Silver, clairely, for jewellery

Clairely Upcycled Jewellery pick ups the prominent Silver A’ Design Award

Como, Italy, February 12, 2013 /DESIGNPRWIRE/

A’ Award and Competitions are proud to see that the project Clairely Upcycled Jewellery by Claire Requa wins the noteable Silver A’ Design Award at Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Competition

Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Competition Silver A’ Design Award Prizewinner

A’ Award and Competitions are proud to inform that the project Clairely Upcycled Jewellery by Claire Requa has been acknowledged with the noteable Silver A’ Design Award at Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Competition elected as the winner by the esteemed arbiters of the A’ Design Awards & Competitions among thousands of participants.

Insights on Clairely Upcycled Jewellery

Claire Requa, the creative mind behind the winning design Clairely Upcycled Jewellery demonstrates “Beautiful, clear, upcycled jewellery, designed out of a need to use the waste material from the production of Claire de Lune Chandelier. This line has developed into a considerable number of collections – all telling stories, all representing very personal glimpses into the philosophies of the designer. Transparency is a vital part of the designers own philosopy, and this is reflected her by the choice of acrylic used. Apart from the mirror acrylic used, which itself reflects light, the material is always transparent, color or clear. CD packaging reinforces the concepts of repurposing. ” To learn more visit: http://www.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=26032

 

The Silver A’ Design Award

The Silver A’ Design Award is a prestigious award given to top 5% percentile designs that has exhibited an exemplary level of perfection in design. The designs are judged by a panel of three different jury which is composed of Academic, Professional and Focus Group Members. The designs are evaluated with score normalization to remove any biases and are voted on aspects such as functionality, ergonomics, engineering, presentation, innovation, usability, fun details, technology, and any other specific points that could be considered, each of these points are further weighted for different jury groups.

 

About A’ Design Award and Competitions

A’Design Award and Competitions, aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best designs, design concepts and design oriented products. A’ Design Award and Competitions are organized and awarded annually and internationally in multiple categories to reach a wide, design-oriented audience. Learn more: http://www.whatisadesignaward.com

Relevant Website

More info could be found at http://www.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=26032Released by DESIGNPRWIRE at 2013-02-12 06:21:22

Contact Details for This Press Release
NAME   : Julie Thomas
ADDRESS: A' Design Award, OMC Design Studios SRL, Via Rodari 9, 22100, Como, Italy.
EMAIL  : press@adesignaward.com
PHONE  : +39 031 4491953
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Interview with the Designer: · Read the interview with designer Claire Requa for design Clairely Upcycled Jewellery here.

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News-trilogy on the state of affairs – part 2 – the wrap up

To make sure that I do my trilogy in the third month…..pressing on…

I was facing two real challenges at the beginning of 2012, when the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)museum shop agreed to exhibit my jewellery in their glass display case in the foyer of the museum.

One of the challenges was putting together a display fit for the surroundings, and the other was to finally (after many ideas, and trials) settle on a solution for the packaging that complimented my upcycled jewellery.


Ta-da!

Photo:  David Rivett

more on the story of that challenging task.

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Art in the shop (literally)

Eliane left France many years ago to come to Denmark. She has now quit her job in an international organization in Cph to realize her long-time dream: working with artists, craftsmen and designers and presenting their creations to a broader audience.

She is running a web shop working as a sales platform for these artists and craftsmen. In a busy world this is an ideal means of promotion, giving quick and easy access to a variety of creators and exciting pieces of work. At present, modern paintings, design jewels, bookbinding, products in fish skin, glasfusing are at display for sale, but this offer will hopefully progressively expand.

So visit artishop.dk

Amazing jazz singer Dee Alexander in Clairely jewellery

(Re-posted from 020611)

I am proud to have seen this video posted today. I had to share this not only because she is incredibly talented,  because she is wearing Clairely jewellery on her arms,  and on her fingers.

And to boot, fabulous music.

I had the good fortune to meet her two years ago, and enjoy her music.
Enjoy.

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Influences and all

Re-posted from 31 Mar 2011

On the way into work today, I thought of how my life (and others, possibly) has been influenced by the media – films and TV.

My jewellery collection CLAIRELY has possessed me more and more as time goes on, and as I create new pieces, the organic way in which I create makes it a trifle difficult to be structured when comes time to categorize my pieces into collections and lists.

I realize this says something about me.That I am not so organized.  Oh well.

But my pieces say also something about the things I care about, about things that have influenced me.

My latest piece – CTM -which I have lumped in with my newest collection – STEPPIN’ OUT – is about getting your flirt groove on. It’s in the collection with high heels, handbags, music signs (go out and hear some music now). It’s a celebration of kicking hibernation to the curb and getting out.

Coffee, tea, or me?  I so remember when this book and movie came out.

Since I already had a coffee pot,

I went a step further wanting to do a teapot, and then the natural progression was this new piece  -CTM -all I needed to do was add the “me”.

So now, there is not only the triple neck piece, but coffee, tea, me  are also available individually.

The coffee pot is in the PORT ROYAL collection. My rationalization – that  pirates must also drink coffee – wouldn’t you think?

The collection was named after Port Royal a harbour in Jamaica, a (in)famous pirate haven back in the day.

In this same collection, I have this piece which came from my childhood watching TV at nights with my father. I thought the bird gave it a pirate-esque feeling. Hence it became part of the collection.

(Looks much better “live”)

I prefer to tie several pieces together not only for more drama, but also for telling a story. For example, I wear the guy with the bird with two of the other pieces  from the Port Royal line – very maritime, especially with stripes!

But them sometimes I change it up, and together with my big keyhole, this takes the story in another direction  (Hitchcock-esque).

  

So, influence and be influenced.

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Proud to be working with lucite too ….

Re-posted from Tue, May 17, 2011

Just saw an article about it being the 75th year of Lucite!!

It is so rewarding to be working with acrylic (another name for lucite).  It shines, it allows light to pass through, and can be used in so many ways.

Above:   my Chandelier table (perfect companion to my Claire de Lune Chandelier also in acrylic). ABC Home purchased these from me last year. ( and yes, I am beaming).

My signature product – my baby – Claire de Lune Chandelier which inspired the etchings on the table.  A great complement to the side table.

….. and of course – below –  samples of CLAIRELY upcycled jewellery, which is made from the material left over from cutting the chandeliers….

(cowrie shell cuff bracelet)

HAPPY 75TH, LUCITE!

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Lock down

Lock down, lock it up, who’s locking now?

These pieces are from the Positive Vibrations collection.

I do two different models, in a range of colors – transparent, mirror, red, black, opal.
I also do locks with keys – I call it your challenge – with a solution.

… and I have five different keys in this collection, so come on down, you challenge you, I’m armoured.

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Re-posted from March 29, 2011