Some art work that I have completed recently…..
Like all girls I love my Jewellery. I am always looking just the right piece, but sometimes its a bit hard, so I had a go at making my own Jewellery.
As you can tell I like Silver and unusual designs. I especially like the delicate Tree Branch Pearls.
I also like the curved shapes created in these curved pearl earrings and necklace.
As my first child grew from a new born baby into the first signs of movement I realised that I would have to baby proof my house. I had all my Jewellery displayed in my top draw of my bed side table- the perfect height for a toddler. Something had to be done!
I wanted to be able to see my Jewellery so I knew what I had quickly when I needed it before rushing out the door, or to survey when styling an outfit for a night out. I also wanted to keep the pairs of earrings together- one would always go missing.
I noticed that other Jewellery displays used mesh to hang earrings on, so I thought of putting mesh up on my wall. I needed however to include some design into what ever I placed on the wall- so I set about sketching some shapes, shapes that felt nice to me and that I would like to have up on my wall. As you can see I still have a lot more ideas
It soon occurred to me that want I wanted was not just a function display of my Jewellery but a sculptural art piece- one that would be functional and ever changing as my Jewellery collection expands and gets re-arranged.
I had so much fun designing these Sculptural Jewellery Displays that I decided to make some for my friends too. I even made some Kids ones, with plenty of room for hair clips!
I am still yet to design a very large one for myself exactly how I want it but I will- it will be designed to fit perfectly on a feature wall in my bedroom in our new house! I cant wait 🙂
Some of these shapes are ones that I would love to include into my architecture. Especially the organic shapes, as we are shaped organically, it stands to reason in my mind that we would feel better in a space that was shaped like this as compared to a square box- hopefully one day I will be able to explore this further……..
So I walked past a store selling chocolate bouquets before Christmas and thought that would be fun to do. We had invited all our family over to our house for Christmas so I thought that the chocolate bouquets would make great Christmas Table Decorations, and double as a desert (you know when your sitting around relaxing after a big Christmas lunch but you just cant help having that extra chocolate.
I started thinking straight away on the best way I could make them and what colours I wanted for our Christmas table, so Purple and Silver it was with a bit of extra colour sprinkled in- Red and Gold.
I started with some lovely flower bouquets boxes which had received a year earlier and which had meaning to us and filled them with white pebbles. They look great but perhaps not the best option if your planning to transport them too far as they are quite heavy.
I then covered lots of big and small timber skewers with green electrical tape for stems of my Chocolate flowers. I taped the chocolate to the top of the skewers (with the pointy bit of the skewers going into the rocks), I then placed the chocolates (attached to the skewers) into squares of cellophane, silver and purple tissue paper and twisted and taped them to the skewer below the Chocolate.
Some of the paper I opened up, as if a flower in bloom, and sometimes I left them closed as if in bud. It took some time to do, but my daughter was a great help with the process. I then began arranging the chocolate flowers in the rocks, making sure that the types of chocolates were spread between the bouquets. In the middle I placed a center piece of Christmas decorations which helped make the bouquets look special.
As Christmas day came around I had a lot of fun decorating the Christmas table with all our good plates, glasses and cutlery, and of course the chocolate bouquets center pieces. Everyone fit nicely around the table and although we all had way too much food for lunch most of the chocolates were gone by the end of a lovely Christmas day.
I have kept the boxes and perhaps I will have fun making more in a different style for Christmas next year. I also had fun making some cake pops for the center of table so ill show them soon!