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18th July 2017 / Wellbeing /

 

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Sophie Monet’s jewelry makes one dream of long walks on the beach, salty skin and blissful times with friends and family.

Lucky us! We got invited into her universe of exotic woods and precious stones and metals, for a jewelry making workshop in her studio at Villa Lena.

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Sophie Monet Okulick, is one of our visiting artists in residence for the month of July 2017. She lives and works in Venice, California where she started her jewelry line on a summer afternoon in 2009.Growing up surrounded by art – her father is a sculptor – Sophie has a precious and keen eye for the environment and sources inspiration from the places she travels and the people she meets.
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Her hands quickly turn pieces of wire into a loops which accompany beads such as pearls, marble and glass. Adding mahogany wood the abstract form miraculously turns into a pair of earrings you never want to take off again.Sophie makes the complexity of creating jewelry look so easy. Here she walks us through the first steps of her everyday process.SM_08
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With so many materials to use, we understand the endless possibilities jewelry has to offer. Oliver- Selim Boualam of the design studio Butternutten AG creates earpieces shaped like little temples and fellow artist Ima-Abasi Okon works on an elaborate keychain.
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Thank you Sophie for this inspiring peek into your marvelous world of wood and stones.Visit Sophie’s website http://www.sophiemonetjewelry.com and follow her on Instagram @sophiemonet

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