When I was planning my exhibition that took place in February 2015 I had the idea of showing some mixed media jewelry as a part of it. Unfortunately that didn't happen (but other nice things did). I just couldn't come up with a display option that would work with the tiny jewelry and the big space, so I was left with a couple random pieces of jewelry I've never listed for sale thinking maybe I'll figure out a way to get them on display somewhere at a later date. However, at the moment these pieces are available (click your way to my shop). So, I'm not saying an exhibition with jewelry won't happen ever, but I think I'll have time to create new pieces for that show if such show happens to ever take place. If you have ideas how to display jewelry/other tiny work in a way that's relatively secure but would allow pieces removed and handled without much difficulty when needed (I'd really like to avoid bringing glass into the picture), I'd really appreciate advice for future reference.
Most of these pieces I'm sharing today re-surfaced as I was preparing for a local Christmas market, some I made especially for it. Some others I sold there before I remembered to take photos, which is quite typical of me. They went to good homes, so I'm not displeased. I'm very pleased to have my memory refreshed about the older pieces, too, as I'm quite happy with all of these. My own personal favourite is the hat lady with heaps of beading. What's yours?
make believe filled the air
(vintage photo transferred onto linen, black linen, freshwater pearls, thread, cardboard, pin)
pidän sinua pitelemässä minua / I hold you holding me
(vintage 38mm coin holder, linen, artificial silk thread, mica, freshwater pearls, vintage chain)
I just cut my hair shorter again, so I can finally take full advantage of dangly earrings (there were some months of earring confusion with chin-length hair). To celebrate my regained ability I should probably treat myself to a pair of earrings of my own making. I've never made anything but beaded earrings, so this should be interesting. Thinking cap goes on...