Helena Perez Lafaurie’s new work
January is a quiet time for goldsmiths.Â The Christmas rush is over and Valentineâ€™s Day seems a long way off.Â But donâ€™t let our quietness fool you.Â Like so many things in winter we are working quietly away in the dark and cold ready to spring forth with new growth.
One such goldsmith is Helena PĂ©rez Lafaurie. She has spent January working on new pieces for her eponymous jewellery line. Like many of us Helena canâ€™t keep her mind off of the warmth and sun of Spring and this can be seen in her new work called, of course, â€śSpring.â€ť
The line was inspired by the agate stones seen in both the necklace and bracelet, â€śThe agate looks like blossoms to me, I miss the spring so much, the flowers, the sunâ€¦,â€ťshe trails off, misty eyed.Â Between you and me, I think the line is inspired by her soon-to-be-born first grandson!
Helenaâ€™s second set of new pieces is called â€śCharms.â€ť As all of us at Jewel Envy can testify, Helena LOVES little things that shine and make noises.
When Helena is in the studio, her ever-present stacked silver bracelets are in constant movement and making sound much like this new necklace and bracelet will when wornâ€”they are sure to attract the attention of the new grandson!