Jewels in the City

Europe-based street artist and jewelry designer, Liesbet Bussche, is revamping urban landscapes with whimsical “Jewels in the City” installations. The project cleverly adorns city streets with large-scale sculpture ‘accessories.’

From stone roadblocks into cufflinks, concrete spheres to pearl earrings and chain barriers into pendant necklaces, Bussche transformed urban structures into works of art portraying each city as an ‘individual’ with a distinct personality. Massive butterfly earring backs and spring ring necklace clasps are simple yet intricate, showcasing Bussche’s background in design and meticulous attention to detail while challenging traditional ideas of scale and context.

Her latest work, ‘Urban Jewelry: Suzy’s Charms’ is part of the ‘Mirror Mirror’ exhibition in the French Riviera. The urban charm bracelet represents Suzy Solidor’s extraordinary life; an iconic figure of the Parisian nightlife in the thirties and forties. ‘Mirror Mirror’ will be on show at the Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco from October 24th until November 25th.