Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Necklaces and Steampunk?

These two necklaces were a lot of fun to put together, lovely old pocket watch and clock pieces with copper chain. I am told this makes them 'steampunk' I did some research and I am not sure I agree... but steampunk is fashionable and I rarely manage to be fashionable so I guess I will accept the label as a compliment.
The top and bottom necklaces are for swaps, the one in the middle a commission from a good friend.

This bottom necklace combines a delicate antique doll and shoe button with sturdy copper and a focal lava bead. There are other contrasts, the egg shaped bead and the calcified, umm.. poop.. from the ocean. There seems to be a focus in our art world at the moment on the symbology of eggs, this farm girl remembers where they come from... And holds that thought with the potential and new beginnings promised. The realistic logical side of my brain playing with the arty dream weaving side. Does it work? I hope so.

15 comments:

Ev said...

They all look great, the middle one especially ;0)

You have a knack of just putting these things together. As for Steampunk, yes I can see that in the top two.

Doreen G said...

Fantastic necklaces Julie as usual.

Megan P said...

Love the lava bead Julie.
Meganxo

BELINDA said...

wow glad I found your blog, love your art. Belinda

Dawnie said...

How wonderful are all of these but Im digging the colours and belli's on the doll one.too precious miss Julie.love the lava bead ! seems I need to start a julie drawer for all my goodies from your wonderful etsy.I should call it the Julie Joy drawer. my dolly is just the SWEETEST.
Chat soon
ME xxx

Danielle D said...

Steampunk! I love it! Anything with cogs and wheels. These are beautiful.

Still Waters Studio said...

I especially love the one with the doll. It reminds me of Nina Bagley, only Julie style.
Sherry

kelsey said...

These are great Julie but I gotta agree with Sherry....LOVE the one with the doll! I used to love playing with those little half-sitting pink plastic babies when I was small, think I even had some little black ones too!

Judy said...

Gotta love those doll we are seeing now - love what you did with the necklaces.

L-INKed to paper said...

Oh my! what a wonder you are. These little creations are just gorgeous and I can't really choose a favourite but I must admit I'm leaning towards that little doll too. I really love that eclectic pin with all the trinkets hanging from it as well. Hope you and your fur babies are all well. Inky hugs from Char xx :-)

Dot said...

These are all stunning my friend! But my favorite is the one with the doll - it is fantastic.

Love how your art is developing more and more each day. You are a brilliant talent!

Sue Smith said...

Fabulous work, Julie! I'm always amazed to see the type of materials you work with, and how you use them to best advantage! (I'm going to sneak behind you on one of your treasure finding hunts, one day!)

carmel said...

Hi Julie, They are all beautiful and I'm thrilled to actually own one! just sent you an email. Thanks again and I love your vision. Carmel xx

Linda said...

loooove the top piece, it reminds me of an owl

One Crabapple said...

Calcified sea poop ?!

That must indeed be Steam Punk

Tho , like You, not sure exactly what that might mean yet and will research. It sounds very hip, cutting edge and glam , doesn't it ?

The little doll was a great find and addition to your jewelry collage.

The necklaces are great and every time I see your work I see such a sophistication developing. Wow. You are good.

And to answer Your Question. Oh yes ! it WORKS !