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Designer Spotlight: Michelline Syjuco, Summer 2010

The avant-garde jewelry designer presents her latest summer collection.
Designer Spotlight: Michelline Syjuco, Summer 2010 The avant-garde jewelry designer presents her latest summer collection.

Michelline Syjuco's jewelry definitely leaves a striking impression upon those who see it. Brazen and peculiar, her wearable sculptures startle the eye because of their unusual shapes and amalgam of materials and textures that, taken individually, one hesitates to believe would create such fascinating jewelry. Tin cans, exploded bullet shells, cultivated rust—somehow, through artisanal creativity and a lot of blacksmithing and elbow grease, Michelline turns them into wearable works of art that provoke intrigue.

Though they provide quite the outrageous visual treat, Michelline's jewelry still leave a lot to the viewer's imagination. What is it made of? How was it made? These questions eventually lead to ones that directly concern the mysterious artist. Who is she? What is her inspiration? What propels her to create art like this?

In the pieces themselves we get the answers, since they are artisanal symbols that reveal clues about the artist's identity. She is unusual, she is provocative. She doesn't care about conformity, she dares to express herself. And those who wear her find an affinity in these qualities. After all, only someone who wants to make a statement by wearing not-so-silent jewelry will dare wear this artist's pieces.

To those women, we present Michelline Syjuco and her latest summer jewelry. Go on to the photo gallery to see the one-of-a-kind pieces.

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