One day, when i was a tree and you were a slug who was afraid of the rain… Photoshoot

Yesterday i used all the artistic license i could find to turn myself into a model! I wanted to take some shots of my One day, when i was a tree and you were a slug who was afraid of the rain… pieces worn, so i made believe i could model and i did!

Here are the photoshoot results!

(Bark Samples) bwc smaller

One day, when i was a tree and you were a slug who was afraid of the rain… (Bark Samples)

(Climbing) bwc smaller

One day, when i was a tree and you were a slug who was afraid of the rain… (Climbing)

(Falling) bwc smaller

One day, when i was a tree and you were a slug who was afraid of the rain… (Falling)

(Swallowed) bwc smaller

One day, when i was a tree and you were a slug who was afraid of the rain… (Swallowed)

(Alone) bwc smalelr

One day, when i was a tree and you were a slug who was afraid of the rain… (Alone)

 

What do you think?

 

Fancy some modeling? Need a portfolio topping up? Just fancy some nice shots of you wearing rockin’ jewellery? You can be male, female, fat, thin, beautiful, ugly, pink, purple, green, tall, short, blonde, brunette or anything under the sun… Message me and we’ll talk shooting!

Chloe out.

Faery Wings

Faery Wings (drawing)

As you know i’m working on incorporating words and narratives into my jewellery, so i decided to have a wee go at implementing an idea into a little sample piece.

It started with a haiku i had written a while ago… which i think could be an interesting form for me to work from in the future, haikus and poetry that is… anyway, this haiku was about faery wings and i wanted to capture their nature as well as the words themselves. And what you see above is what i came up with!

…. and…… this is how i made it:

Faery Wings (process) (1)

After cutting out some 0.5cm strips of aluminium, i got my letter stamps out and started to hammer in the words.

Faery Wings (process) (2)

Normally you would need to anneal the metal to imprint onto it, but aluminium is relatively soft and the strips i was using were very thin.

Faery Wings (process) (4)

Repeat for the whole haiku!

Faery Wings (process) (3)

Next step is drilling the little holes into each end of the strips. I used my hand drill and placed my strips under my steel block to stop them spinning around.

Faery Wings (process) (5)

I then filed down the edges until smooth and rounded the corners.

Faery Wings (process) (7)

Next i sanded the back of the strips until they were flat and shiny!

Faery Wings (process) (6)

Repeat for the whole haiku!

Faery Wings (process) (8)

Rub away any scraps of metal with a brass brush and then…

Faery Wings (process) (9)

… wash up the strips with the brass brass and some washing up liquid until they are as shining bright as faery wings.

Once i had my little strips all made up i attached them to my wire… at this point my camera had a meltdown so i have no photos :( but basically i strung the wire through the two holes in my metal, made the wire into a loop, twisted and strung on a few seed beads… and repeated for the whole haiku! I attached my loops onto a specially twisted wire ear hook and….

Faery Wings (3) smaller

ta-dah!

 

Now i just need to go and find myself a faery model and i’ll post some better photos soon!

What do YOU think of my texty faery wings?

Chloe out.

Wordy Artist Research: Part 1

Thought i would kickstart my Lexicon project by doing a little artist research into some wordy based jewellers.

Littlefly: Literary jewels by Jeremy May

Book Keeping: Betty Pepper

Words: Victoria Contreras Flores

The Literary Gift Company

 by Tamsin Howells

 by Ellymental

 typographic scarf

Some random little bits and pieces…

 by Miriam Sacks-Koschitzky

 by Lisa Kroeber

 by Laura Elizabeth Mullen

 by Elsie Ralston

 by Jessica Turrell

 

…. well that’s enough inspiration for me to get my head around for now!

Happy wording.

Chloe out.

Lexicon

So i have officially started working towards my degree show (*scared face*)!

I’ve decided to title it Lexicon.

lex·i·con

[lek-si-kon, -kuhn]  Show IPA

noun, plural lex·i·ca [lek-si-kuh]
Definition: collection of word meanings, usage

Which when i think about what i’m trying to do makes perfect sense! In brief i will be looking at words, at stories, at poems, at text, at written structures and imagery and everything that comes under our narrative forms of language in order to create a collection of jewellery. I’m starting with word structure and forms and to that will be adding meaning and looking a little bit towards the more illustrative and image-based side of stories.

……… but for now i’m just going to read!

Chloe out.