MFEO ‘s jewellery range is classically beautiful, it exemplifies the high quality and aesthetic value of repurposed materials in fashion. Our previous post explained the philosophy around Claribelle’s jewellery range, so now we will look at the method.
Claribelle integrates both found objects and paper into her work. For her papel jewellery she uses old magazines and newspapers to create a hard durable material, while retaining and transforming their colourful patterns and shapes.
Although the papel rolling process is simple, each unique piece is carefully designed and crafted down to the very last detail. Here is Claribelle’s step by step guide on creating papel jewelry:
Step 1: Magazine pages are carefully selected, based on color, texture and composition
Step 2: Once the selected pages are removed from their binding, they are measured and cut into 3” strips
Step 3: Each strip is coated with a thin layer of Mod Podge adhesive and hand rolled with a bamboo skewer stick
Step 4: Once each bead is rolled, it is sealed with 3 coats of (eco friendly) poly acrylic spray in a flat finish
Step 5: Beads are left to dry for several hours to allow the poly acrylic to fully bind and seal each bead
If this process seems to arduous and you would rather buy Claribelle’s jewellery visit the MFEO website here.
Hendzel + Hunt are a vibrant, young design studio based in South London, specialising in the manufacture and design of bespoke cabinets and furniture using reclaimed and sustainable materials, to create custom made products as well as their own range, Made in Peckham.
With engineering backgrounds to support their skills as craftsmen, Hendzel and Hunt highlight the origins of a product using balance, proportion, and composition to transform rough materials into objects of desire.
Hendzel and Hunt are pushing what can be achieved in the reclaimed aesthetic, whilst aiming to establish a tangible relationship between maker and owner.
The final pieces represent a process that allows the public a far greater understanding of the products life cycle.
Ranging from single pieces (such as this cabinet and table featured in our previous posts) to complex and sophisticated interiors, their dedicated multidisciplinary team, strive to bridge the gap between creativity and engineering.
Through the considered application of materials, style and a unique approach to the design process Hendzel + Hunt produce innovative and exceptional work.