Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jewelry III, Project 1 "To Contain", part 1

[To Contain project]

"My old jewelry box"

Copper, nickel silver tubin; die-formed, gesso&sharpie painted.

appx. 2 x 2 x 1.5 in.

I'm inspired from the memories with my little sister when I was around 10 years old.
I had a plastic jewelry box which was all covered with cute stickers. I used to put candies, plastic rins or barbie stuffs.
This box can be open in three parts, and this unusual opening came from the idea of hiding my sister's ring. I used to hid her candies or rings in my jewelry box when I was mad at her!
All cute sharpie drawings on the surface show how I covered my jewelry box with stickers.

I love this work except these ugly hinges... They are solder-plated. omg, and also I should more focus on making inner catchers. They don't work properly.

1 comment:

  1. This is really cool- I think it is good that you created a childhood memory, especially one that a lot of people can potentially relate to as well.

    How does the section that comes off stay attached to the piece when it is closed?