Bejeweled Bookmarks and other Artazia Delights
Background: Art Deco.
Not to be confused with its forerunner, 'Art Nouveau', 'Art Deco' is a term which refers to certain art forms of the 1920s and 30s. Its style was colourful, geometric.
Though thoroughly modern and sophisticated, it often drew on earlier avant-garde ideas - indeed it was even influenced by ancient art.
It covered designs in art, architecture, transport, fashion, etc, etc.
The term comes from the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes.
Quote from the website of the Victoria & Albert Museum:
"The arts of Africa and East Asia provided rich sources ... . Archaeological discoveries fuelled a romantic fascination with early Egypt and Mesoamerica."
Background: 'Art Deco' Books / ImagesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Beauties of Artazia
I have just discovered 'Artazia' ~ and I found it quite captivating!.
Such pretty pieces! Intricate works of art! Really delightful! And refreshingly different!
First, I discovered the bookmarks ~ and then a plethora of delights.
They would make very attractive gifts ~ and welcome ones, I am sure!
Some Artazia items are hypoallergenic.
Artists are especially chosen for their talents, which particularly complement Artazia.
One of the artists, who produces this unusual and stylish jewelry, is Ayala Bar, a gifted Israeli Jewelry artist, influenced, in her work, by Art Deco, Byzantine and Victorian styles.
The Artazia Collection also features beautiful items of 'Judaica'.
Check out the 'Total Satisfaction Pledge and easy return and refund policy' mentioned on Amazon.
This is from one of the Amazon 'Product descriptions':
"Each piece is truly like a miniature artwork, the intricate design is hand painted and set within a very light stainless steel frame. Austrian crystals, beads and a variety of other materials are delicately assembled and set in artists resin resulting in a beautifully finished and durable piece."
Artazia is proud to announce that they produce and sell 'works that transcend fashion trends and whose appeal is not tarnished by time or geography'.
The stainless steel used in magical Artazia jewelry, is laser-cut and resists tarnish. The innovative, hand-painted, unusual designs may include crystals, beads, Swarovski crystal, other glass, chains, etc, forming a delightfully intricate collage, within its steel frame. Layers of artists resin, over this assemblage, result in a strong, but light, glossy contemporary work of art.
Let's see what is on offer, via Amazon!
The Artazia Bookmarks
These very useful and attractive pieces are decorated with various appealing colourful glass beads and / or mineral stones and / or Austrian crystals, according to the design chosen by the artist. The result is a very beautiful and effective mosaic pattern.
These items weigh 1.4 ounces each
Items are individually designed and discontinued after six months, which makes them ideal for collectors.
Ayala Bar Artazia Bookmarks
Seeka designs - 'The age old craft of Judaica' plus technology, tradition and more.
Seeka 'Turquoise Peace Dove'
Seeka. Artazia Peace Dove
'Turquoise Peace Dove' Pendant / Necklace
Amazon have some stunning necklaces and pendants from 'Seeka' in the Artazia Collection.
There are colourful bird designs, abstract patterns, and other inspirational ideas.
The 'Turquoise Peace Dove', on an 18" French rope, is colourful, yet very tasteful. It fastens with a spring-ring-clasp.
The bird, itself, measures 1 inch by 1.9 inches and weighs one ounce.
It is is hand painted in turquoise, green, and orange and is decorated with beads, gold leaf and Swarovski crystals ~ as well as curving metal 'feathers'.
The effect is bright and shining ~ a tiny work of art!
More about 'Seeka' here:
Seeka Rooster Pin
Another gorgeous, richly-coloured 'bird' from the Artaxia Collection, is the 'Rooster Pin'.
He is really special ~ 2.50 inches high and 2 inches wide and weighs 1.3 ounces.
The pin is crafted in stainless steel, and decorated with crystal and Swarovski crystals, having been hand-painted, in rich jewel colours, using both acrylic and metalic paints.
Cat and Sweater Pins.
What better way for a craftsperrson to display her ability, than in items denoting crafts?!
The Artazia Collection includes some pins, representing knotting and needlecraft.
The 'Cat and Crazy Quilt Pin' includes a 'sewing needle' and the 'Knitting Sweater Pin' includes a pair of 'knitting needles'.
The 'Cat and Crazy Quilt' pin is made from stainless-steel, which has been hand painted with acrylic and metalic paint in a variety of colours. This pin is decorated with Swarovski crystals and crystal.
The item measures 2.25 inches in height and is 1.75 inches high. It weighs 1.3 ounces.
The tiny ginger cat looks as if it is truly curled up on a comfortably quilted fabric 'cushion' (or simlar).
The 'Knitting Sweater Pin' is also crafted in stainless steel. It, too, is hand painted in a medley of colours, using both acrylic and metalic paints. The pin is adorned with Swarovski crystals and crystal.
This pretty little item measures 1.80 inches in height and 2.50 inches in width amd it weighs 1.3 ounces.
Pins: 'Cat and Crazy Quilt' + 'Knitting Sweater'
Acoustic Guitar Pin
The beautiful and delicate limited edition 'Acoustic Guitar Pin' is truly delightful.
This would make an ideal gift for any young lady ~ especially one who plays guitar!
Like the other items in the Artazia Collection, this stainless-steel 'pin' is well-made ~ hand painted, using both acrylic and metalic paints.
It is decorated with Swarovski crystals and crystal.
The effect, with the beautiful colour and texture combinations looks lovely!
Weighing 1.3 ounces, it measures 2.90 inches by 1.10 inches.
Artazia Collection Acoustic Guitar Pin
Tree of Life
Available from 'The Artazia Collection' are two 'Tree of Life' necklaces / pendants and one 'Tree of Life' pin.
All are made of stainless-steel and are hand painted. Both acrylic and metalic paints have been used and the items are decorated with Swarovski crystals, crystam and, in the case of the pendants, decorative glass.
Both necklaces are fastened using spring-ring clasps, but the 'chains' are different.
One 'tree of life' is on a 16" Micro Link chain. This 'tree' measures 1.25 inches by 0.75 and weighs 1 ounce.
The other 'tree of life' is an 18" French rope. The 'tree' measures 4 inches by 1.40 inches. This item weighs 1 ounce.
The very pretty, and intricate, pin measures 2.75 inches by 2 inches and weighs 1.3 ounces
Tree of Life Items
Tree of Life pin
The 'Cat Earrings' and 'Growing Love Heart Earrings' are very pretty and reflect the artistic flair of Artazia designers.
Creative and contemporary, they could grace any woman's jewellery box!
Artazia - Seeka Ear-Rings
Artazia - Ayala Bar Necklaces
This is just a sample of the items available.
I have not seen, tested, or checked out any of these pieces so, if you are interested in any of the items, please do check, for yourself, details, prices, availability of goods and reputations of suppliers, etc!
Ayala Bar Artazia Bookmarks
Background: Jewellery artist Ayala Bar is influenced by Art Deco, Byzantine and Victorian styles.
Ayala Bar Background: 'Drawn to Jewelry'
Artist Ayala Bar says that she has "always been drawn to jewelry".
You can find out more about her art, family history, inspiration and more by visiting her website: http://ayalabar.com/
Here is her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ayalabarofficial/
Ayala Bar is just one of the talented artists selected by 'Artazia' who state that they are always looking for new talent to feature. As well as Ayala Bar Designs, they also offer Seeka Jewelry and Judaica, Yoolie’s Collection and La Contessa Jewelry.
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