Stones have always been a huge passion for me. Just remember the time when i wanted to become gemologist- that was a long long time ago.
i couldn’t resist taking pics last month at the National Museum of History in new york, the largest collection of gemstones i’ve ever seen!
So when i found this ring at H&m with a impressive but fake stone, i thought something was missing.
All that glitters is not gold but a bit nail polish is enough to enlive a surface, a structure.
Insects have always fascinated me.
Beetles for their blue green color… Spiders for their long legs... I remind me that french schools were used to practice insects inclusions in order to create mother’s day presents like paperweights. Hmm. Why, why don’t we have tried anything else instead of those paperweights and made something useful like bangles?
Then I started to create little animals with pearls. At that time materials, techniques and taste was not the same as today.
Sketches by me.
I’ve never showed you how does it look, when I start working.
It’s a salvation of press cuttings, buttons, ribbons… (I have to say it’s especially clean here, actually it’s not always so!).
After the summer plastron necklace, remember here- I was recently working on a F/W version with a mix of materials and colors -as usual… The Boss necklace below was also very inspiring.
(press cuts from Grazia.de/ Nail polish, Chanel 505 “Particulière”)
At the beginning I had found a vibrant red wine color and really wanted to use it.
…But after a while this red color lose it’s place.. and then came a vibrant blue (no idea, why).
So I cut some leather squares (because it must be symmetrical)… but finally it didn’t worked as I thought.
So I’ve changed the basis form, worked on it differently, added some charms and buttons.
And stitched it. “Irksome work” is a weak expression.
But who don’t know the expression “No pain, no gain”?
It was much pain, but once you know that the whole supplies have costed less than 10 euros, than you forget the pain!
One more good reason why it’s one of my favorite pieces.
Plastron Necklace, in the Shop
Tee, Weekday ( from Berlin!)
Shoes, Sanche de la Rosa