I know, it has been some time since I last posted in this blog.
Well, one can not be so creative all the time... In the summer there are sooo many things to do, sooo many people to see sooo many places to go to.
! At last, that is where all the inspiration comes from!
I started on a new project in the "of two worlds" series, and maybe this is a good time to share. The work is not done and there are a few more problems to solve, but I'll let you in on it anyway. Maybe this way you can experience some of the excitement I get when I am working on something new.
Again there will be two parts in this one. A ring (industrial-art-style) connected to a bracelet of plexi and Sterling silver (contemporary). As last time, the connection is made by a rubber hose between the two parts as you can see in the drawing above.
The ring is almost finished.
Here are some pictures of different stages in the making-process:
The discs for the "cooler- element" are cut.
The rotating element (this parts rotates on a axis around the cooler) added.
And the ring added.
Now comes the difficult part: The plexi bracelet with metal hinge and a (yet to try out and explore) closing system...
For one there is my work that is inspired by Industrial Art and the Steampunk genre, as most of the pieces shown in this blog. An other part of my work is totally different; There I search for the beauty of simple forms, straight lines and minimal design.
Some people may think that I have a split personality, because the two result from almost opposite philosophies. Anyway, I brought the two together in this piece and I find them communicating well... There can be harmony in opposites.
This brooch was made specially for a little show/contest of the SteamTeam.
The piece is inspired by characters/elements from "Alice in Wonderland", so with some imagination you can recognise the rabbit, the tophat, the teapot of the tea-party and the water pipe with smoke curling out.
(Well, I said with some imagination :))
This is one of the rare times I use copper in my jewellery, but I figured the piece needed the warm red-brownish colour, and I was glad with the result. It makes the piece look a bit old or even worn out, but it fits perfectly.
The silver is partly oxidated to give it more depth and of course the antique look to go with the copper.