Wei silver and coral ring
Wei Sterling Silver and Coral Ring
Handmade ring with a 16×12 mm oval cabochon-shaped piece of coral. Sterling silver hoop.
The coral It is a small invertebrate living being. It lives at the bottom of warm seas and forms colonies of millions of individuals linked together by calcareous skeletons in a tree-shaped way. Its exterior is rough, but when polished, a smooth and shiny surface is obtained. Its color can range from pale pink to red. It comes from Japan and Sicily.
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 far from routine, the one that machines repeat over and over again. The time for crafts in Belén Bajo is also the time for durable materials, metals, stones, to which timeless, simple shapes are proposed, with a certain geometric flavor.
Belén Bajo jewelery seeks 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 culture of Al-Andalus 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.