June 28, 2010

New Zealand & Australia JEWELRY/ILLUSTRATION - World Cup Month!

New Zealand: Julia deVille

This designer from New Zealand bets on joining her two passions: taxidermy and jewelry!
Inspired in the Memento Mori and the Victorian Mourning jewelry, she creates pieces mixing precious metals, stones, hair, and animal fragments.
Her jewelry is truly shocking: death is a taboo theme in many cultures, but these pieces remind us of our inevitable death. They really put a halt to the rush we live in planning the future, and they make us take a breath and enjoy the present, our life.
Esta diseñadora neozelandesa apuesta por unir sus dos grandes pasiones; la taxidermia y la joyería!
Inspirada en las joyas Memento Mori y del Luto Victoriano, crea joyas en las que combina metales y piedras preciosas, cabello y fragmentos de animales disecados.
Sus joyas son impactantes, la muerte es un tema que en muchas culturas sigue siendo un tabú, pero estas piezas nos enfrentan a nuestra inevitable mortalidad, y rompen con la vorágine en la que vivimos planeando el futuro, más bien nos hacen detenernos y disfrutar el presente, la vida.

Don't miss her website where you'll find many pieces of jewelry and taxidermy projects.
No dejes de visitar su sitio donde podrás ver muchísimas más joyas y proyectos de taxidermia.

Australia: Matou en Peluche

Samantha Battersby is the artist behind this lovely illustration brand.
Her work is so eye catching! It must be the rich black (achieved with charcoal), then combined so well with vibrant touches of color pastels.
Her illustrations motifs go between beautiful Art Decó style ladies, grooming birds, geishas, and dreamy mermaids.
Samantha Battersby es la artista detrás de esta adorable marca de ilustraciones.
Su trabajo es muy llamativo, debe ser el negro intenso conseguido con carboncillo que combina tan bien con toques de colores vivos en pastel.
Sus ilustraciones van de hermosas mujeres estilo Art Decó, a pájaros acicalados, geishas, y sirenas.

You may visit her website, her etsy shop and her blog and enjoy more of her work.
You visitar su sitio, su tienda en etsy y su blog para disfrutar más de su trabajo.


  1. Thank you so much for featuring me on your gorgeous blog! An absolute honour! That bird artist/ jeweller above is absolutely amazing too by the way! Will have to check them out!!

  2. These artists are amazing. I love that first piece with the feathers...stunning!

  3. Very interesting and original blog, congratulations! I love jewelery and I live "strange" and unpredictable creations.

  4. Wow this is a really fantastic feature - there is not one piece that I don't just love. Fantastic!

  5. Those illustrations by Samantha Battersby are so beautiful! Remind me of sailors's tattoos... Great unique art


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