Friday, October 30, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Where does inspiration come from?
We are swarmed with new ideas every day that come naturally and spontaneously. Often we do what we want to see for ourself in a material form, and we do that with immense pleasure. We help each other so that our ideas and wishes are not left confined in our heads, so with unreserved help and team work, we inspire each other.
What motifs most often appear in your creations?
The jewelry we make is mostly inspired by flora and fauna - we make clay animals or paint sceneries in a cute and entertaining way by which they are recognized as bearing our own signature.
What materials are your favourite to work with and why?
Ever since the beginning, the clay proved to be our trusty friend. We use white, stoneware clay that dries naturally, so when dried we paint our illustrations or clients' wishes. Besides jewelry, where the clay is the main component, we also use it to make bookmarks, decorations and small detailed work. Clay makes our inspiration tangible so we have to single it out as the material we are strongly linked with.
What part of the creative process is the most fulfilling and you take most pleasure in?
Every part of the process is dear to us, starting from shaping the clay to packing the final product. Each stage brings its own magic, so each gets our undivided attention and focus. Creating "something" out of "nothing" is an incredible gift we give ourselves, hence we enjoy its uniqueness from start to finish.
We are Doppio M in our free time. All daily responsibilities end at the moment we put our hands on work materials. When you love what you do and feel that you receive while you give, the task losses its name and turns into freedom.
Thank you so much girls for this wonderful interview. I wish you loads and tons of success in the future.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
These past weeks in Art classes Jacob had to work with clay. Since the pack is too big for the projects they do, he usually shares it with a friend so that there is no clay to be thrown away. But last time his friend was absent and he came home with half of the clay unused. It was already beginning to dry and was very hard to shape, but we decided to save it and make something we can use. So we made ring holders for Eva.
We painted them with temperas and afterwards I applied nail polish. The bowl/ saucer like holder is red and navy, the other purple with red flowers, but the light did not do them justice. They are much prettier in reality.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Here's another example for an interesting necklace.
You can also use these rosettes to make hair pins, rings or bracelets .... (imagine all the possibilities!)
I've decorated a blouse with these, but I am keeping that for another time.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Disclaimer: I found this amazing shop on taobao, called never-say-never but I was not compensated to write this post. I am merely posting these photos as inspiration and I cannot guarantee the quality of the sweaters if you decide to buy from their shop.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Enjoy the tutorial and make yourself some leafy decorations!