ManJewellery was the second in Part B’s series of one-day-only jewellery ‘happenings’.
On the 20th of November 2011, the research jewellery group Part B held an exhibition of jewellery for men.
HERE is the works on their models, my work was modelled by the delectable Tim Dubois.
Here are a few detail shots.
Here it is on Tim, I was trying to make some tribalistic pieces to go with Tim’s Scarification
The shorter piece is called Bones of my enemies,
and is made from Copper, brass, glass, porcelain teeth, bones.
Antique porcelain teeth, bird vertebrae and rat jawbones, held in a glass test tube with copper end caps.
The copper for the end caps was roll printed using Gretchen, my rolling mill, and it opens at the side using a copper hook I made.
Brass chain with a special holder for a bird bone.
The second longer piece is called On a wing & a prayer.
and is made of copper, brass, glass, and a dried praying mantis.
My little mantis friend.
Saw pierced brass cicada wing, copper chain and lace textured copper cap for the smaller test tube.
His wings are so super pretty and bright green.
I really loved making these pieces and will keep making different versions,
as I like feeling like I’m wearing my cabinet of curiosity around during the day.