Sunday, January 27, 2019


Hello Sunday Readers,

DesingTO is where art and design meet across the city, January 18-27, 2019. Over 100+ events and exhibitions are free, and the rest are ticketed or by RSVP.
One of these events is Pattern Recognition from December 18, 2018 to February 18, 2019.
Jewel Envy joins DesingTO with the Asymmetric exhibition display in our three windows on Roncesville extending outside of the exhibition dates. 
The Goldsmiths at Jewel Envy made free design jewel pieces for this event,  with only one premise, the pieces must be Asymmetric.
Among the Goldsmiths than participated in this exhibition I want to show you three of them.

Mauricio Franco, Colombia
Catalyst, earrings, 2018
Sterling silver, purple cubic zirconia, 75mm X 26.3mm X 4.7mm
In his own words, “Catalyst consists of two triangles with similar details and construction, but the configuration of the parts and the placement of a few finishes make the pieces stand apart from each other”. Mauricio Franco


Alexis Kostuk, Canada

Coral Growth II
, earrings, 2018
Sterling silver, turquoise, carnelian, 50mm X 28mm X 11mm
The earrings have “asymmetrical turquoise stones as the substrate for “Coral Growths;” shaping how each is attached and creating similar patterns with noticeable likeness but ultimately forming asymmetrical pairs” Alexis Kostuk

Shafiq Sawari, Afghanistan
Untitled, earrings, 2018
Sterling silver, 56.5mm X 15.6mm X 1.5mm
The word filigree comes from the Latin word for thread or seed. This delicate and intricate technique involves twisting extremely fine strands of a metal—usually gold or silver—to form a pattern. One of the most important characteristics of filigree is the use of sweeping, spiraling designs. Filigree can be use across the whole piece or just to emphasize key features. The reason I chose to make a filigree piece is that it reminds one of my famous collections after graduating from school. Shafiq Sawari.
You can enjoy the rest of our pieces in our three windows on Roncesvilles.
Have a nice Sunday

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