Jewelry with a Theme: 30s, 40s, Jazz, Art Deco
A few weeks ago I was approached by a friend about doing a spot gallery thing that would feature my jewelry as well as the work of several other artists. For this spot gallery, there's a theme. I was told that I needed only a few pieces and to "think nightclubs, Harlem, Billie Holiday, blues, jazz, 30's, 40's, instruments, and Art Deco. With these themes in mind; I dug though my stash of finished jewelry, finished a few works in progress, and made some new pieces. I'd love to know if you think I'm on the right track. . .Here's what I've got.
These were in process
These were all ready to go
|Made with glass pearls from an old necklace and some crystals|
|Made with a brass sheet I etched, old post earrings, glass and metal beads, and chain|
|Made with a reproduction keyhole and glass beads|
|Made with buttons, book text, and beads|
|Made with upcycled peach charms and floral shell discs|
|Made with repurposed and aged brass folder reinforcers and faceted glass beads|
These were in process
|Made with a brass picture frame that was colored with Vintaj patinas. From it hangs a singe freshwater pearl.|
|Also made with a brass picture frame that was colored. Several strands of chain and a charm of a glass pearl and a Chinese crystal accent them|
And, these I made especially with this opportunity in mind
|Made with a blank gluable bracelet to which I added old brooches and earrings.|
|Made with a pendant I picked up at a bead store while on vacation. Just a few wire wrapped glass pearls and brass chain finish it off.|
|Made with a Vintaj pendant to which I added brass chain fringe with metal, crystal, and glass pearl beads. The chain is made up of the same beads.|
|Made with smaller Vintaj pieces (perfect for earrings.) I used some old glass beads (from a friend's grandmother's stash - who knows how old they are) to make tassels.|
So, that's what I've got. Do you think these fit in with those themes or am I completely off my rocker?
The date for the spot gallery is still a bit up in the air, but I'll let y'all know when I know more for sure too.