Saturday, September 13, 2008

Guywire Jewelry Collection by F3 Design

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One of the main objectives of this blog is to challenge artisans to expand their creative expressions by considering new techniques and new materials. F3 Design show you can make wonderful jewelry even from construction materials. In their case, they use guywire, the metal rope or cable used to stabilise cellphone towers, radio masts, wind turbines, utility poles and so on.

The result is some of the coolest unisex jewelry I have seen. Their Guywire Collection - "Bold Body Wear," uses stainless steel guywires and copper. Stylish and durable - the designs definitely offer a very "guy" look. You can purchase their distinctive jewelry from endemicworld.com.



The designs use different thicknesses of guywire and sometimes with multiple strands. The copper sections hide the joins as well as give a lovely metallic contrast to the stainless steel wires.



F3 Design is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. What is also remarkable and unusual is that the jewelry line was created by an entire artistic family, the Wright-Stows. The parents, Angela and Stuart, are product designers who also run the Little River Gallery where they support other artists and designers. Son, Pippin, works on architectural and design projects. Daughter, Ella studied sculpture and contributes to the business. The family that "beads" together, stays together!

Via
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3 comments :

BetteJo said...

I know a couple of guys who refuse to wear "jewelry" - even wedding rings - but even they might put on one of those thicker bracelets!
Earrings are pretty cool too!

Bev's Jewelry said...

What a cool idea! You are right we need to think "outside the box" as they say. While some such ideas remind me of scout projects, they need not be like that. Keep giving us those ideas. Thanks, Pearl and F3 Designs.

Bev

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Wow! How cool are those... Very masculine!

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