Moroccan Bling launches today its summer sale with discounts on all stock on our etsy shop. Items on offer include pieces from the twareg inspired series, this summers leather necklaces and cuffs and earrings assembled from modified djelaba buttons and mixed metal work for the south of Morocco. Browse, click and wait for a essence of North Africa to land on your doormat.
Anne Graaf, art historian writes about Moroccan Bling. One Western artist neatly and nicely combines the best of Morocco and Europe in her vibrant work. She is jewellery maker Jess Stephens, her exuberant and gorgeous necklaces, bracelets and earrings are on her shop at etsy.com/shop/jessieculture
Lemon and Olive textile earrings
Moroccan Bling 2012
Jess’s exciting little gallery is choc-block filled with designer jewellery pieces that have both the whiff-on-the-wind of the wild Bedouin woman of the near Atlas hills and the complexity and colour sensibility of the a Camden art graduate. And if teapots can become chandeliers, jellaba buttons can be bracelets. There is a wonderful inventiveness and re-use of some traditional items of Moroccan garb. In the collaborative spirit of the Festival, the adornments bring together Orient and Occident, the world of here and the world of there. And like the sense of oneness and community elicited by some of the music, these delicious trinkets create a hunger for the coming together of cultures. They embody the exciting frisson that can occur when different world traditions rub together. This then, the coming together of cultures, is at the heart of this year’s sacred experience at the seventeenth festival of music in Fes.
To benefit a 15% discount use the etsy coupon code SUMMERSOUK2012 when purchasing. Sale continues until the end of August.