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  • Aurelie Dellasanta Magic amulets necklace
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    Aurelie Dellasanta Magic amulets necklace
    This necklace is made of various amulets collected in different parts of the world since many years. Some of the elements were in my jewellery boxes since my childhood, some were found in bric-à-bracs in India, Istanbul and many others places. I choose elements which relates to beliefs, as religions and supersitions. The chain is silver plated. Lenght: 61 cm. The amulets are made of different materials; silver, copper, metal, ceramic, wood, plastic, cristal. This piece is a celebration of the variety and richness of our world. It showshow humans connect themselves to the unknown of our universe.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta Chinese Purse
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    Aurelie Dellasanta Chinese Purse
    This accessory is made with a recycled purse's clasp in white metal. I added a rope on it so it is possible to wear it as a handbag. I sewed on the Chinese banknotes decorative ribbons which remind the luxury Chinese ornaments. Size: W12 × H7 × L4 cm. My work is about money and its value in our occidental society. I’m asking myself about the future of a world where the economy, the consumption’ society and the profit never stop to increase to the detriment of the essential nature of human being. A trip to India and Asia made me more sensitive to our society the self-satisfaction, comfort, and tasteless luxury which enters everywhere in our daily way of life. I use coins and notes to create jewels, purses, cuffs, which denounce the pretentious, arrogant and frivolous character of the fineries and other fashionable accessories worn by the mass of conventional people.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta Duck on the river, silver plated necklace
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    Aurelie Dellasanta Duck on the river, silver plated necklace
    This necklace is made from a vintage duck piece, set on a copper frame, and attached to a metal silver plated.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta Robot brooch
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    Aurelie Dellasanta Robot brooch
    This piece was inspired by the antique armour found in an archaeological grave discovery and a plastic warrior head taken from an actual toy. In this piece I like the contrast between the modernity of the automated toy and the ancient imagery of the antique armour The eyes light in red when you press on the top of the head. The head is removable in order to change the batteries. Each bone of the skeletons are hand-made in silver and are jointed with rings so they can move. This piece is made with a brooch pin, closed with a pin protector in silver.Size: W2,5 × H4,5 × L1 cm After several trips to India, I was really impressed by the omnipresence of death in this culture. This society accepts death like a natural process; it is perceived as part of humanity’s destiny, as a life’s cycle. Destruction, degradation is present everywhere and in every mind in daily life. During my contemplation of cremations, I realised that we are but small things on earth: only bones and ashes.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta The Bear rubber stamp brooch
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    Aurelie Dellasanta The Bear rubber stamp brooch
    This piece was inspired from a whole collection of antique rubber stamps that I found in a flea market. I loved how the rubbers got stained during such a long time. I set the stamps in silver and chose an appropriate decorative frame to create a narrative scene. Here the metal frame is decorated with pastes and was found in a flea market. The brooch system is in silver. Size: W5 × H5 × L1 cm. All jewellery arrive boxed and ready for gifting! I mainly like to work with recycled materials which inspire me. My process of creation comes from chaos and coincidences. The caracteristic of these found objects lead me into some kind of intuitive game, where I come to discover links and combinations. Through transformation I give them a new meaning, catching up with the magical world of the imperceptible, beauty and ugliness. In this world, all the preestablished rules of our super conditioned society disappear, and others show up, those of chaos and freedom.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta Religion Purse-brooch
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    Aurelie Dellasanta Religion Purse-brooch
    This piece is made with a vintage brass purse's clasp where I have attached various religious pendants collected in different parts of the world. It is not really functional as a purse. It questions materialism and spirituality. A brooch system attached behind the clasp allows you to wear it on the clothes. Size: W7 × H6 × L1 cm. My work is about money and its value in our occidental society. I’m asking myself about the future of a world where the economy, the consumption’ society and the profit never stop to increase to the detriment of the essential nature of human being. A trip to India and Asia made me more sensitive to our society the self-satisfaction, comfort, and tasteless luxury which enters everywhere in our daily way of life. I use coins and notes to create jewels, purses, cuffs, which denounce the pretentious, arrogant and frivolous character of the fineries and other fashionable accessories worn by the mass of conventional people.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta The Orgy necklace
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    Aurelie Dellasanta The Orgy necklace
    This necklace is a humoristic narration of an orgy. I used a vintage ribbon decorated with black beads that I sewed on velvet and attached a plastic pig ready to be 'eaten' to it. The saw is made in silver. The ribbon, the little beads sewed on the antic embroidery were also found in flea markets. The clasp is in oxidised silver. Size: W35 × H4 × L3 cm. I mainly like to work with recycled materials which inspire me. My process of creation comes from chaos and coincidences. The caracteristic of these found objects lead me into some kind of intuitive game, where I come to discover links and combinations. Through transformation I give them a new meaning, catching up with the magical world of the imperceptible, beauty and ugliness. In this world, all the preestablished rules of our super conditioned society disappear, and others show up, those of chaos and freedom.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta Mouth purse
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    Aurelie Dellasanta Mouth purse
    This purse called 'Mouth' refers to people's greediness for money. I created red lips in velvet and attached to it a brass coat of mail found on an old purse. The mouth can be opened or closed with the zip fastener. A long brass chain partially oxidised in black allow to wears the purse as a hand bag or can be removed. Size: W6,5 ×H 7 × L3,5 cm. My work is about money and its value in our occidental society. I’m asking myself about the future of a world where the economy, the consumption’ society and the profit never stop to increase to the detriment of the essential nature of human being. A trip to India and Asia made me more sensitive to our society the self-satisfaction, comfort, and tasteless luxury which enters everywhere in our daily way of life. I use coins and notes to create jewels, purses, cuffs, which denounce the pretentious, arrogant and frivolous character of the fineries and other fashionable accessories worn by the mass of conventional people.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta The last flight brooch
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    Aurelie Dellasanta The last flight brooch
    In an embroidery shop in India I found plenty of these antique Air force army emblems. I decided to transform them into the shape of a skull with wings by adding eyes made of two garnets in the middle of the parachute. The emblem's setting and the brooch system are in silver. Size: W5,5 × H2 x L1 cm. During my stay in India in 2008, I worked with indian embroiders. In India, handmade embroidery is currently used to realise badges and emblems. First, I recycled old embroideries that I found in the workshop. Then I designed new patterns. My desire is to use this ancient handmade work, which has almost disappeared in the West and was replaced by factories, in order to give it a new value and update it.Most of the time, I chose images which denounce the madness of our modern society, but was also inspired by symbols of India.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta Jungle brooch
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    Aurelie Dellasanta Jungle brooch
    This jewel is a contemplation of the beauty of nature. It is made with a Sri-Lankan banknote and an oxidised brass frame collected in a flea market. The eyes of the bird are copper enamelled and are used in India to ornate divinities realised in wax. I always buy these eyes in the market of Varanasi, the holiest city of this huge country. Size: W5,5 × H7 × L1 cm. My work is about money and its value in our occidental society. I’m asking myself about the future of a world where the economy, the consumption’ society and the profit never stop to increase to the detriment of the essential nature of human being. A trip to India and Asia made me more sensitive to our society the self-satisfaction, comfort, and tasteless luxury which enters everywhere in our daily way of life. I use coins and notes to create jewels, purses, cuffs, which denounce the pretentious, arrogant and frivolous character of the fineries and other fashionable accessories worn by the mass of conventional people.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta The Super Hero brooch
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    Aurelie Dellasanta The Super Hero brooch
    This brooch refers to characters with super powers invented in popular science-fiction. The fact that this Super Hero is made of bones questions on the ephemeral and illusory aspect of life and beliefs about our timelessness. Each bone of the skeleton and the skull are hand-made in silver and are jointed with rings so they can move. The outfits are made of an aluminium black enamelled armour. The mask is in black painted silver. This piece is made with a brooch pin, closed with a pin protector in silver. Size: 8,5 × 4 × 1 cm. After several trips to India, I was really impressed by the omnipresence of death in this culture. This society accepts death like a natural process; it is perceived as part of humanity’s destiny, as a life’s cycle. Destruction, degradation is present everywhere and in every mind in daily life. During my contemplation of cremations, I realised that we are but small things on earth: only bones and ashes.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta The Monkey pendant
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    Aurelie Dellasanta The Monkey pendant
    This necklace was cast in silver from a plastic toy. I attached the monkey's hips to a silver chain where semi-precious stones hang and look like leaves or banana shapes. The thick silver chain suggests creepers in the jungle. His eyes are made with paste. Size: W1 × 2,5 × 1 cm. Size chain: 60 cmI. All jewellery arrive boxed and ready for gifting! I mainly like to work with recycled materials which inspire me. My process of creation comes from chaos and coincidences. The caracteristic of these found objects lead me into some kind of intuitive game, where I come to discover links and combinations. Through transformation I give them a new meaning, catching up with the magical world of the imperceptible, beauty and ugliness. In this world, all the preestablished rules of our super conditioned society disappear, and others show up, those of chaos and freedom.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta Magic amulets bangle
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    Aurelie Dellasanta Magic amulets bangle
    This bangle is made of various amulets collected in different parts of the world. Some of the elements were in my jewellery boxes since my childhood, some were found in bric-à-bracs in different places. I question the sacred and the profan. By mixing elements which relates to beliefs, and others which apparently don't.The chain is in silver. Lenght: 17 cmThe amulets are made of different materials; silver, metal, plastic and cristal:This piece is a celebration of the variety and richness of our world. It showshow humans connect themselves to the unknown of our universe.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta Orang-utan brooch
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    Aurelie Dellasanta Orang-utan brooch
    With this piece I wanted to show how human beings dominate and destroy nature for money. This piece is made with an Indonesian banknote collected in a flea market. The oxidised brass frame is a found element to which I added bars to create a cage in which the Orang-utan is trapped. Size: W4,5 × H4,5 × L1 cm. My work is about money and its value in our occidental society. I’m asking myself about the future of a world where the economy, the consumption’ society and the profit never stop to increase to the detriment of the essential nature of human being. A trip to India and Asia made me more sensitive to our society the self-satisfaction, comfort, and tasteless luxury which enters everywhere in our daily way of life. I use coins and notes to create jewels, purses, cuffs, which denounce the pretentious, arrogant and frivolous character of the fineries and other fashionable accessories worn by the mass of conventional people.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta Death only will drive us apart ring
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    Aurelie Dellasanta Death only will drive us apart ring
    This ring is a reinterpretation of the engagement ring. I have connected parts of a skeleton around a gold ring purchased in a flea market. The presence of the skeleton shows the fragility of life and contrast with the illusory permanence of the ring. The skeleton is made of a metallic structure that I covered with small pieces of recycled news-paper and is protected with transparent resin. Only the ribs and one part of the legs are firmly attached to the ring. The arm moves freely. The stone is a zirconium and the setting is white gold. The ring is 24 carat gold. The UK size is K 1/2 (16 mm inside diameter) After several trips to India, I was really impressed by the omnipresence of death in this culture. This society accepts death like a natural process; it is perceived as part of humanity’s destiny, as a life’s cycle. Destruction, degradation is present everywhere and in every mind in daily life. During my contemplation of cremations, I realised that we are but small things on earth: only bones and ashes.
  • Aurelie Dellasanta The Bird in water rubber stamp brooch
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    Aurelie Dellasanta The Bird in water rubber stamp brooch
    This piece was inspired by a whole collection of antique rubber stamps that I found in a flea market. I loved how the rubbers got stained during such a long time. I set it in brass and choose an appropriate decorative frame to create a narrative scene. Here the brass frame is decorated with metal pastes and was found in a flea market. The brooch system is in brass too. Size: 4,5 × 3 × 1 cm. I mainly like to work with recycled materials which inspire me. My process of creation comes from chaos and coincidences. The caracteristic of these found objects lead me into some kind of intuitive game, where I come to discover links and combinations. Through transformation I give them a new meaning, catching up with the magical world of the imperceptible, beauty and ugliness. In this world, all the preestablished rules of our super conditioned society disappear, and others show up, those of chaos and freedom.
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