Soutache Jewelry Creativity
Two weeks ago I spent a nice and fair interesting afternoon visiting “abilmente”, an exhibition of Italian dexterity, a great skill in using hands, jointly with mind, to realize countless ideas. From bags to toys, from duvets to jewels, from vases to earrings, from cushions to hair clips. Obviously, the supplies were the most disparate: polystyrene, braids, cloths, paper, beads. As the utilized technique were various too.
I was really amazing how huge can be the human desire to create. And more surprising is what this will is translated in determination to achieve a good result, using the right patterns.
Why a woman should choose beads embroidery instead of beads weaving? Why an Italian housewife should decide to spend her time and efforts doing Soutache?
What is there behind this inspiration, this sudden feeling and enthusiasm that help a new idea to become a creation?
This has been my constant question during that afternoon.
By looking a little bit around me and by chatting with the artisans, I have understood that a big role is played by the environment where people live and grown. Including in it, also the conditions and influences that have affected the way that people think or behave.
But, then, there is the genius and the personal need to communicate a feeling to the other, to transmit an emotion through the creation of something, that can reach and catch the attention.
In this big “area” a little niche is occupied by the Soutache technique, where the creativity and the fantasy can raise an high level, thanks to the shapes, colors, tricks and fun that the braids can support, help and perform.
With this technique it is possible to make earrings, necklaces, charms and everything the imagination arrives to think.
Until here the production, then begins the call to action, that is the mechanism which induces people to get that specific product, to wear that emotions.
Is this action that makes the simply Soutache Jewelry a running Jewelry: Soutache Fashion.