6.5 X 3.5 X 2 cm, 5 g
Sterling Silver, Fresh Water Pearls
Minuit Metal is first and foremost a sculptural universe. It aims to be seen and appreciated from all angles. Having noticed how most jewellery pieces have an "ugly side", Julie aspires to make multidimensional jewellery that emits beauty and intrigue no matter which of its faces is dangling from a chain. Textures, messages, and secret objects are hidden inside the jewellery she creates, allowing them to be just as interesting laying on a nightstand as they are when worn.
Her pieces are sculpted and formed in wax before being assembled and polished to a mirror finish using traditional silversmithing techniques. Wax sculpture allows for the organic freestyle shapes she puts forth: Smooth undulating vessels that carry precious objects like pearls, gemstones and found objects. Honing her ability to impeccably clean strange casted shapes has allowed for her latest collection of one-of-a-kind works, the ARTIFACTS, to present organic shapes in a perfectly polished manner.
Minuit Metal evokes Mother Nature's touch. It warrants lines to be curved and lumpy, it allows a gem to find a nest within a metal structure as if it were born there, it puts forth curious abstract shapes that will develop a distinct connotation to every individual who lays eyes on them.