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Megan Adair – Designer | Ethnic Jewels Magazine Photography and photomontage play a key role in my influences as a jewellery artist. Inspired by the surrealist artists of the early 20th century, I aim to capture a similar play between reality and illusion. Photographing the cityscapes that surround me, my intention is to evoke a sense of the city, which is at times overwhelming; streets laced with buildings and signs, roads studded with lights, amongst a mass of moving people and traffic.

Etruscan Jewellery. | Ethnic Jewels Magazine The Etruscan people were a sophisticated, luxury loving people who lived in Northern Italy 800 – 400 BC. They were astute traders, and had great wealth.

Foot binding in China | Ethnic Jewels Magazine For 1000 years tiny curved feet were considered the ultimate level of beauty in China. During this period around 3 billion women bound their feet. The most likely origin of the practice is from the time of Emporor Liyu ( 937 – 975 AD). Entranced by the form of the feet of a favourite dancer he had her feet wrapped to accentuate them. Other women of the court who wished to please the emperor also began to wrap their feet. The fashion spread to…

Collection Bestiaire and A Sense of Time – Jessica Beauchemin | Ethnic Jewels Magazine Excessive research forms an integral part of my creative work. In the Fall of 2011, a research project gave me the chance to realize a goal. I learned to work with three traditional materials of animal origin: the stingray, feathers, and mother of pearl. Bestlaire II Alcedo atthis

A Tribal Rite of Spring in Paris by Barbara Ann Steinberg | Ethnic Jewels Magazine In the early 20th Century, European artists stripped antiquities and African tribal art of their religious significance. The pieces, with bold, minimalist shapes and lines, influenced Modernism and Cubism in design, only, as artists explored the relationship between humanity and the Industrial Revolution.

Etruscan Jewellery. | Ethnic Jewels Magazine The Etruscan people were a sophisticated, luxury loving people who lived in Northern Italy 800 – 400 BC. They were astute traders, and had great wealth.

Collection Bestiaire and A Sense of Time – Jessica Beauchemin | Ethnic Jewels Magazine Excessive research forms an integral part of my creative work. In the Fall of 2011, a research project gave me the chance to realize a goal. I learned to work with three traditional materials of animal origin: the stingray, feathers, and mother of pearl. Bestlaire lll Pinctada