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Angela B. Crispin - Jewelry Gallery


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Award-winning Anglo-Brazilian artist Angela Crispin has been creating contemporary art jewelry since 1990. She has focused her work on Metal Clay since 2003 having introduced it to France, teaching workshops and launching the “Guilde PMC Francophone”, the French speaking chapter of the guild. She is part of the faculty of The Pole Bijou Baccarat as their metal clay instructor and sells her jewelry under her brand name “L’Ange Est Là”…

Angela has exhibited her work in Europe (UK, Belgium, Portugal, France), and in the United States, and has received awards in Brazil, France and England. Her work has appeared in “Findings” Magazine (UK), in American Jewelry Magazines (Ornament, Jewelry Artist, Studio PMC,…), and in French Jewelry and fashion magazines (Le Bijoutier, Ateliers D’Art, Marianne Maison, and Madame Figaro). Her work has also been published in various books (PMC Decade, The Premier Guild Annual, Metal Clay Beads, Pure Silver Metal Clay Beads, Amulets and Talismans, ).

"I feel as artists we have the joy and the obligation to connect and express ourselves in the highest most sincere way, allowing our art to meet people’s hearts, letting them in turn feel the joy of more fully expressing themselves when wearing what we create or applying the techniques we have taught. We should never stop that flow.

Teaching is an essential part of this process, sharing techniques and enthusiasm while connecting with others so they themselves can fly. "

Contact information:

Angela Baduel-Crispin
Bretagne, France
LAngeEstLa.com

Metal clay, Faux Bone, and natural Boar Bristles - 2008


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“Fly No Strings Attached” Metal Clay Bead

"Fly No Strings Attached" Metal Clay Bead

Materials: 999/1000 fine silver (PMC3), Faux Bone (a plastic material, a specific schedule of PVC), copper wire and sheet.

Techniques used include:
PMC3: extruded, formed over a non-combustible core, dry “box construction” textured (back), sanded, fired, riveted, oxidized, polished.

Faux Bone: hand-sawed, drilled, carved, sanded, heat formed, stained, polished, riveted.

Year made: April 2008

Dimensions:
Height metal clay piece: 5.2 cm
Full height (wires included): approx. 12.5 cm
Depth: approx. 1.3 cm at the center

Photos by the artist.


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OH ! Ring

This ring is part of a series of seamless ring-bands.

Materials: 999/1000 fine silver (PMC3), 24k Gold leaf, CZ

Techniques used:
Seamless ring-band technique, which I’ve developed and teach.

This ring was made using a special cone-making tool (Linda Kaye-Moses’ Doming Plates) where the slab of metal clay is set to dry on the special shape.

Rolled, sanded, polished, surface scratched on the outside and roughed up on the inside for added texture. CZ set on the base and fired in place.

2 layers of 24k gold leaf Keum-boo were applied inside
The band was surface scratched for texture after firing.

Year made: October 2008
Dimensions: Approx. 4cm diameter, and 3 cm total height

Photos by the artist.


#4

“Spice In Life” ring

This ring is part of a series of seamless metal clay ring-bands I teach.

Materials: 999/1000 fine silver (PMC3), Copper Clay Powder The pieces were first fired separately, then mechanically blocked to fit inside, joined with added paste and coil, and re-fired.

Rolled, textured, multiple firings, surface hammered for texture and added strength.

Year made: March 2009
Dimensions: Approx. 4.8 cm long, 3cm total height


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“Tenon” ring

This ring part of a series of seamless metal clay ring-bands I teach.

Materials: 999/1000 fine silver (PMC3), Copper Clay Powder, BronzClay Rolled, textured, copper inlaid in the bronze, fired together, sanded, polished. Silver clay band was fired once again to block pieces mechanically together but also serves as a big rivet which was hammered in place for added strength. The band was surface filed for texture after firing.

Year made: March 2009
Dimensions: Approx. 3cm x 1.8 cm at the widest part of the top.


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“OM” Prayer Wheel

The mantra “Om Mane Padme Hum” was “engraved” using a photopolymer plate for printing on fresh metal clay. The inside is hollow and there is a center axis tube to separate the outside barrel from the axis. Handle is made of brass and “aged” Faux Bone. The gold on top is Keum-boo and the top disc real bone.

This piece won 3rd prize in the metal clay Small Treasures Competition UK, in 2007.


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“Rising Sun” ring

I wanted to be able to set a stone in Faux Bone™ so that it would look like it was coming “from within” the ring, rinsing so to speak, and in contrast with the whiteness of the material. The inside of the ring facing the opal, on the silver side, is also fully covered with gold to accentuate the “rising sun” effect. The opal is in a way “tension-set” in the Faux Bone.

Materials: Fine silver metal clay, Faux Bone, 24k gold, Fire Opal, sterling silver, resin

Year made: Summer 2007


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“Rising Sun” ring

I wanted to be able to set a stone in Faux Bone™ so that it would look like it was coming “from within” the ring, rinsing so to speak, and in contrast with the whiteness of the material. The inside of the ring facing the opal, on the silver side, is also fully covered with gold to accentuate the “rising sun” effect. The opal is in a way “tension-set” in the Faux Bone.

Materials: Fine silver metal clay, Faux Bone, 24k gold, Fire Opal, sterling silver, resin

Year made: Summer 2007


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"Tribal Cuff"

Materials: fine silver metal clay, Faux Bone, Sterling silver wire. Year made 2007.

Approx. 14 cm high
Photo by the artist


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"Tribal Cuff"

Materials: fine silver metal clay, Faux Bone, Sterling silver wire. Year made 2007.

Approx. 14 cm high
Photo by the artist