Sunday, 29 July 2018

Indie creations: Julie Nicaisse Jewellery, jewels with galactic powers and green souls

Julie Nicaisse - with her powerful jewelry - recalls the myth of Ephestus, the god hurled down from the Olympus who, under the ground, works the metals with brutal force and mastery, fire and flames. 
But Julie’s art isn’t heartless: the shapes of her earrings and necklaces can be sharp as flints, cold like meteors crashed on earth, but her love for Mother Nature has no equal and gentles her pieces.

Julie Nicaisse Jewellery

Julie Nicaisse’s work is inspired by Nature and Cosmo, her creations are completely sustainable and ethically sourced with a preference for fair-trade gold and stones, recycled and refused precious metals.
More lust but less waste is possible and green for Julie Nicaisse: her production is as kind as possible with the planet, as she tries to cut all the unwanted chemicals from the jewelry production. 

How she came up with her cosmic accessories is a story of dedication and it's about a jump facing the unknown. She is going to unveil something about her life and her work…

Julie Nicaisse Jewellery recycled metal jewellery

How and when was your shop born?
I have been making jewellery since 2006, but last year I decided to make the big jump, I quit my day job and went full time into making my own jewellery. 
I have been working in the shade on my brand for the last 10 years.

Could you tell us something about your background? Where are you from?
I am originally from Belgium where I studied Fine Arts before moving to the U.K in 2000. In London, I learned the Art of jewellery making through studies, research and practice. I acquired my high level of craftsmanship in working for numerous renowned jewellers before launching my own brand.

When have you met your passion for creations?
Since a very young age, I have always had a passion for creation, coming from an artist family. But I discover my passion for jewellery making when I signed up for my first ever jewellery class, I knew right away that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life!

What's your goal?
I would love to design jewellery for movies.

Julie Nicaisse Jewellery
Julie Nicaisse Jewellery: the making of green jewellery.
 Fusing old jewels for a custom order
Julie Nicaisse Jewellery
Julie Nicaisse Jewellery: sneak peek on Facebook. The choice for the perfect finish...

How do you imagine your typical customer?
My typical customer is a strong and confident woman, she loves art & culture and has her own unique sense of style.
She is very elegant and likes to look different from everybody else. She loves dressing up to go out and look beautiful.

What inspires you the most?
Nature! Nature and Nature. I love translating the unusual shapes I find in nature into wearable treasures.

Do you have an inspiring place, where do you create or sketch the product?
Everything is made in my south London studio in Stockwell, but I get my inspiration from different places, I usually carry a sketchbook with me everywhere I go.
It often begins with a rough sketch but I am more of a 3D person and the piece is really coming to life as I am working. I will use a different approach depending on how I want the final piece to look like. Sometimes I carve a wax model of the piece then cast it into metal and other times I go straight into working the metal itself.

Do you have a project for the near future?
I have many projects for the near future, but for now, I will keep them secret ;-)

Julie Nicaisse Jewellery recycled metal jewellery
Julie Nicaisse Jewellery

She left us with a halo of mystery that makes her future creations a magnetic attraction but something is sure...
From her small corner studio, Julie’s works have travelled the net and impress on Facebook and Instagram where our curious eyes can have a peek into her intimate practice.
The incandescent warmth of Mother Earth and the deadly cold of the Milky Way are frozen in time in smooth and sleek jewels carefully created by Julie Nicaisse.
With such a great attention to the environment and an almost total green approach to the metal artistry, it’s really hard not to fall in love with her pieces and feel the connection with powerful forces.

Valentina Chirico aka Valens

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