Friday, January 30, 2009

guest star friday #37...alexandra bahlmann

for today's guest star friday i looked for a jeweler whose work doesn't fit among my usual favorites, but is instead quite the opposite. normally, i am interested in jewelry that is modern, abstract, or uses alternative materials, but alexandra bahlmann's fantastic work is feminine, decorative, and highly reminiscent of the antique. i like that she takes inspiration from historical pieces by using the basics of gold, stones, and familiar shapes (scrolls, arcs) and updates her pieces with her own modern aesthetic. the resulting jewelry, despite its ornate qualities, has a subtle minimalism to it, perfectly complimented by the unusual and more modern-looking stone cuts and open, airy structures.

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