Stone Chart OBJET d'ART - we create jewelry with traditional artistic and craft techniques.
Our work is a fusion of colors, materials, forms, textures and images. We specialize in creating original miniature paintings on various substrates (wood, stone, mother-of-pearl, etc.) and original compositions from traditional Czech crystals, gemstones, semi-precious stones and minerals. We have prepared this Stone Chart OBJET d’ART to help you oriented within the theme of our focal stones. In the end you will find also Zodiac Birthstones Chart and examples of our bracelets.
Vary of Our Collections, sometimes they percolate and complete each other. We encourage you to explore gallery, which we constantly expand with new designs. Some of them are unique one of a kind pieces. So you should be aware we can not repeat some of them.
Most of our Ducal Bracelets with natural focal stones is made with surgical closure or during ordering you can choose adjustable model with a sliding clasp.
Also some of our custom made bracelets have option of selecting focal stones. More about groups B to F is below. However there is also Group A, which always refers to glass beads & artificial pearls. We encourage you to choose your colors. You can also send us a photo of a dress, blouse or blezer, that should be a pair with the bracelet, which would you like to order. Check direct
Gemstones & semi-precious stones
We create beaded jewelry also with gemstones and minerals. Sometimes in the offers, you can choose the type of stone e.g. very classic design of the Ducal Bracelet or Royal Bracelet. If you are looking for the right gemstone, you can follow this stone guide:
B – Obsidian (black, gold), Jasper Autumn (blue – brown), Green Onyx
The people are tired by the overwhelming trash & mass-produced items. Thousands of items made in minutes by machines, artworks from hypermarket and other ‘beautiful’ items generate dullness. Weariness and monotony are becoming more and more frequent companions of our everyday life is confronted with 16 seasons in fashion trends yearly. It’s sed, but this is the fact. It’s brainwashing.
Dullness, weariness and monotony make us tired, sleepy and apathetic more and more often. Of course, this may be related to the fact that we are suffering from some disease. Often, however, it is because of how we live. Our lifestyle and the environment in where we mostly spend our time have a significant impact on us and our well-being. It’s so easy to check interior decoration section of your favorite store and pick some artworks from hypermarket
However many of us don’t realize this and don’t understand this process. Even more, can’t even name it. Why should I, would you ask. Believe me, you should. It’s easy to follow process, which will let you improve your every future day. Be happy, love art and find something, that resonates with your soul.
Grab some cup of your favorite tea or coffee and let’s start.I will help you to achieve this 🙂
Your closest space factor
The space, where we spend the most time, has the strongest impact on us. The colors we surround ourselves with, the organization of space and its arrangement have a direct impact on our well-being.
Remember that if you are looking for a rest, it is best to choose soft, pastel colors. If you need a stimulus to act, sometimes one wall or a recess, painted in a more intense color, will do the job. You can also hang a large, interesting painting or poster on the wall. The cluttered interior will be mentally overwhelming. Unorganized space will increase your disorganization and chaos. However, you can fight it.
I especially recommend you the boho style, because it is flexible and multi-threaded, you can weave other styles into it and play with it. People looking for more value in their lives will gladly reach for the bohemian style. Its leitmotif is looking inside yourself, looking for connections with nature and ancient folk cultures that lived in harmony with nature. Get creative, get inspired all over the world. Check also the urban trends of the urban boho style – this style is very life-friendly, it is gaining more and more followers, especially among people living in big cities.
The process of mass-produced items isn’t new. It’s know from years. Starting from following recipes for cooking, baking and preparing medicaments or other useful mixtures at first by hands, then by machines it’s acceptable. However when it comes to house warming decorations and artworks, it starts to be illogical. However, do you ever wonder about alternatives that will be associated with some emotional charge, message or impulse to act? Such things unfortunately have to be looked for elsewhere.
Artworks from hypermarket or crafted decorations only pretend to be valuable. Some of this items can be nice, but most of them is just an aesthetic crap. Picture printed on the polyester canvas in thousands of copies cannot be called artwork anymore. It’s just a picture, nothing more. But large sale companies and hypermarkets tell customers, that this things have value. It’s brainwashing, they have very low value.
Please remember! The original art pieces are fantastic gift idea for people, who love art. Mass-produced items, which pretend to be art, are only a crap.
Where to look for valuable pieces?
You may look at artist’s online stores or art fairs in your neighborhood. Together with my partner we help some friends to reach out a bigger audience via our little gallery. We present there original decorations, painted by the few polish artists and also me myself. We offer original watercolors, acrylic and oil paintings. Made out of high-quality materials and varnished. They travel without frames or passe-partouts so you can decide on your own, how would you like to arrange them. You just pick pure art, and we ship it for you as soon as possible.
Objet d’Art Gallery is a small collection of artworks, made only by people personally with us related. We are a bit like a family, however without any blood relation. Our bond is a passion for art and creativity. We also admire Silesian region of Southern Poland, which is often strong inspiration for our creative processes. Pieces created with passion by the true artists, is a nice alternative to artworks from hypermarket.
You can also consider custom order, if you need something specific and even more unique. If you wish to order this from us, please send us a brief at: email@example.com
Do not overload your space. Too many colors, accents, materials and motives isn’t decorative, even if the singular pieces are precious. Less is more.
Try to look for connections, combine similar materials. Paintings, photos or graphics join together by picking similar frames for them. If they are in different sizes, try to group them – few smaller together and the larger more separated.
Work with layers, add dimension to the pieces, if it’s needed. Even drawing made by your child, which usually hangs on your fridge, will gain value if you would frame it and hang on the wall.
Everything depends of this, what you like and what makes you feel comfortable. Do not try to follow trends, if you don’t really like them. Be yourself and personalize your space, it should reflect you, accomplish personality.
If you are looking for some tips about arranging space, search for it on Pinterest. There is planty great photos, and some of them may help you to make good decisions. You can ask for help a professional interior designer. However you should check portfolios of few designers, and then pick one, who’s style is closest to your preferences. You can meet at first and try to speak with this person, if you would be able to find common language and establish cooperation. However, don’t be discouraged if your first choice turns out to be wrong. Try again, maybe you need some training and the second or third time it will be easier for you to talk and look for a level of mutual understanding.
Look for better solutions to artworks from hypermarket. To remember:
Sold by the discounts and hypermarkets mass-produced items are cheap trash. Which is not that cheap at all!
Buy decorations from artists or crafters, online or in your neighborhood.
Try to make something interesting by yourself.
Take classes, learn some skills, and then make something cool. It can be painting, decoration from paper, framed crochet design, piece of interesting wood etc.
Consider framing paintings made by your children.
Don’t forget to check our gallery. Maybe you will find there something interesting for yourself or fantastic gift for someone close to you.
Thank you for reading this post. As always there is much more to say, then I already told. I hope that it brought value to your day.
We don’t like trash, we learn how to avoid unnecessary things and mass-produced cheap items are trash. If you spend a little more money on something, you will respect it more. This thing will make you more proud and happy, that you have it. It doesn’t matter if this is a pair of jeans, painting or a car. You will enjoy it more than just anything.
If I got you interested, please share this article with your friends and acquaintances. Perhaps some of them will find this knowledge useful. You may also consider checking my creations online by clicking the link below.
It means a lot to me if you choose to purchase my artisan jewelry or paintings. Thanks to this, I can create the next nice things, write and share my knowledge.
Do you have your thoughts on this topic? Write a comment below or just send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org I will discuss the solutions with my friends and let you know as soon as possible. More my posts on the blog and instagram. I post also on Pinterest. Meanwhile, have fun just checking our gallery of self-thaught artistic friends! Kas.
Bracelet for EveryONE. Why an ornament on the wrist is a unique element of personal jewelry? It has been accompanying civilization for centuries, it is known in practically all cultures. The bracelet has always been important: thanks to it, members of the social group or guild, wealth or preferences were recognized. Wearing bracelets to this day also has a religious meaning or is otherwise associated with beliefs.
It’s Kate here. You can associate me with an instagram, and if not, I will tell you: I am responsible for most of the things that appear under the brand OBJET d’ART. Today I will tell you a little about bracelets. I invite you to read and comment!
Shortly about bracelet
We currently say bracelet, but the origin of the term is from the Greek ‘brachile’ meaning ‘of the arm’, via the Old French ‘bracel’. A bracelet is also a small brace or bracer (an arm-guard used by archers).
A bracelet today is above all a decoration. However, it still remained a carrier of information and often has a message. I grouped this issue according to my own observations. I will not mention other people’s texts here, I am willing to refer you to wikipedia and other studies. If you think I have committed some serious negligence, I will consider your arguments.
Types of bracelets
Simple red bracelet
A common ornament is simple red bracelet on the wrist, tied with a single thread of a mouline or a thong. Its task is to drive away evil powers, but it is also used by the followers of Kabbalah. Seen on the wrists, children are supposed to ward off bad powers and counteract charms.
Simple silicon strap
Bracelet in the form of simple silicon strap it can be a symbol of fighting disease, as in the case of Lance Armstrong, who in 1996 popularized the fashion on the yellow bar. Currently, colors are identified with the type of initiative supported. Bracelets are also a carrier of information through the possibility of their stamping or printing. They can also be an advertising gadget, a symbol of memory (about an event or a person) or even an admission ticket to a closed party.
Meaning of colors of silicon straps
Black Counteracting gangs, Fighting with melanoma, mourning Grey Fighting with Diabetes, allergies and Asthma Silver Fighting with child’s Diabetes White Supporting adoption, peace in the world, the right to life, a symbol of hope, the fight against hunger Dark blue Counteract maltreatment of children, fight against Arthritis, fight for water quality, fight for freedom of speech, support for music, support for the fight against musical piracy Light blue Fighting prostate cancer, developing electoral awareness, promoting health among men Dark green Fighting with Manic Depression, promoting bone marrow donation, fighting with Leukemia, supporting actions for mental health, popularizing tissue transplantation Light green Fight against depression, childhood depression, environmental protection, fight against kidney cancer Green prevention of eye injuries, fight with glaucoma, fight with chronic bone and joint pain, support the search for missing children, popularize Safety and Health at Work, fight for workers’ rights
Lime Green – Fight against lymphoma, muscular dystrophy, popularization of organ donation and transplantation, promotion of safe driving, fight against road pirates Violet Fight against domestic violence and Hodgkin’s disease Purple (Burgundy) Fight against cystic fibrosis Light purple Fight against homelessness, fight for animal rights and against abuse Vivid pink Fighting with breast cancer Pink Fighting with Cancer, Breast cancer, protecting conceived life, supporting the idea of “Giving birth humanly”, supporting family births Red Fight against heart disease and AIDS Orange Life without smoking addiction, supporting people who quit smoking Yellow Supporting the fight against Cancer, support for the army, support for military activities Turquoise Fight against ovarian cancer Orchid (Light Violet) Testicular Cancer Brown Fight against duodenal carcinoma, support anti-smoking activities, fight against diseases caused by smoking
Friendship bracelets are considered a type of cheap jewelry, although in recent years the trend has changed. However, for a moment. Friendship bracelets are made of mulina. The decorations come from Central America. In the 70s, taken over by the hippie movement, they were popularized around the world.
For years, they have been popular among young people of both sexes and are given as a sign of friendship, as the name suggests. They are also worn by the heirs of the hippie movement, fans of the Rainbow Family movement and are popular among surfers.
As women’s jewelry, they are popular in boho stylizations. Friendship bracelets, with precisely designed colors and motifs, are often part of the composition of layered bracelets. Such combinations can also be found in exclusive and expensive fashion stylizations.
Bangles come from India, where they are called kangan. Women wear a few or a dozen of them at the same time, which causes a characteristic, slightly clattering sound around them. Bracelets in the form of hoops can be made of cheap materials, but also from expensive metals and studded with jewels.
Chain bracelets, worn as an independent element or decorated with accessories or charms. They were worn in ancient Egypt and enjoyed popularity among all social groups. In ancient times, the followers of the deity Ball founded chains of prostitutes to be able to identify them. Married women wore bells on their chains, which informed everyone when they were coming.
Currently, chain bracelets are worn with rods that have their symbolism. The chain worn on the ankle of the leg by a woman in a relationship is a symbol of the so-called Hotwife – a woman accepting intimate relationships with other men, all with the consent of the partner she loves. In this case, charms are also used, which have the appropriate meaning.
Materials, what bracelets are made of
Bracelets are made of various materials. From classic, from various types of metals, through the skin, strings and threads, glass, plastic, fabrics or paper. They are decorated with elements made of these materials as well as precious stones, jewels, pearls, corals and hangers made of plastic, wood, glass, metal, polymer masses, ceramics and resin.
The chosen material imposes somehow the method of making the bracelet. For example, metal bracelets can be hand-formed by skilled blacksmiths or jewelers, but they can also be the result of mass casting at the factory.
Wooden bracelets can be made by machine or created thanks to precision manual processing. Woven bracelets with simple weaves can be braided on a massive scale by the machine. However, complicated weaves made only from threads or with additions of beads, stones or other spacers is a precise work done by hand.
Does age and gender matter, when choosing a bracelet?
Yes, they have. A bracelet is an addition that largely determines the person wearing it. Another bracelet will be created by a child and another adult, another woman and another man. It’s not just about the size of the bracelet. The weight of the decorations and the material from which the bracelet was made is also significant.
A bracelet for everyone is a classic element, its choice is a very individual matter. We can be guided by aesthetics, stylistics or the meaning of future decorations. Remember, however, that our choice will have a meaning and influence how we will be perceived by the people around us. If we’re going to a club for motorcyclists, we can give up a few hours of black silicone band worn for some time on the wrist.
Wearing a chain above the ankle on a barbecue afternoon among friends may be understood and will result in embarrassing situations. So it’s worth knowing!
As you probably noticed, I tried not to go into details too much and not to unduly develop particular issues. I focused on the general presentation of the topic of the bracelet and the collection of information that I have from various sources. Sometimes I am not even able to point them out. Some of them I have deliberately omitted, because in my view they are more digressions in the context of the subject being discussed.
For good bye
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