Tuesday, 23 November 2010

The Beatles

As I said in my last post, I seem to have been making in pairs of late. I made these two little fellas after being inspired by an ancient Egyptian scarab amulet necklace I saw recently. There's a lot of great bug jewellery around at the moment, both vintage and current.

Researching the original Ancient scarabs, I found that the very early ones were very simple suggestions of a beetle form which I found very pleasing as if worn away by time until only the most basic features remained.

These two chaps I saw in the Museum of Natural History in New York are incredibly old (I can't remember exactly HOW old, but VERY OLD) and all that's necessary are a couple of marks to distinguish the two as representing human figures and even enough to give them personalities I think. (A small and surly character with a big, joyful friend, ancient predecessors of Ren and Stimpy??)

Dualling Brooches

The December Vogue has a beautiful Zodiac themed shoot as well as fun fashion horoscopes for each star sign. I'm a Gemini and and whether it's coincidence or cosmic influence, I have been working on jewellery pairs. Here's one of my new couplings, these Dual Facet Brooches which I've been pairing with some yummy fudge coloured items to bring out the rosey colour of the chain.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Big Cat

Animal print is a biggie at the moment, but here is the king of the jungle in a new asymmetric piece in rose tones.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Panthera Leo New Necklace

Panthera Leo is cast from an original 18th Century furniture embellishment.

A contemporary wearable for the fashion loving Antiques Roadshow viewer?

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


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