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Demi Thomloudis - "Framed In Pink" (2012). Brooch. Cement, sterling silver, pigment, aluminum

Demi Thomloudis – “Framed In Pink” (2012). Brooch. Cement, sterling silver, pigment, aluminum

My latest obsession is called ‘cement’. You would think that cement is the same as concrete only it isn’t. Concrete is a composite construction material composed primarily of aggregate, cement, and water. If I understand this correctly, you can have a concrete wall but not a cement wall, which is funny because in Greek we use ‘cement’ in both cases, e.g. “There is cement in this wall” or “This is a cement wall”…  So, jewellery pieces do not have concrete but cement in them? Or if you make proper concrete and use it, you can call it ‘concrete jewellery’ and not ‘cement jewellery’? Or not? Somebody, help? Anybody?

Anyway, I’ve been doing some research on the material and I love what Demitra Thomloudis and Caroline Holt have done with it.

Demi Thomloudis - "Space on String #1" (2012). Necklace. Cement, steel, sterling silver, fiber, wood, resin, powdercoat.

Demi Thomloudis – “Space on String #1” (2012). Necklace. Cement, steel, sterling silver, fiber, wood, resin, powdercoat.

Demi Thomloudis - "Spaces Framed" (2012). Brooch. Cement, sterling silver, wood, fiber, resin, pigment.

Demi Thomloudis – “Spaces Framed” (2012). Brooch. Cement, sterling silver, wood, fiber, resin, pigment.

Demi Thomloudis - "Framed In Pink" (2012). Brooch. Cement, sterling silver, pigment, aluminum

Demi Thomloudis – “Framed In Pink” (2012). Brooch. Cement, sterling silver, pigment, aluminum

Demi Thomloudis - "Space # 2" (2012). Brooch. Cement, sterling silver, copper, steel, pigment, resin

Demi Thomloudis – “Space # 2” (2012). Brooch. Cement, sterling silver, copper, steel, pigment, resin

Demi Thomloudis - "Space on String # 2" (2012). Necklace. Cement, fiber, wood, steel, resin, pigment

Demi Thomloudis – “Space on String # 2” (2012). Necklace. Cement, fiber, wood, steel, resin, pigment

Demi Thomloudis - Untitled (2012). Brooch. Cement, powdercoat, steel, wood, sterling silver, resin

Demi Thomloudis – Untitled (2012). Brooch. Cement, powdercoat, steel, wood, sterling silver, resin

Demi Thomloudis - Untitled (2012). Brooch. Cement, powdercoat, steel, wood, sterling silver, resin

Demi Thomloudis – Untitled (2012). Brooch. Cement, powdercoat, steel, wood, sterling silver, resin

Demi is “inspired by the fragmentary and responsive aesthetic of informal architectural construction, temporary spaces and bricolage“.

Caroline Holt - "Traces 1" (2010). Pendant. Concrete & horsehair

Caroline Holt – “Traces 1” (2010). Pendant. Concrete & horsehair

Caroline Holt - "Traces 2" (2010). Pendant. Concrete, horsehair & organza print

Caroline Holt – “Traces 2” (2010). Pendant. Concrete, horsehair & organza print

Caroline Holt - "Traces 3" (2010). Pendant. Concrete & horsehair

Caroline Holt – “Traces 3” (2010). Pendant. Concrete & horsehair

Caroline Holt - "Pebbles" (2010). Brooches. Concrete & dyed horsehair

Caroline Holt – “Pebbles” (2010). Brooches. Concrete & dyed horsehair

Caroline Holt - "Arch" (2010). Brooch. Concrete & dyed horsehair

Caroline Holt – “Arch” (2010). Brooch. Concrete & dyed horsehair

Caroline says: “I am fascinated by how a material, such as concrete normally associated with huge structures, can be so tactile and sensitive at the same time. This inspired me to create a series of brooches referencing classical jewellery shapes using an unlikely material such as concrete.

If you’d like to see more pictures like this, don’t forget to follow my ‘Cement‘ album on Pinterest.

Thank you for reading 🙂

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