Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Varisite Parasite Brooch & Pendant


This one turned out with very jolly colours! It reminds me of a parasitic plant form - and will live on its 'host' as a brooch &/or pendant.

The focal gemstone is a gorgeous piece of variscite from Heartofstonestudio.com, in various shades of soft seafoam green. This stone is unusual as the variscite is running like a river through interesting shades of matrix.

This piece also features merino wool roving (in shades of yellow, green and blue), copper (etched, prismacolor, heat patina), clear plexiglass, silk threads in shades of pink, sterling silver, brass micro-screws, fine silver heishi (purchased Fair Trade from the Thai Karen Hills Tribe), spotty wood bicone, recycled glass disc and a vintage soda cap (on the reverse) 'Sun Drop Citrus Soda'.

7 comments:

Grand Purl Baa said...

This piece is so beautifully executed, so entirely new, different, unlike anything else I have ever seen and yet so classic with all the good connotations of 'classic'- being that it would stand the test of time and fashion. There is much that is new each time I look at it. A painting I would come back to over and over.

Gees. Can I have a job as jewellery critic please.

Grand Purl Baa said...

And without all the bull. It is just bloody fantastic.

Ginga Squid said...
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Ginga Squid said...

Wow - thanks Loani! You are most definately welcome to critique my work anytime, as you are so generous and positive about it!

ArtSparker said...

Bursting with life. It would be fun some time to see a few of your pieces displayed together in an aquarium, just maybe with a simple piece of velevet on the bottom.

Ginga Squid said...

That is a really good idea ArtSparker! Or maybe a vivarium with sand on the bottom and some real life lizards in it....

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

I've just discovered your blog today. Your work is incredible! It just pops with interest! Love it.
Sandy