At the first edition of Bijoux = Art, I admired the burnished yellow gold jewelry of Dania Chelminsky, but I bought a rubber necklace by the Dutch artisan Annemieke Broenink.

It’s a marvelous piece, everything jewelry should be – art, fashion, adornment, embellishment, crafty and very interesting. It’s made of leaf-like petals in a silvery-moss-grey that have a slight cast of decay or decomposition. Talk about subtle.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts holds its second edition of the jewelry show March 18-20, with more than 20 artists from Quebec and around the world showing – and selling – 600 pieces, starting at $125.

The lobby of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavillion will be open to the public during the three days of the sale.

The event kicks off with a gala cocktail party and fashion show – created by Pascale Bussières, with stylist Azamit and fashion designer Denis Gagnon – with the jewelry modelled by a cast of actors. However, tickets to the gala are sold out.

Below is Geneviève Borne modelling a rubber piece by Annemieke Broenink at the 2014 edition of Bijoux=Art.

Geneviève Borne at Bijoux=Art fashion show in 2014.

Geneviève Borne at Bijoux = Art fashion show in 2014.

 

My rubber necklace by Annemieke Broenink, bought at the first edition of Bijoux = Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

My rubber necklace by Annemieke Broenink, bought at the first edition of Bijoux = Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

The artists donate 50 per cent of each sale to the museum to support its acquisition fund. This year, the MMFA is raising money to buy a blown-glass work, Peony, the Knot of Shame, by Jean-Michel  Othoniel.

Entry to the show is at 1379 Sherbrooke St. W.

By Beate Pfefferkorn.

Porcelain piece by Beate Pfefferkorn.

 

Cuff by Kate Cusack.

Zipper cuff by Kate Cusack.