From early childhood I had fascination with glass, especially colored one. I used to take empty bottles, break them, and then tried to glue them in different forms, much to my mother’s despair 🙂 . I loved different colors and shapes of glass, and in our local church I adored to look at the stained glass windows, especially during the morning mass when the rays of sun would shine through them – those moments were like heaven for my eyes. During my first visit to Barcelona I had stained glass overload – beautiful colorful glass mosaics were everywhere, especially in works of Antoni Gaudi. Since then I blame Gaudi 🙂 for my love and obsession with everything colorful, naturalistic and eccentric – beautiful necklace featured in today’s post represents all of that !
All the pictures were taken in the yard of “Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments” in Split, Croatia
Printed assymmetrical dress bought at Kamena Duga, Croatia
Beautiful Tiffany Glass necklace by Darija Tiffany Art Glass
Louis Comfort Tiffany, father of Tiffany Glass technique and Tiffany jewelry store, was born in 1848 as the son of a prominent New York jeweler. He wanted to make his own mark in the world.
Louis Tiffany and one of his early works – Tiffany Glass necklace
In France, he met Emile Galle who was producing art glass. Tiffany was influenced by him, and by the whole Art Nouveau movement. From the start of his career in interior design, and later jewelry, he used glass extensively, with tiles, lamps, murals, and windows as an intrinsic part of the style. Windows and murals contained small pieces of glass, cut to shape and leaded, creating a dazzling, unified pattern.
He patented his first glass-lustering technique in 1881. Tiffany glass comes in all sorts of colors and can give the impression of having been formed by pure chance.
Tiffany pill case and Tiffany technique used in Church altar
Today, Tiffany’s technique is widely used in crafting beautiful pieces of jewelry and specially designed decorations, but it is also a huge inspiration in fashion and popular culture as synonym for beauty and sophistication.
Tiffany Glass jewelry
Tiffany Glass as an inspiration in fashion:
Jeremy Scott and Jean – Charles de Castelbajac
Chanel and Carven
Alexander McQueen and Jean Paul Gaultier
Charlotte Olympia shoes
Tiffany inspired dress and handbag at Romwe
Stunning Tiffany – inspired wedding cake
Thank you Miss Stela for the pictures 🙂 !
Blondie – Heart of Glass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGU_4-5RaxU