Sunday, 19 June 2011

Yes, I'm a POPs girl :)

POPs (Portuguese Original Projects) is an iniciative from Serralves Foundation to show new creative projects made by Portuguese designers.
This year, the 3rd Edition happens from the 23th June to the 10th July and, after a unique record of 473 submissions in several categories, there were 31 final selected projects.
And, guess what?! I'm one of the three jewellers selected (fireworks popping on my head!)

If you decide to come along and check on those interesting products locally, make sure you pay a visit to the Museum and the amazing garden.
Meanwhile, take a look at the list of finalists I've arranged for you with the few links I could find (if you happen to know anyone on the list, be a dear and leave a comment with their link, ok?).

Aurea Praga, Baguera, Raquel Bartosch

Ana Guimarães, Mão d'arte by Francisca Figueira, Margarida Vieira, minidesigners studio, Nuno Pereira, Paula Nunes e Eurídice Conceição, Suzana Rezende

Amadeu Oliveira e Abdessalam Makhouf, Américo Correia, Ana Paula Pais, Joana de Almeida, Joana e Mafalda Araújo Jorge, Joana Magalhães Francisco, João Ferreira, João Gonçalves, José Morgado, Luís Giestas, Madalena Martins, Manuel Amaral Netto, Paulo Campos, Soares da Fonseca

Alexandra Oliveira e Pedro Saraiva, Boca do Lobo studio, Cláudio Cruz da Silva, Goreti Silva, Joana Carmo Simões, João Carmo Simões, José Marini Bragança, Pedro Sottomayor

Take care and see you soon!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

In the news(paper)!

This week started with some exciting news for this yours truly - the latest number of the newspaper from AORP is already available online and I'm featured under the title "Jewellery Land"!
(just click on the image above to flip the pages).

AORP is the Jewellery and Watchmaking Association of Portugal which supports several professionals in the jewellery field, such as manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, gemologists and designers. It's on their site that I check silver and gold prices regularly. Among other services, they offer legal advice to members, organize conferences and seminars and issue a newspaper every three months with varied and valuable info about the national and international jewellery context. The paper edition of the newspaper is distributed for free to members.
If you'd like to take a look at previous numbers of the newspaper, go here.

So, I was delighted when they contacted me for an interview and a photo shooting.
Below, you can see some of the photos taken by Silvia Silva (from AORP's Communication and Image Department) who is part of this great team.

The photo shooting took place at Bling Bling, a beautiful shop in the heart of Porto, where you can find my rings amongst a carefuly chosen selection of products from Portuguese designers.

And, by the way, did you notice that now I'm a cover girl? Oooooh coolness.
Hope everyone is doing great! See you soon :)


Monday, 30 May 2011

Minerals, gemstones and fossiles


This last weekend, I went to the 21th anual fair of minerals, gemstones and fossils. It takes place in my city Porto and although I don't use gemstones in my jewellery work (at least, not yet), I'm always amazed with the textures and colors that you can find in nature. Quite dramatic, huh?
(I bought two penguins and a rhino, as the ones you can see in the last picture. Animals, just can't resist them.)

Thursday, 5 May 2011

What am I doing?

I know I've been procrastinating my masters project, but meanwhile I've started some experiments in wax for a new series of rings. What can I do? It's beyond my control.
Take a peek... on a peak :)

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Have you ever danced with a gummy giraffe by the moonlight?

After the "I'm All Ears" rings here comes the "Wild Ears" series, just in time for Summer.

The Giraffe Ring is the first of this new series and she's all ears for you.
In spite of her cute looks, she's ready for your wildest secrets... and already available on Etsy :)

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

My first Etsy Treasury!

'Spring Time for a Blue Girl' by TheGoldenPlague

Now that lilacs are in bloom She has a bowl of lilacs in her room And twists one in his fingers while she talks. "Ah, my friend, you do not know, you do not know What life is, you who hold it in your hands". (T. S. Elliot)
















Althought I've been featured in a lot of Etsy Treasuries, I had never tried to make one of these themed selections before. This is my first and I'm still learning...
Anyways > Cheers!!