Mar 12, 2009


Paper/ Metal

Finally the day of the exhibition has arrived!
I have been invited to participate to this show at the Aaron Faber gallery in New York.
These are my 12 pieces:

The show explores the relationship between two studio jewelry materials - metal and paper - and the techniques artists share in manipulating these materials to create contemporary jewelry.

There are 95 works in the exhibition, created by 23 studio jewelry artists, most from Europe and the United Kingdom, as well as Israel, the United States and Canada.

The exhibition continues through April 19, and is a highlight of the SOFA NYC 2009 exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory, this year taking place April 16 through April 19.


Mar 10, 2009


About three years ago I design the logo for Frucci Design.
The idea came combining some of the things I like:
Drawing, Multifunctionality, Photoshop/Illustrator, Matisse, My Hair Style (here I must spend few more words, I have had the same hair style since a was a little girl, surely I did change it especially during my 20s, I once was suicide blond, but I always go back to my black bob).
One day I started drawing a very simply self-portrait and I decided to do it using Illustrator (this is my way to learn new tricks with this kind of software), and I don’t even know why I started fitting letters into what it was suppose to be my hair…and all of the sudden they really made sense and FRUCCI DESIGN’s logo was born. And to this day, I find very interesting to see people reactions to it, some only sees the name placed in a funky way other only the shape of the bob but no letters.

During these three years Frucci Design has grown and I now feel it’s time for me to start using a maker’s mark on my metal work and most importantly my real name initials FV. The other day I found myself once again opening a new Illustrator file. After few sketches I decided to adapt the old logo (which is not really suitable for a tiny mark) to my name initial.

Now I have to decide and I need your help! Which of these six options do you prefer?

To cast your vote please write your favorite design number in the comment section. Keep in mind that the final design will be made in to a tiny stamp probably 1/16" x 1/16" (1.5mm x 1.5mm).

Mar 7, 2009

Sarurday morning bench mess

I really enjoy keeping track of my creative process, so here it is my Saturday morning working table snap shot

At the moment I'm working on several projects.
I have just finished four new Petali Bracelets.
And I have also cured almost 150 paper elements, some will be used to make more Rosarios and other are going to be in a very new necklace.

I generally like to work at one project at the time, but lately i started feeling time is flying so fast that i have to do more things at once, which doesn't necessary means I'm producing more, but I feel more productive!