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Remedios Vincent Recycles Antique Tools Into Cunning Accessories

“Each time I put on one of my pieces, I use all of them so I know how they work…”

By Morgana Matus - Source: http://www.ecouterre.com

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There once was a time before the appearance of big box stores when tools were crafted as both objects of utility and beauty. With not a speck in plastic in sight, these objects shone in metal, brass, glass, and polished wood. In his most recent line of accessories, dubbed Tools, Spanish designer Remedios Vincent uses reclaimed antique hardware to create jewelry glorifying the history and aesthetics of good craftsmanship.
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Remedios Vincent scours estate sales and second-hand shops for objects that attract his attention. He tends towards items of “a humble nature” used in common trades. With the least interference possible, he takes forceps, gauges, measuring spoons, knives, and fishing tackle, and modifies them to be worn as accessories.

“Many of the tools I use and that I select from among many others that don’t interest me, are those that were somehow related to ancient and manual crafts, with particular attention to those which have served for the manufacture of other jewelry that now is probably highly valued, gauges, meters, machinery for watch-making, swatches of material…. they all interest me and they serve to give me a conceptual and ironic nod, through which each tool, with a minimum of intervention on my part, becomes a new and unique piece of perfectly usable jewelry and brings out the personality of the one who wears it.” he tells Ecouterre.

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