Sunday, October 20, 2013

Altered, Repurposed and Assemblage Jewelry

Pealkirjas nimetatud ehete stiil on üks ütlemata põnev asi. Nimelt pannakse vanadest ehetest kokku uusi kasutades erinevaid tehnikaid. Natuke nagu kollaaži põhimõttel. Ma ei tea, kas ma suudaksin ise midagi sellist teha... Kui ehtes on ilusaid osi, siis tahaksin seda ju taastada. Kui pole midagi väärt taastamist, siis miks ma peaks tahtma seda kasutada... Aga no, mis siin rääkida, niisugust vanade ehete valikut pole mul kusagilt võtta ja vbl sellepärast ma lihtsalt ei mõista.

Aga stiil meeldib. Ja seetõttu lähenesin asjale teisest küljest. Mis on nendes nn "ümber tehtud" ehetes, mis mulle niiväga meeldib ja kas ei võiks neid samu nippe kasutada ilma "vanade ehete" abita? Esimesena torkab silma erinevate metallide kasutamine, erineva jämedusega traadid, ühendusrõngad, helmed, mis oleks justkui kuskilt üle jäänud. Samuti assümeetrilisus ning erinevate stiilide kokku panemine, suvalised leitud asjad (fotod, võtmed, kujukesed, kellad, kasvõi nuku käsi...), tihti massivsus ja mitmekihilisus... Kokku sobitatakse erinevaid materjale (poolvääriskivi, portselan, klaas, plastmass, puu) ja värve, pilt on kirju ja on, mida vaadata.

Alustasin uue projektiga. Eesmärgiks teha midagi, millel oleks antud stiilile iseloomulikke jooni. Aga teen kõik otsast lõpuni ise. Ja ma arvan, et jään vasksele metallile truuks ;)
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Altered, Repurposed and Assemblage Jewelry as a style is really interesting. It means making jewelry with using old pieces of jewelry and an array of techniques. It's a bit like a collage. I don't know if I could do anything like this... If there's an old necklace with a beautiful motif I would want to restore it. And if there's nothing I want to restore then why would I want to use it... But the truth is that I don't have the resources of old jewelry so it may be that I just don't understand.
But I like that style. And therefore I look at it from a different point of view. So what is it that makes Assemblage jewelry so pretty to me and what if I could use the same tricks without using the old jewelry? The first thing I notice is that very often there are all sorts of different color metal used, different size rings and wires and beads that seems to be left overs. Also asymmetry in jewelry is often seen, mix of styles, found objects (photos, keys, watches, even a hand from a doll...), jewelry is often massive and layered... An array of materials (semi-precious, porcelain, glass, plastic, wood) used together, items are very busy and there's a lot to see.

I started a new project. My goal is to make something that resembels this style. But I'll make all the pieces myself. And I think I'll stick to the copper colored metal ;)

2 comments:

Vicki Lapp said...

Just enjoyed your crystal and pearls. Wonderful pattern and impressive design. Thanks
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Katrin mdmB said...

Thanks, Vicki!