Friday, June 17, 2011
LOVE LOVE LOVE Thomas Mann
I have long been a fan of jewelry from the studio of Thomas Mann. I have several pair of his earrings including the pair in the big picture with the hearts and brass plumb bob thingies(they are WONDERFUL), and he does incredible work with rivets and metal/media assemblage. Very charming indeed. Very steampunky. He calls his style techno-romantic. I like that. It fits.
This is pricier than a lot of costume jewelry, it's true, but these are little masterpieces with a lovely feel in the hand. They are artwear, and they have a timeless charm, imho. The moving bits inside and many-layered treasures are evocative of the joys of finding a pearl in an oyster. Lovely gifts for your friends. Or for yourself!