Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Minimalist Acrylic Jewelry by Helena Riberio

By on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3 Comments

Modern minimalist jewelry can be stunning in its simplicity.  The bold handmade acrylic jewelry of Helena Riberio of Portugal definitely has strong lines and few embellishments.


Her background as an architect does explain her distinctive style.  She was born with a strong creative drive. Crafts, cooking and drawing were her mainstays growing up. 


She started designing acrylic jewelry after her son was born and as an escape from the "bureaucracies"of her day job.  Beginning with acrylic sheets about 0.5 x 1.1 m in size, Helena designs "the image, saw, sand and polish all the pieces by hand." The acrylic is heated to mold it into shape.
American Flag ring

Working with acrylic is messy business so she makes her jewelry mostly in her garage!


A bracelet can take anywhere from 2- 6 hours so making one is a labor of love! You can see pictures of the process on Helena's blog post.

Swarovski crystal ring
Before You Go:
______________________________
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
Jewelry Making Tips - Jewelry Business Tips 

Share

3 comments:

  1. They are so very beautiful and unique. Kudos to Helena!

    ReplyDelete
  2. The bracelets are fantastic. However I wonder if the American Flag ring, with its pointy star wouldn't be a sweater snagger.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Shouldn't be an issue if the edges are filed smooth.

    I was just thinking it might be a weapon if one was in a tight spot!

    ReplyDelete

 

TUTORIALS

PEARL'S DESIGNS

DESIGN MAKEOVER

TIPS AND TRICKS

SUPPLIES

TOOLS