The soft golden fabrics by Carolina Bucci, flexible jewels made with the ancient Florentine handicraft tradition ♦ ︎
There is a Penelope in the jewelry store. And she is Italian. We have already talked about Carolina Bucci other times, but today we want to emphasize an aspect of her jewelery production: gold fabrics. With a scarf-necklace in gold of different colors Carolina Bucci has won one of the Couture Awards 2018. And so the award has also put the spotlight on the production of gold threads of the designer, who is based in London, but comes from a family of jewelers of Florence. And the Florentine technique of working on warp and weft is at the base of the work of Tuscan artisans who make fabrics, not only with 18-karat gold, but also with silk. A mix that it allows to make bracelets, necklaces, but also earrings of different consistency and always soft.
The jewels are therefore yellow, white, pink, black or brown and can often be worn in different ways: wrapped around the wrist or neck. In some cases the mesh can be ordered in the desired length and width. Everything is made by hand, with a result that seems to have emerged from the fifteenth-century paintings in flowery Gothic style, where gold was added to the brilliant colors of the painter. Giulia Netrese