Thursday, April 10, 2008
My Jewellery Photo Album
My Photo Album
Last year I decided to make a range of jewellery linked to personal memories. I created what I called 'My Photo Album' where I took old photos of special people in my life and set them into jewellery, with a verse that I relate to that person or memory, engraved on the back.
This developed from the concept of the locket, where one carries or wears a photo or something special close to their heart.
I set the photos in 'liquid glass' and mounted them
in sterling silver frames.
^ Pendants of my mother and father
^ Brooch of my Grandparents
This pendant captures memories from my childhood in Zimbabwe.
I felt these memories needed to be captured and set because it is
no longer the country I remember it to be and is no longer the
home of my past, so this piece was almost a preservation of what
is left of the Zimbabwe I know.
I set a section of the old Zim $2 note, with a sketch of an orchid