So I am sporting "round 3" of my Spring purging session! I am letting go of 3 more pieces from the Project Runway series I xxx in for the last couple of seasons. And I just have to tell someone, this feels darn good to be letting go! Its very liberating. I tend to hold on to things, but I suppose it is my slow process of letting go when I'm good and ready to. I swear I am getting better at it. My father says to me all the time, I cannot take it with me when I die so I might as well let it go." ...well, yah, but....
At the time I was kind of stumped by that weeks theme, I began thinking that this would be easy, well, after sanding all my finger tips off I have a "Five" to share with you. I went to the rudimentary basics of this challenge and literally made a 5. I fabricated a large hollow form made of Copper. I then oxidized it and left a soft warm finish." Measurements: h 1.5/8" x w 7/8" x d 3/8".
This is a very exciting challenge! We were asked to browse around the infamous “Met” and find a piece of art that inspired us, and to then make our own personal interpretation of a classic piece from anywhere in their archives, it could be a past or present exhibit or something from their permanent collection. I found more than one! but I narrowed it down to this odd little find. It is Untitled and dated 1844 *see it here and is of American or European descent, and is made of Coral. It was a gift from Mrs. Edna S. Crawford, 1945. Accession Number C.I.45.32.7a–c
This piece was inspired/interpreted by the odd little simple object with no name and no description. It was made of Coral and little pillow sachets I believe from what I could see from the photos. I made a sort of talisman charm necklace because I thought the objects were some form of protection because of the sachets. Materials: Sterling Silver, Copper, Topaz and Coral.
The challenge was to create a look that the components were found from a hardware store.
So I made the Washer Envy Necklace. I kept it simple. On the show, there was a horrific hot pink string washer bathing suit made. I love washers and felt they were misrepresented and misunderstood, so i felt the need to make this piece to honor the "washer" and its sweet perfectness as individual roundly-object-thingamajigs. So I wanted to be able to show them in all their simple beauty. Materials: Sterling Silver chain, Steel, Brass, Oxidized.