Monday, 17 February 2014

Work in progress for a new collection

It has taken me almost 2 years to sink my hands into creating new one of a kind pieces for a collection. They're made or will be made specifically with antique mother of pearl(MOP) game tokens that look like coins, found from my many trips to bric-a-brac/antique markets around Paris. They all come with patterns that were hand carved lightly on the surface for decorative purposes – mostly of motifs derived from nature such like flowers, birds etc. I hope not too tear away too much of it's charm but instead putting them in a much treasured context which we can carry around with us as body adornments to boot!

Here's a pic of the actual token and the first pair of earrings I'd made out of them. I hope to oxidise the silver when the whole collection is finalised.