Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Michaela Frey

I discovered this Austrian designer of jewelry when we lived in France. She uses a technique as ancient as the hills - that of enameling - but brings to it a fine sensibility and a great passion for different cultures from around the world. I have coveted her jewelry for years...hopefully one day that will turn into the passion of ownership as well!

I love jewelry or fabric that's intricately detailed, with layers of meaning, and which has a sense of history, of connectedness to the world's past. Michaela Frey's work completely fits the bill and she creates stunning odes to her favourite artists and cities.

Here are some examples of her wearable art...