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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sculpted Sleeping Maidens, Goddesses, Empowered Women, etc.

I've been working with this concept of a powerful woman image that I want to add to my jewelry. There's nothing political about it, I just want women to feel proud and empowered when they wear my pieces, or make others feel strong when they offer them as gifts. So these particular pieces have been recreated and reshaped and remade to the point that I feel a bit nauseous when I think about the process. But I'm still trying to find a perfect face that would express a woman being content, happy, strong and mysterious. Still working on that and when I find that perfect face I'm going to make a series of pendants or brooches that can be customized with other details. I also want them to have a bit of an Art Nouveau feel to them, like the carved pendants that were popular in the 19th century. For now I'll just leave you with some of the ones I've come up with during this process. As you can see green is my favorite color :)


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sleeping Beauty and The Dream Machine

I have been extremely busy lately and I know I always use that excuse, but I'm working on an actual product line for my store and I've been working on my Fairytales art jewelry collection. I've posted them already on my FB but I'm posting them on my blog too since I decided I'm not going to use FB that much. This particular piece was inspired from The Sleeping Beauty story but I wanted to give it a little twist so I decided I would make it in a biopunk and cyberpunk style with Sleeping Beauty hooked up to machines that feed off her dreams. The theme can be quite dark but I've used playful colors to suggest the dreaming state she is in so the necklace didn't turn out too uncomfortably dark.

I've already done other characters but I'm pretty stuck with Cinderella and The Little Mermaid. I wish I could add some dark themes to those but I've been trying to figure out what exactly to add. 

Besides that, as I mentioned earlier, I've been working on a product like and I'm really excited about that. They are in the same style I do but it's more of a series of products people can customize before they order. That's mostly because I want to offer the best of the best but also because I feel like my store and what I offer is all over the place without a cohesive theme, other than, I don't know, whimsical. 

Anyway, here is The Sleeping Beauty and the Dream Machine: