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AnGela’s exquisite pieces bridge the divide between jewellery design and art. AnGela only creates once-off art jewellery pieces and her work when not worn can be displayed in a custom-made showcase on a home or office wall.
AnGela’s work reveals her fascination with texture, pattern, rhythm, movement, nature and systems and there tends to be a finely balanced tension between the organic and the geometrical, the confined and the open-ended, the serious and the light-hearted, the intellectual and the emotional. More often than not, her work can be read on different levels and there is generally more than meets the unquestioning eye. The tensions, the complex amalgamation of various apparent opposites and the onion-like layering are definite attributes of her own personality.
The range consists of neckpieces, pendants, earrings, rings and spoons. Visit AnGela’s profile on Cape Town Creatives to view more designs.
Cape Town jewellery designer Philippa Green has an eye for beauty and sees potential in ordinary found objects. The rings, shown in the picture below are made from bronze with stamps Philippa found in India, adding to the decorative quality of each piece.
Philippa has also recently started making bangles to compliment her extensive range of cuffs, rings and earrings. The bangle below is made from Perspex with hand-engraved silver detail.
To view more work by Philippa Green click here:
Frieda Lühl recently completed a new range, aptly titled The Dark Side. For this range, Frieda experimented with oxidising the silver to create a blackened matt effect. The dark feel of this range is further emphasised by the use of faceted Garnets and Tourmalins. Frieda also used dendritic agates which are reminiscent of a snowy winter landscape. Other interesting stones used in this range include black drusis as well as star rubies.
The range consists of long dangly earrings, long necklaces and statement rings and is currently exclusively available at 36 Boutiques.com
Visit Frieda Lühl’s profile on Cape Town Creatives to view more designs.
After a successful Design Indaba, Jewellery designer Maike Valcarcel is now selling at more galleries in Cape Town as well as in Johannesburg.
Besides Africa Nova and Merchants on Long, Maike recently started supplying Avital Lang Gallery in Mouillepoint as well.
A treasure hunter at heart, Maike is always on the look-out for unique gemstones to make one of a kind jewellery pieces that bridge the gap between jewellery and art.
Her jewellery is unique and reflects the individuality of the wearer. It is comfortably wearable and brings fun and joy.
One of Maike’s bestsellers is the new range of stackable gemstone rings which you can mix and match as you like either in different colours or with plain silver rings, creating a beautiful effect that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Visit Maike Valcarcel’s profile on Cape Town Creatives to view more designs.
This course looks great and is affordable too. For more information on the classes and to catch a glimpse of some of the lovely things you could make, visit their website:
We love this gorgeous selection of rings from local design house freeRange jewels. For the month of May, all coloured gemstone will be less 30% so why not pop down to their showroom at the Cape Quarter and take a look.
Olive Green Cat recently opened their new showroom and design studio in Church Street, Cape Town – a beautiful space, situated within Cape Town’s creative hub.
Pop in to 76 Church Street (between Long and Loop Street) to view a large selection of unique, contemporary South African jewellery hand-crafted by Ida Elsje, Philippa Green and Situ (the innovative collaboration between Ida, Philippa and Architect Gregory Katz in which diamonds are suspended in resin). Together, these three brands make up Olive Green Cat.
The showroom boasts a large collection of each designer’s signature pieces as well as a selection of once-off rings incorporating found objects such as antiques and other collectables. Clients are also welcome to bring in their own precious stones, diamonds or other jewellery pieces to be remodelled at the studio.
The House of Hector have just launched a new website where you can view the latest stunning designs from jewellery designer Paula White. We’ve selected a few pieces to show you below. To view the full collection click here.
Indian pink opal and silver bracelet
Chysoprase and silver slender ring
Faceted and simple chysoprase on silver chain with pendants
To contact The House of Hector or view the complete portfolio on Cape Town Creatives, click here.
Anne-Michelle of Antique Fusion Jewellery gives beautiful objects from bygone eras a contemporary lift and a new opportunity to shine! Anne-Michelle spends hours browsing antique stores looking for the perfect old objects to complement her new design ideas. This fusion between old and new gives Antique Fusion Jewellery a delightful, quaint charm, whilst still making each piece relevant to the modern woman.
Antique Fusion Jewellery is available for sale at the following retail outlets in Cape Town and surrounds:
Rhubarb Room (Bo-Kaap), Rose Cafe (Newlands), Haas Collective (Bo-Kaap), Lily Boutique (Stellenbosch), Pure Earth (Stellenbosch), Sitting Pretty (Long Street), Fringe Arts (V&A Waterfront) , Autumn Fish (Woodstock)
To contact Antique Fusion Jewellery or view the complete portfolio on Cape Town Creatives, click here.
Jewellery designer and goldsmith Maike Valcarcel was born in Germany into a family of artists. She later studied jewellery design and manufacture in Pforzheim and Heidelberg before relocating to South Africa in 1993. She now works from her own workshop in Hout Bay supplying galleries in Johannesburg and Cape Town as well as participating in various exhibitions.
Her jewellery is contemporary with an African touch, is entirely handmade with great attention to detail and aims to bring joy to its wearers.
To contact Maike Valcarcel or view her complete portfolio on Cape Town Creatives, click here.