All posts filed under: Amélie Viaene

The jewellery model maker…

Our first article described the creative work of the jewellery designer (draftsman). Today, we will focus on the work of the model maker, little known and yet essential to the realisation of a jewel. He is the recipient of all technical drawings, gouaches or sketches.  His task is to give volume – using material –  to the 2D creative expressions. As such, he uses metal (not precious metal at this stage …) or wax (green, red or blue, all depends on the required hardness) to literally carve the jewel. How? By using all the equipment of a jeweller: a specific saw for jewellery, files (long and flat, with a specific choice of grain, bearing names as strange as « sage leaf » or « rat tail » in French, actually a literal description of their shape), a handpiece mounted on an engine to which a ball mill will be grafted, for example. So much technical vocab and tools! True, and not so surprising if you remember that jewellery is a craft that uses what is commonly referred to as …

Jewellery Wish list for 1 000 € and under.

The countdown has begun and we wish to help you find the ideal JEWEL for HER this Christmas, here goes our super Wish List. No idea? No panic! We’ve prepared a selection of jewellery pieces under 1 000 euros for HER, to shop asap and make your wish come true. An inspiring selection to honour our favourite designers. Adeline Cacheux and her perfect fit two-tone Pure Circles bracelet, the Rokia ring/pendant/design object and the scintillating Stardust pendant by Amélie Viaene, or the Poiray coeur entrelacé, a classic gift which will always delight. The new Coralie Marabelle necklace sold at Didier Guérin is one you cannot resist, so is Morphée Joaillerie‘s original Make a Wish midi ring, worn on the upper phalanx, sold at a special price for Like a b. The Pétula ring by Véronique Lelieur, in different tones of gold, delicately wraps around the finger, the Gamma ring by Charlotte Chesnais sold at  White Bird, the  bijou secret bracelets by Noémie Briand, the little angels by Isabelle Langlois, the flower inspired earrings and rings by Anaïs Rheiner, the Gringoire Joaillier pendants, …

Amélie Viaene wins the « Paris Grand Prix de la création »

The talent of jewellery designer Amélie Viaene, no longer to be proven, has been furthermore honoured by the City of Paris with a special Prize. The talented Amélie Viaene has been unveiled through her portrait, the opening of her Pop Up store late last year and her selection at the G7 to represent France and Artcrafts. Amélie Viaene, jewellery designer for the past 10 years, has just received the Paris Grand Prix de la Création for Artistic Craft. “I am delighted with the quality of the award winners. Supported by highly qualified personalities, the City of Paris has once again contributed to reveal new talents and I am certain they will be successful” Bruno Julliard, First Deputy to the Mayor of Paris. Following this award, a selection of her jewellery will be exhibited at the Galerie des Ateliers de Paris at 30 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, from 8 February to 18 March 2017. The exhibition “Talents à suivre” is devoted to her work and that of other award winners selected by the City of Paris. …

Amélie Viaene

This new section “Portrait of an Artist” aims to highlight unknown or little-known talents that are not in the system but deserve our attention, at least as much as the big names do. Whether an instant crush, an incredible talent, a creative genius of jewellery and high jewellery, the artist deserves recognition for these qualities. All these artisans, these artists who transform jewels into works of art, we must reveal ther talent, for the beauty of their work. I cannot keep it for myself and I must share the info. You know as well as I do that this blog lives thanks to you. Your daily support, your encouraging messages… I count on you to share and spread the word… Like, share and talk about these artists, I really appreciate your support, they need you to become known… Portrait of an artist” begins with Amélie Viaene, a beautiful person on both personal and artistic aspects. This artist works in her Parisian workshop since 2005, handcrafting exceptional jewels, unique and contemporary pieces filled with balance and …