as we are creative people, we possess soft skills that are often useful to us also in everyday life. To be able to think outside the box is an extremely valuable skill – that is to propose such solutions that will surprise our boss or client.

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