Saturday, May 9, 2009
The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers
It's Huge!!!!!!!!!! Well done Andy Lim (the man behind this awesome publication) this was a mammoth job and it works beautifully!!!! The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers, is as you can see a two volume look at contemporary jewellers (1044) and their jewels from all over the world... and its spectacular. In fact i haven't made my way through it yet! I keep getting lost in thought, picking it up (which you have to limber up to do as it weighs 13.5 kilograms) and putting it down....it has so much to look at. I happily suffer from gold and silversmithing over load. So many clever individuals in the world!
(this is my page one....wooooooohooooooo!)
How this came about.........the short story. Andy wanted to make a book about jewellery. See i told you it was going to be concise, and contacted all the jewellers he knew and invited them to be involved in this book. He then asked them to nominate three other jewellers to be involved, then their nominations were to nominate two more jeweller each and then... they were to nominate one lucky last jeweller (short yes, but i feel have made it sound complicated). The jewellers that chose to accept this mission had to design two pages of whatever their hearts desired and then send it back to Andy to put together..............and then a year later this is what we received in the post!
A snippet of why we were nominated. The lovely Kathryn Wardill nominated me and I nominated the talented and spunky Coconut Lu. Sorry it is so small...(and fuzzy).