This week's featured studio is Ilmare aka Sufen. Sufen's studio Ilmare Atelier actually began out of a desire to fuse both art and jewelry into unique and versatile jewelry creations that are wonderful to wear and are also quite affordable.
This lovely studio's name is very significant to Sufen. According to Sufen "Ilmare" means "the sea" in Italian, which brings to mind the lovely shimmering hues of blue and green. "Atelier" means "workshop" in French. When put together, we have "Studio by the Sea, an absolutely lovely and intriging dream that Sufen is working towards. What a lovely name and what a lovely thought.
When you visit Ilmare you just have to be hugely impressed with the lovely colors of gemstones sparkling in each of Sufen's jewelry designs. Each of her creations not only sparkle beautifully but they shout out beautiful feminity.
Here are some of the fabulous creations:
Indeed, there are so many lovely colors and so many different gemstones used in these fabulously feminine creations. Each piece of jewelry is just like "eye candy"and are quite striking.
Sufen has a tremendous amount of pride in her work and the materials that she uses in her creations. She insists on using only very good quality gemstones and prefers to use goldfilled wires and findings. She uses goldfilled materials because she feels they are far ;more tarnish resistent than other metals.
It is evident that Sufen is definitely successful in fusing art and jewelry into unique and versatile jewerly creations. Kudos to you for your integrity and your art.
Btw, since Sufen has become a member of our guild she has proven to be most supportive of the other members. I see her promoting our featured members each week in the artfire forums and posting in our guild forums too. It's members like you, Sufen, that make being a member of this guild a pleasant experience. Thank you for all you are and do.
You are invited to come to studio "Ilmare" to see how successful Sufen is with fusing art and jewelry.