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Untitled - Differences Unite Us


#1

Materials: sterling silver, 18k yellow gold, purple spondylus shell chrome tourmaline,
Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.9 cm

Our hearts make our differences disappear bringing light to the unique bond that unites us.

Photo credit: by artist

Martha Luzuriaga Alvarez
montreal, Canada

Jewellery making is the voice that communicates my creativity. I truly enjoy the process of having an idea and bringing it to life. I believe this process requires a lot of courage and determination, so it is my goal to continue to let my ideas run free and take life without any limitations or constraints. My greatest aspiration is for my pieces to show the purity and innocence of the creative soul.


Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.

Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.

The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.

The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands

Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.


#2

Materials: sterling silver, 18k yellow gold, purple spondylus shell chrome tourmaline,
Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.9 cm

Our hearts make our differences disappear bringing light to the unique bond that unites us.

Photo credit: by artist

Martha Luzuriaga Alvarez
montreal, Canada

Jewellery making is the voice that communicates my creativity. I truly enjoy the process of having an idea and bringing it to life. I believe this process requires a lot of courage and determination, so it is my goal to continue to let my ideas run free and take life without any limitations or constraints. My greatest aspiration is for my pieces to show the purity and innocence of the creative soul.


Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.

Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.

The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.

The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands

Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.


#3

Materials: Champagne cork, Sterling silver, Amber
Dimensions: Height: 35 mm, Length: 22 mm, Width 13.5 mm

Rana Forutan
North York, Ontario. Canada

Started my jewelry lessons as a junior student at the university, I realized that nothing more than creating new design and make a piece of jewelry can satisfy my desires. Thereafter, I started to improve my jewelry skills. So, beside making jewelry in silver and gold, I studied gemology, I became a Rhinoceros 3D modeler and also I was certified as a semi-precious gem cutter and carver. These days, I am so busy exploring different materials to create fresh new designs. My goal is to indicate that a jeweler can also make an elegant piece of jewelry out of worthless materials which is not an easy job.


Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.

Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.

The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.

The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands

Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.


#4

Materials: Champagne cork, Sterling silver, Brass, Cultured pearls.
Dimensions: 30mm x 22mm x 10mm

Rana Forutan
North York, Ontario. Canada

Started my jewelry lessons as a junior student at the university, I realized that nothing more than creating new design and make a piece of jewelry can satisfy my desires. Thereafter, I started to improve my jewelry skills. So, beside making jewelry in silver and gold, I studied gemology, I became a Rhinoceros 3D modeler and also I was certified as a semi-precious gem cutter and carver. These days, I am so busy exploring different materials to create fresh new designs. My goal is to indicate that a jeweler can also make an elegant piece of jewelry out of worthless materials which is not an easy job.


Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.

Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.

The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.

The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands

Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.


#5

Materials: Sterling, 18K gold, Drusy Agate
Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 0.5 cm

Fabricated earrings using Drusy cut by artist. Flowing design using tapering of wires to get graceful lines.

Photo credit: Geoff Carr

Lona Northener
The Metalady
Louisville, Ky. USA

I was originally a painter and pencil artist until I saw a demonstration of metalsmithing. I was hooked right away and began taking lessons from the lady who did that demonstration. After a couple of months, I was reading jewelry making books and experimenting on my own. I consider myself to be self-taught and still love to experiment with techniques that I find in books. I have been making jewelry consistently since 1993 and teaching other people to do it since 1994 which I still do today.

I am inspired greatly by nature and most of my designs are abstract and contemporary. I work mainly in sterling with some gold accents. Sometimes I have organic items cast to use in the fabrication of my designs. I am also a lapidary and have cut a lot of my own stones, but lately, I am not using as many stones and prefer to work mostly with the metal. Although I have been using some drusy that I bought in the rough state as I can cut it to any shape I need. I also love to do very geometric pieces and like to keep my designs clean and not cluttered.


Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.

Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.

The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.

The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands

Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.


#6

Materials: Natural Agate and Copper
Dimensions: 4" long (pendant)

Photo credit: Larry Sanders

Cynthia Hendrickson
Creative Habits Artisan Jewelry
Kingwood, Texas. USA

I am a wire wrangler and a stone whisperer.

I have been trained in the visual arts since an early age. Following years in a non-art career, I am venturing into wire art jewelry.


Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.

Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.

The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.

The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands

Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.


#7

Materials: Red Creek Jasper and Copper
Dimensions: 2" long

Photo credit: Larry Sanders

Cynthia Hendrickson
Creative Habits Artisan Jewelry
Kingwood, Texas. USA

I am a wire wrangler and a stone whisperer.

I have been trained in the visual arts since an early age. Following years in a non-art career, I am venturing into wire art jewelry.


Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.

Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.

The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.

The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands

Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.