If you've been in the creative jewelry industry for a hot minute, then I'm sure you've seen all I'm about to share and then some. Jewelry and wearable art constructed from all kinds of found objects or, ahem, unmentionables.....
that I'm totally going to mention. Why? Because it's cool and boggles my fairly boggled mind. And I love the fearlessness artists embrace when creating their own lines and products. A fearlessness I hope I'm one day courageous enough to embrace. I may not make jewelry from excrement (or any other bodily function, for that matter), but the willingness to explore what others don't or haven't? That's pretty darn impressive.
Take WispAdornments on Etsy, for example, who specializes in the use of hair and ashes in her modern re-imagining of Victorian jewelry. Um. Yes please! What a wonderful commemorative keepsake! And can we just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful this human tooth ring is! Am I a little weirded out by it? Sure. Do I still think there is so much awesome happening there? You betcha!
Okay, while not a real eye (this beautiful purple devil is a handpainted glass cabochon by The Twisted Eye), I have wrapped actual prosthetic eyes before. And yes... the eyes do follow you no matter where in the room you are.
So, what's the purpose of this post? Really, it's just about appreciating the possibilities. The world is full of so many unique opportunities for creating one-of-a-kind wearable art. Why not use pine cones, drift wood, salvaged animal bones (yes, I know that's not everyone's cup of tea)? There is beach glass, river rocks, moss. Yes... moss. Moss jewelry is it's own little habitat and its magical!
So I say we all go find our own magic, shall we?
8/8/2016 02:54:28 am
One such artist is Nathan Wyburn, age 25, a Welsh Fine Art graduate who specialises mostly in creating iconic celebrity portraits and ‘Pop culture’ imagery with non-traditional mediums such as Food (Marmite on Toast, Sauces, Sugar, Chocolate, Beans, Pizza, Sweets etc), along with other everyday items (Newspaper cut outs, Soil, Candles, Toothpaste, Fake tan, Motor Oil etc). It just amazes me how some artists come up with their chosen art mediums. Before I saw this young man'seeking art, I would have never thought it possible to paint as good a portrait as he keeps giving life to!
8/16/2016 07:50:18 pm
The wire is copper, not a precious metal. The eye itself was painted by The Twisted Eye... I just wrapped it :D
4/15/2018 11:18:10 am
This is so incredibly stunning. Please PLEASE make an "eye" tutorial.
9/7/2021 06:20:33 pm
I OWN this awesome creation, and I have gotten a lot of complements
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