Volume 2, Issue 5 May Issue 2012
Pamper your mother on Mother’s Day with a special treat from our fabulous collection of
jewellery. Mothers deserve pampering and a gift of jewellery is a fabulous way to express
the gratitude we have and love we share with that special someone. We’ve made gift
giving that much easier. Take a look at our suggestions on page 3. From funky to
contemporary elegance - we have all bases covered. Don’t forget our jewellery comes gift
boxed. If you can’t decide which piece would best suit your mum simply purchase a gift
Dan Cox has extended his menswear range. We talk to Dan in this month’s video series.
Inside this Issue Take a look at ‘Artists at Work’ as Dan shows us the castings he has used to form the
foundation of his ‘animal’ cut out cufflinks. He has also used cement fondue in a few of
We Love... 1 his designs including a men’s ring, and unisex bangle and cufflinks. Cement fondue, you
may ask? We explain its properties on page 2.
Cement Fondue? 2
You’ll notice we have quite a number of new additions to the site this month. We’ve been
busier than ever, ensuring you get the latest in artisan jewellery first here at eMVee. All
Mum’s the Word 3 the work you see on our pages is handcrafted. It amazes us every day the ingenuity used
by our artisans and the techniques they employ from frame making, wax casting,
sandblasting, oxidising, hand cutting and polishing to give each purchaser something
truly unique. The process is labour intensive and time consuming. We will in the coming
months provide our readers with more information about the processes used by our
jewellers and what inspires them.
Find It, Own It, Love It....
The Team at eMVee
For Her... For Him... For Gift...
Page 2 The Wire
Cement Fondue ? Dan Cox’s Menswear Range
Dan introduces his new menswear range to Charm pieces of animals have been used to
eMVee this month. He is unapologetic about create the templates for Dan’s dome shaped
its masculine aesthetic - sterling silver and cufflinks. These charms are soldered
cement fondue create a unique range of onto a sterling silver domed plate. They are
cufflinks, rings and bangles. then hand cut, with the silhouette of the
The process is labour intensive. A frame is animal remaining. The underside is then
made, the cement fondue poured and a oxidised to give a shot of subtle colour and
‘scratched’ finish is applied to give the pieces to give depth to the cufflinks. The cufflink is
a unique texture. Dan has had fun with this sandblasted, ‘scratched’ and polished to
range. give it a textured finish.
Cement Fondue’s composition is different to Featured are stag heads, rabbits, fish and
that of cement used in everyday birds.
construction. It has a higher aluminium Take a look at what Dan has to say about his
content, cures to full strength in 24 hours range in our video series ‘Artists at Work’.
without shrinkage or cracking and is heat Two other novel cufflinks featured, include
proof. Widely used by sculptors, cement sterling silver aeroplanes and a 1940’s
fondue is durable and lightweight. It is also radio - just for something a little different.
known as calcium aluminate cement. We are happy to showcase Dan’s
In addition to the cement fondue range we menswear line this month. The range is as
are happy to showcase Dan’s ‘animal’ series. unique and individual as you are.
A range of sterling silver hand cut cufflinks Make a bold statement.
Contemporary take centre stage. *****
Jewellery at your
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