Nei necklace in silver, wood, crazy agate and shell
Nei necklace in sterling silver, wood, crazy agate and shell
Handmade sterling silver necklace, circular piece of crazy agate of 45 mm., and wooden ball. Shell beads thread. Necklace length 80 mm. Sterling silver closure.
The agate It is a microcrystalline quartz of the chalcedony family that comes from Brazil. It is volcanic in nature and owes its variety of colors to the multiple inclusions that were deposited during its formation and subsequent cooling. Its name comes from the Achates river, in Sicily, where it was found for the first time.
The name of the boat wood It comes from the wood of the balso, a tree that grows in the subtropical jungle of Colombia, Ecuador and Central America. It is known for being the lightest wood, being even lighter than cork.
The shell used in this necklace is the internal part of the exoskeleton that certain molluscs have.
Craft time is a time that takes us out of the urgency of everyday life. A time that obeys the materials with which he works, listening to them and accompanying them. It is therefore a gesture away from the routine gesture, the one that machines repeat over and over again. The craft time in Belén Bajo is also the time of durable materials, metals, stones to which timeless, simple forms with a certain geometric flavor are proposed.
Belén Bajo jewels seek maximum formal simplicity without giving up a playful touch. In part, its formal universe comes from the central European rationalist and functional culture, its Mediterranean roots and the survival of the plastic forms of the Al-Andalus culture in which a geometrized nature is presented by means of infinite patterns.
About Bethlehem Bajo
Belén Bajo trained at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid. There, from formal experimentation, the accumulation of references and manual work, he developed a way of understanding both plastic creation, a universe of chromatic and material abstractions, as well as the value of the roundness of objects as carriers of symbolic meanings.