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L’Âge d’Or

Some artists know no bounds in medium. I first interviewed Eric Saeter when he was illustrating. The Coveted was only a few months old, literally two months old, and he gave us a lovley interview. He mentioned that he ‘found the greatest personal reward in creative activity.’ In the interview, so when we reconnected, because of the launch of his new jewelry line L’Âge d’Or I was pleasantly surprised, yet not really shocked to see the the transition. Like his illustration his handmade jewelry has a very human element, imperfectly beautiful, organic and fashion influenced (but not in the sense of trendy, but more wearable art). Gold so rich, I feel like I can eat it. But I won’t because it’s probably too expensive… Currently his silver works are available on Etsy, and gold is coming soon. Here Eric talks with us about his new collection:

Me: About your collection, obviously, it’s inspired by crystals and nature, but do you have any particular reasoning behind going with this aesthetic, any visual images lurking in your brain compelling you?

Eric: My inspiration comes from my desire to gather all of the special little things I notice about life and implement them physically in metal. Instead of holding the shapes and tones and timbres of an environment captive within the rich collection of the mind, I wish to slide them onto my fingers in precious metals to be reflected back at the world that suggested them to me in the first place. Sometimes, though, design is design and it’s not at all emotional. Either way, extending yourself, your hands, with wearable art feels so right.

You can also visit Eric’s blog to see the jewels in the works, and flickr too.
jennine tamm

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14 comments for “L’Âge d’Or”

  1. wow Wow WOW! thank you SOOOOO much for posting this! i’m mad for everything!!! i especially love the crystaline structure ring! what an amazing artist! swoon!
    Mary Jane

    Posted by MaryJane Hunter | July 15, 2009, 8:47 am
  2. I am full up on rings, but in LOVE with these chunky pieces! Man, they’re gorgeous.
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    Posted by Sal | July 15, 2009, 10:24 am
  3. Eric’s work is just stunning! I love the rugged earthy beauty of his pieces.
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    Posted by maria | July 15, 2009, 10:59 am
  4. LOVE the last ring! Eric’s work is awesomeee
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    Posted by PAPERFASHION | July 15, 2009, 11:09 am
  5. the rings are lovely!!
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    Posted by huongface | July 15, 2009, 11:52 am
  6. How fitting that the name of the line is also the title of a Bunuel film. Surreal and beautiful.
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    Posted by dreamsequins | July 15, 2009, 1:08 pm
  7. Love the first ring…..beautiful!
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    Posted by Fashiongrail | July 15, 2009, 1:54 pm
  8. Oh wow, his answer was so beautiful. I absolutely love these pieces, that first ring is stunning, as is the gold one!

    Posted by dapper kid | July 15, 2009, 4:07 pm
  9. These kind of blow my mind. I want to call them “organic,” but the more I think about it, the less sure I am about whether naturally occurring non-life (chemically speaking) is categorically separate from that term. And these somehow look more naturally occurring than some real stalactites….
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    Posted by Cammila | July 15, 2009, 4:41 pm
  10. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE these. He’s an artist through and through.
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    Posted by Alicia | July 15, 2009, 7:08 pm
  11. oh my gosh, how did i not reply to you lovelies?

    ❤ maryjane…oh my how i love crystaline structures too! can’t get enough!
    ❤ sal, the chunkier the ring the better!
    ❤ maria..rugged! that’s the word that was lingering in my mind… thankyou
    ❤ dreamsequins…oh yes, i saw the movie title, but not the movie, have to put it in my netflix queue when i get back to the states.
    ❤ dapper…eric comes up with a lot of lovely things to say. really inspiring.
    ❤ camilla… oh yes, i agree, organic seems to imply living but these certainly have a natural occurring feel to them…

    Posted by jennine | July 16, 2009, 2:25 am
  12. Those ringas are SUPER!

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    Posted by Anni | July 16, 2009, 4:48 am
  13. Those rings are just lovely! thanks for sharing!
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    Posted by Erin | July 16, 2009, 7:06 pm
  14. His work is amazing! I’m so enamored with the Crystal Pendant.
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    Posted by Lidia Luna | July 16, 2009, 7:13 pm

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