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An article on the trend for jewellery with faces which includes our Espejo earrings for Borgo De Nor .

 

These earrings are called ”The Mirror”. They depict handcrafted faces, each slightly different with a personality. They are made in London and featured by the brand Sian Evans in a collaborative project with Carmen Borgonovo.

They take inspiration from Leonora Carringtons surrealist works and South American Mapuche jewellery. Using techniques and processes that echo modernist artists jewels.

 

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FT // How to Spend it // 12th April 2017

Glamorous new poolside fashion

Turn up the heat this summer with sinuously elegant fashion – and furniture – in sizzling hot shades. Styling by Millicent Simon. Photography by Andrew Yee

From top: Charlotte wears Emilio Pucci viscose bodysuit, price on request. Auguste wears Missoni lace dress, £310, and lace bikini (just seen), £410. Hilfiger Collection leather and rubber shoes, £160. Sian Evans for Kalmar gold-plated brass earrings, made to order, £510. Paula Cademartori for Kartell plastic bag, £254. Moroso steel and polyethylene chairs, £492 each. B&B Italia aluminium table, £776. Habitat woven paper bowl, £35. Jonathan Adler cotton beach towel, £98. Flavia Del Pra tile and copper tray, £251, from The Conran Shop. Lexon rubber radio, £49, from Amara. Oscar de la Renta brass cup, about £70. Talking Tables cocktail umbrella, £10.99 per pack. Bisazza glass mosaic Chic White tiles, about £3,500 per sq m | Image: Andrew Yee

From top: Charlotte wears Emilio Pucci viscose bodysuit, price on request. Auguste wears Missoni lace dress, £310, and lace bikini (just seen), £410. Hilfiger Collection leather and rubber shoes, £160. Sian Evans for Kalmar gold-plated brass earrings, made to order, £510. Paula Cademartori for Kartell plastic bag, £254. Moroso steel and polyethylene chairs, £492 each. B&B Italia aluminium table, £776. Habitat woven paper bowl, £35. Jonathan Adler cotton beach towel, £98. Flavia Del Pra tile and copper tray, £251, from The Conran Shop. Lexon rubber radio, £49, from Amara. Oscar de la Renta brass cup, about £70. Talking Tables cocktail umbrella, £10.99 per pack. Bisazza glass mosaic Chic White tiles, about £3,500 per sq m | Image: Andrew Yee

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Borgo De Nor Jewels

Pictured : Juliet necklace £800.00 and Espejo earrings £350 .......available from our online shop

Pictured : Juliet necklace £800.00 and Espejo earrings £350 .......available from our online shop

 

New brand Borgo De Nor has launched SS17 . We created the jewels for their presentation which are available to purchase from our online store . Borgo De Nor was listed as one of 21 new brands to watch by  The Telegraph Magazine recently. Mainline Borgo De Nor clothing is available to buy from Net-a-Porter . 

Below are shots from their lovely lookbook. 

 

Lookbook Photos : Hans Neumann

For interest in Borgo de Nor clothing go to sales contact : joana@barefootchic.com

For press contact : carmen@borgodenor.com , joana@borgodenor.com

Website www.borgodenor.com

Palmer//Harding Jewellery ss17

Sterling Silver and Limed British Oak earrings and bangles for the shirt boys this season. They showed a beautiful calm presentation of stripes and layers. Wooden elements were made by Alice Blogg from locally sourced Oak ( from Dorset )

 

 

 

Dorset Art Weeks in the sunshine

Alice Blogg studio, Downs Farm, Nettlecombe

Alice Blogg studio, Downs Farm, Nettlecombe

Dorset Art Weeks took place from the 28th May until the 12th June .

Alice Blogg invited me to show my work with hers, in her lovely, remote studio just outside the tiny village of Nettlecombe in Dorset. Located in one of the sheds belonging to Downs Farm, Alices studio is a vibrant wood workers workshop, full of noise, machines and dust. I arrived from London with two days to turn the laser cutting room  into a gallery to display our work. We were kept rather busy undertaking this task.

Moving the laser cutter required us taking down an internal wall and shuffling this beast into another part of the studio. Took everyone available to move it, four of us. 

The space transformed into a calm space to contemplate our work

The opening party was amazing. I thought we might have 20 or 30 people visit us that evening..... the spot really is very remote, down Dorsets' wiggly single track lanes. We had about 200 visitors and had to open up the local cricket pitch for overspill parking. 

We all pitched in to make food, the joint effort was quite a spread, looked great on Alices chopping boards and Alices mum Penny sourced a great English wine. 

Our guests in the workshop

Our guests in the workshop

Our gallery

Our gallery

We had a couple of demonstrations, talks and workshops for people to attend. This was our  cuttlefish casting demo in the sunshine

Cuttlefish casting

Cuttlefish casting

My Summer is now filled with lovely commissions. Some have already been delivered, 

Gold earrings for Liz Summerville and a gold/wrought iron wedding ring for Brian Rice and Jacy Wall. The wrought iron came from a horseshoe found in the grounds of their farmhouse

Gold earrings for Liz Summerville and a gold/wrought iron wedding ring for Brian Rice and Jacy Wall. The wrought iron came from a horseshoe found in the grounds of their farmhouse

and some are being made.......

When finished this will be set with sapphires recycled from three sapphire and diamond engagement rings. Inspired by the Cheapside hoard, using Elizabethan and Stuart jewellers techniques, each of the settings is a different shapes to accommodate the Sapphires, which are all different cuts.

When finished this will be set with sapphires recycled from three sapphire and diamond engagement rings. Inspired by the Cheapside hoard, using Elizabethan and Stuart jewellers techniques, each of the settings is a different shapes to accommodate the Sapphires, which are all different cuts.

An emerald, diamond and enamel brooch from the Cheapside hoard.

An emerald, diamond and enamel brooch from the Cheapside hoard.

Sapphires for the ring

Sapphires for the ring

These commissions made me very happy. I'll be doing Dorset Art Weeks again.

Festival of Stuff 2016 @ The Institute of Making

Festival of Stuff

Tuesday 21 June 16 - Saturday 25 June 16

The Festival of Stuff runs from 21st to the 25th of June, consisting of four days of bookable masterclasses and culminating in an extravaganza of materials and making. 

Sian will be leading one of the masterclasses: Pewter casting. Two sessions, morning and afternoon on the 23rd June. The masterclass is Free, but very popular so our best advice is to book as soon as the ticket site goes live on the evening of 23rd May . To book click here

Casting into a cuttlefish bone

Casting into a cuttlefish bone

The festival starts with four days of bookable masterclasses, last year these included basket weaving, metal and plastic tape plating, paper cord weaving, shaker box making, pyrotechnic display, glass whistle making , cyanotype printing, sugru throwing, yellow road making painting, teeth cleaning, copper bowl hammering, copper spoon making to name a few. 

The full schedule will be announced on 16th May, to be the first to hear sign up to the Festival of Stuff mailing list, join here

All are welcome. Booking is required for masterclasees, there is no need to book for the Saturday extravaganza, its drop-in sessions from 1-5pm. 

Watch last years Festival of Stuff open day: click here
Film made by Mattia Reiniger / UnveilArts

In the Press

Great images of our jewellery for Palmer//Harding SS16 in Grit Magazine Issue 16 Suzi  from the 'Moonchild' shoot .
fashion @christopher_shannon@rroma_uk 
#photographer #styling @niclas.heikkinen
#makeup @monaleanne
#props Miranda Latimer
#gritmagazine #cover 

Collar £125.00 available in store , click here

Next up.. a great image of our Palmer//Harding SS16 giant loop earrings in On The Rocks SS16 edition, shame the magazine forgot to mention us, but hey its still a great image by Photographer Raf Stahelin and styled by Carmen Bogonovo

Earrings £95.00 available in store , click here

 

And on film at the Goldsmiths 2016 Craftsmanship and Design Awards ,  click on the image below.