Below is some information about how Julia Reytan creates these lovely pieces and why.
The fixation of pieces of jewellery and other
objects of peronal value I have collected by
way of the rather unconventional technique of
silicone casting, is a snap-shot of my time and
the culture I am part of, the culture of an often
unreflected consumers’ society, in which objects
become easily disposable.
With jewellery not the material but the ideal
value should come to the fore, so that the
personality of everyone can get expressed,
shaped and reflected. The idea of democratic
jewellery and of sharing my messages and
my collected and unique objects is important
for me. That´s also a reason why I choose the
silicone casting method.
There is a strong contrast between the material
of non-precious silicone, the cast precious
jewellery pieces and a very personal content.
By changing the original materiality of the used
objects into silicone or resin, a new harmony
of material, colour is created, a novel entity