Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Granulation



The jewelry designs by Stefanie Condes are impeccable in quality and taste. I saw her work on DesignSpotter where they said, "The granulation technique is a way of attaching small beads to a surface which means that the beads will always align with the surface. [Condes] wanted to think of a way that didn't require the beads to have a surface to attach to, but make it so that they could form a shape by themselves."

Condes uses SLS (selective laser sintering) for her polyamide and alumide jewels. I have no clue what that means, but I do know her work is amazing. Not only are these pieces elegant, but they also remind me of dippin' dots ice cream...am I crossing the line? Oh c'mon they do a little!

27 comments:

quaint handmade said...

they do! they're beautiful. remind me of the words in sugar.

Jude said...

These are gorgeous! I'm completely out of the loop on dippin' dots, but I agree with Cindy's comment about these looking like sugar. Beautiful!

Megan said...

I immediately thought of sugar too. What beautiful work. Now I want a piece...

Victoria said...

These are amazing! (As are you! Where do you find all of this incredible stuff!?!)

please sir said...

Yes - I thought of the sugar words too! I seem to go back and forth with really colorful things and all white!

please sir said...

Victoria - I search around the web and magazines, and keep an ongoing list of cool things to share!

Cicada Studio said...

They remind me of the little white sugars on nonpareil candies.
Very pretty and delicate.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

ooo--these are amazing! like little confections--they look big--are they?

Krissy said...

mmm dippin dots!

Jan said...

That is really cute. The possiblilities are endless.

Sara Christine said...

Oh wow, how beautiful. At first I thought the necklace was a large-scale garland. How smashing would that look at a wedding reception?

karey m. said...

dippin dots! you are funny. what if that's the name of her next installation?!

in other news, i felt compelled to comment on every posting i've missed. two crashed. two made it. which means i've been at your house for, like, thirty minutes.

and i didn't mind. one. bit.

mary said...

Oh my. I love these!! That garland belongs with me!

dottie said...

these are so lovely. i want that ring. mmmmm!

SimplyGrove said...

These photograph really well!!! Great find:)

ambika said...

These are amazing. It's difficult, I think, to be truly innovative in jewelry. It's amazing to see someone do that so well.

Girl Japan said...

WOw, at first glance I thought it was a lighting of some sort.. hehhe

or a confection = )

Wendy said...

Those look neat! I can totally see the Dippin Dots similarity.

~alison said...

Wow. These are fantastic. I love the style.

Mrs.French said...

probably tastes better too...
can't stop looking at them!

Songy said...

I like your disclosure on the jargons. :)

I didn't realised they are 'wearables'. They will grab some attention, wouldn't they? I guess I wouldn't be wearing them if I had them. Probably framed them and show them off somewhere.

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

Looks like little styrofoam beads. So pretty.

Savvy Mode SG said...

where do you find all these intersting things. sooo savvy, i like very much.

picciolo said...

these are gorgeous, and I love the forts in your previous post too
: )

jess gonacha said...

wow, these are amazing-- i think they would make amazing hanging lamps, too, if they were larger. can't you just see one hanging in a living room?

kate said...

Hello diana! I loved your art and science posts so much that I nominated you for an award! Drop by my blog to pick it up.

Jessica Sutton said...

oooh i love these! such a different look.

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