Bene! L’anno è iniziato ed è di nuovo lunedì.

Un “lunedì blu” di nuovo, mentro cerco di destreggiarmi alla ricerca del mio equilibrio, come accade spesso nella vita,

tra nuvole e pietre.

20140105_101109_1HEIDEMARIE HERB, Clouds , brooches, wire and pigment (priv. coll) – ELISABETTA DUPRE’, Mesh Surface, brooch – silver (priv.coll.)

Tra passione e ragione

f5036d0be2b20832cc53bbda08d93c1dMARIAROSA FRANZIN, Blue Moon, brooch – silver, acrylic, gold powder.

Tra ciò che si dovrebbe fare, ciò che si vuole fare e cosa devi fare.

4c40c9b0ccffa5f229ef95f496b1cd83TERHI TOLVANEN, Woodland air, brooch, silver and colour print.

Tra desideri e bisogni, tra durezza e leggerezza,

16f956a4e361b7eb7eda74d4819271a3CORRADO DE MEO, Equal Blu, brooch, polystirene, acrylic paint, silver.

Tra il mio lato azzurro e il mio stato d’animo di un blu oltramarino.

22a8425cb043e9cceb9fd0cacab2ea29FLORA VAGI, brooch, wood, paint and silver.

E cosa mi dite di voi?

Well, the new year has started and it’s monday again.

A blue monday again and I’m looking for my own path dwelling , as usual in my life, upon cluods and stones, between passion and reason, between what I should do,  what I want to do and what I have to do.

7ae751c106162b1474a37558a4c678edKRISZTINA STOMFAI, ring, UV reagent and acrylglas.

Between desires and needs, between hardness and lightness.

5184665_origSEUL-GI KWON, Rain, necklace, dried hydrangea petals, silicone, pigment, thread, 2012.

Between my light blue side and my deep blue mood.

2f011c9ce6714c4d822cf7a07ecf5ac8JASMIN MATZAKOW, Azzurro Oltramarino, brooch, wood and acrilyc paint.

And what about you? How is your path?

R.Magritte_les idees claires_1958RENE MAGRITTE, Les idées claires, 1958.

Dedicated to all my friends and artist jewellers who light up my days.

A presto,


Parallel worlds | Parallel works

Inspired by the marvellous Mari Ishikawa’s book “Parallel worlds” (2011, Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V.),  I’ve tried to compare different kind of contemporary jewels to ancient and modern work of arts, mostly taken from the figurative arts. A sort dialogue between past and future and a consideration about the concept of how and how much we’re indebted to the past.

I’ve considered the works of three artists: Mari IshikawaMaria Rosa Franzin and Judy McCaig: I really love their works and I focused on what reminds to the memories of the past: here’s my personal sketchbook on brooches, a truly beloved piece that I consider a little small world.


M. Ishikawa, Brooch, silver, 2011

Lucas van Leyden, Ornament with two tendrils, Engraving, 1509 ca

When i saw Ishikawa’s brooch I had no doubt: suddely my mind took wing to a wll known destination: 16th century’s Leyden. Lucas van Leyden’s engravings were well known at his time (he lived in Leyden until his death in 1533)  and he mastered this technique magically: his silver shades are still a masterpiece.


Piet Mondriaan, Red Tree, Grey Tree, Apple Tree (from 1908 to 1913)

M.R. Franzin, “Albero”, brooch, 2005, gold, silver, coral

I do love this piece: an extremely polished silver-gold surface hides and offers, at the same time, a red coral tree. As a promise of an inner passion, the coral stands out in its (only in appearance) precarious balance. And even if you can detect the tiny movements of the tree, the whole piece reminds you to an exquisite sense of harmony made by lines, colors, surfaces.


J. McCaig, “Sun”, perspex, paint, gold leaf, silver, tombac, 2011

Giusto de’ Menabuoi, Annunciazione, Padova, Basilica del Santo, 1382

This piece was presented last year in Padua at the first edition of the Mario Pinton International Award for contemporary jewellery and even if it’s formerly inspired by Giusto de’ Menabuoi’s frescoes at the Basilica del Santo (1382), the oval form recalls to the ancient roman and renaissance glyptic…which always had  admirers and connoisseurs through the centuries till our days.

Judy McCaig, Brooches

Giovanni Bernardi, The punishment of Tytus, rock-crystal intaglio, (1530?) British Museum

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