Saturday, October 15, 2011

Starring Ed

About a month ago the curator of one of the shops where my jewelry is sold asked me to make a handful of found object pieces. She wanted merchandise to compliment a show of "Extreme Materials" at the art museum.

Humph, I thought, that's going to be a challenge for me.

Don't get me wrong, I love found objects. In jewelry and otherwise. Orphans, misfits, fragments and do-bobs. My house is full of all kinds of odd things I have dragged home from estate sales. Who else do you know that has a big flock of old, crumbling cement chicken in their entry hall?

But in my jewelry?

I started with one of my standards, a big glass heart on a cord. I make about a jillion of these.
This one is transparent pink with a thin encasing of Double Helix's golden metallic glass called Aurae.

To the bottom of the necklace I added a big hand-hammered figure eight of sterling silver with a chunk of smoky topaz in the center. Then a little, old sterling star charm and a battered, gold washed men's ring engraved "Ed." 

I bought the ring at Ed's estate sale.
Dear Ed: you may be dead but your ring lives on.
Hope you don't mind.


Steph said...

I'm sure Ed doesn't mind, it's beautiful. And using found objects, you've done it before with the Mexican Voodoo, I cherish those little pendants... :)))

Inspector Clouseau said...

Wow. Stunning use of color.

Nice blog work. I came across your blog while “blog surfing” using the Next Blog button on the Nav Bar located at the top of my site. I frequently just travel around looking for other blogs which exist on the Internet, and the various, creative ways in which people express themselves. Thanks for sharing.