I’ve really enjoyed making this new line. I have found working with the cardboard and paper very rewarding in a tactile way.
“Cityscape” Art Deco Necklace
My first piece was inspired by New York City and the texture of the cardboard. I created the structure out of layers of cardboard in an Art Deco style. After soaking it in Sargent’s Laminate Glue and allowing it to dry, I searched for architectural images in magazines. My goal was to find black, white, and mirror-blue colors within urbanscapes. Skyscrapers, stone walls, and metalwork were the perfect images for this necklace. Deconstructing the photos and rebuilding them into new images excites me. I cut them into strips and put them back together in an unorganized way. I finished everything in multiple coats of matte finish, with exception of the blue skyscrapers that I finished with high-gloss glaze. To continue the urban, construction theme, I chose a black anodized aluminum metal chain.
“Winds through the Changing Seasons” Necklace
Originally called “Gone with the Wind,” I renamed this one. Someone told me it reminded them of waves and not winding winds. That’s okay- art is in the eye of the beholder, right! I used a mosaic approach, selecting colors that reminded me of the four seasons. The breeze moves from one season to the next, carrying some color with it.