– Charm and Fabric Bracelets
– Pokemon Gym Badge Pins
– Metal Pins
– Phone cases
Frances Wadsworth-Jones is an artist who has recently created a fabulous collection of jewellery inspired by pigeon droppings that she has named ‘heaven sent’ based on the idea that a pigeon dropping can be seen as lucky.
She is turning what is seen as disgusting and not something you would want on your person into something that is actually quite attractive. it is an interesting take on it, with surrealist overtones and reminiscent of my recent trip to Barcelona where I looked closer at the works of Dali.
Victoria Contreras – I choose this artist as I really like her work. I’ve always been interested in word play, but it is the conversion of words into jewellery is an interesting notion and I would like to try this myself with some of my favourite quotes. I also like the fact that it is quite intricate and can appear as if no words are there until closer inspection.
Rachel Ducker is an artist who creates beautiful sculptures out of wire as well as wire line drawings. She also creates jewellery and has made items for Thom Yorke.
her site also includes a few samples of her drawings and paintings which it is obvious she uses as a point of reference for some of her work. I need to follow her example and do more working out for my work in future and I like the fact that she is very versatile with various mediums.
Her wire line art reminds me of Picasso cubism and the sculptures show the elegance of human movement with the sculpture that is half in the ground is suggestive of how humans despite modernisation are always close to nature to some extent.
Uralnature is a fabulous etsy shop that creates globes and cabochons that use real flora.
I have experimented with resin before and it can be a messy, time consuming challenge (plus good ventilation is essential!)
I was inspired by THIS…
I do actually have a mini microwaveable kiln at home that has yet to be used and upon researching artists and their jewellery I found the site via an image in google images.
the image reminded me of macro photos by Eckhard Völcker which helped to inspire my theme of science to tag along with the that provided by the tech of concealed within, so concealed within science and looking at things on a microscopic level.
I like the idea that you could be looking at a pretty pattern and not realise that it is the blown up version of something microscopic that would be considered ugly when viewed in full or be used trivially as a pattern when really it is the image of the building block of some vital organ.