Category Archives: Designers

Yaroslava Kellermann – Designer

Yaroslava Kellermann – Designer

About myself My brother and I were raised in a family of teachers. Except of math and history, both of my parents studied music, so we were surrounded by it and by books. The last years of the Soviet Union and the first of Ukrainian independence were extremelly harsh, but I remember that my mom… Continue Reading

Susan storm .. Aka Savanna Caravan

Susan storm .. Aka Savanna Caravan

My mother wore Mikimoto and Balenciaga. She hated travelling. I am eternally peripatetic, wear Uzbeki, oud and Turkish coats. We were always embarrassed by the other. She willed me her fox fur, but I wanted her rope of Amber beads. The real legacy she left me was the eyes and nose of a savvy collector,… Continue Reading

Bizzari Jewel Design

Bizzari Jewel Design

Jewelry seems quite uncomplicated. It’s a shiny piece that you wear around your neck, wrist or fingers, or even dangle from your ears. It’s pretty simple and it delights you. But when the same precious gemstones and metals are used in making jewelry across cultures, jewelry becomes a cross-cultural dialog of unexpected pleasures. Jewelry designers… Continue Reading

Josephine Nirmala Designer

Josephine Nirmala Designer

Having lived in Kenya for most of my formative years I had always been surrounded by beaded jewellery. My mother had her own collection of beaded necklaces in every colour of the rainbow, right from malachite & tigers eye to obsidian & coral. As a child, these colourful beads were no more than just colourful… Continue Reading

Helping others through the art of Adornment

Helping others through the art of Adornment

  Kadambari Jewels. – “ If you want to own something nobody else will have …” Kadambari is the creative expression of Rashantha Devanesan who has been designing and crafting Kadambari jewels since 2008. Kadambari’s collections reflect the rich heritage of the Silk Road and Asia, combining genuine antique pendants and beads with semi-precious and… Continue Reading

Charles Loloma Designer

Charles Loloma Designer

What does an innovator do when his soul, land, and religion belong to a race who survived genocide? How does an artist feel when his genius compels him to consider all cultural ideas equally, even those of the countries responsible for the genocide? Early in his career, Charles Loloma realized that many traditional Native American… Continue Reading

Designer – Angela Lovett

Designer – Angela Lovett

A little girl walks into a classroom, sits down at her desk and opens her first geography book. The pages become doors. She walks through and enchantment sets in. Morocco, Istanbul, Arabia, Africa, the Mediterranean – gleaming, sparkling, beckoning – they transport the little girl from her world of primary colors into shades of the… Continue Reading

Faouzi – Designer of Marrakech. By Sarah Corbett

Faouzi – Designer of Marrakech. By Sarah Corbett

Born in Marrakech, Faouzi is the son of a Hairdresser. He lives now as ever in the Ancient Medina of Marrakech. His working life began in the restoration of antique furnishings, his love of creative arts led him to study calligraphy. His beautifully illuminated work is highly desirable and collected in his home city and… Continue Reading

Rene Lalique. By Sarah Corbett

Rene Lalique. By Sarah Corbett

Art Nouveau was a movement in the visual arts which was popular from the early 1890’s up to the first world war. It is viewed by some as the first self conscious attempt to create a modern style. A leading name in the field of Art Nouveau design was glass designer Rene Lalique. Born in… Continue Reading

Designer – Anna Holland

Designer –  Anna Holland

  Over the years, I have been drawn to the study of antique and ancient beads and artifacts.   The impetus and inspiration for my jewelry designs is fed by the fascinating history and stories behind these pieces of stone, shell, glass, and metal that are decades, centuries and, at times, millennia old. My unique… Continue Reading