Monday, 9 April 2007

Copper book necklace




I've completed this necklace over Easter, it features a small copper book with mica pages as taught by Nina. The cover is galvanized metal that builders use to join plaster and I've given it an 'aged' finish a la deMeng. I'm giving everything an 'aged' look at the moment with liquid nails and paint and loving it, watch out hubby.

18 comments:

Steph said...

Oooooooooooooh I really love ths one! The book is really nice!

Corrine said...

Ro Its gorgeous! I was wondering when you were going to start painting your found objects. What a wonderful effect. I love it.
Corrine

Debbi B said...

Hi Ro - This is really lovely - I especially like the book and the "U" connection, it is really eyecatching. Debbi B

Marie C said...

Oh my .... so wonderful (again!!) and great to see the retreat techniques ... the little book is absol fab .... very inspiring! :)

Jo Wholohan said...

This is lovely Ro!!! Your work is so amazing

Julie H said...

Just Deluxe! The U connection, the pages,the cover - fabulous!

Megan Pickwell said...

These finished pieces look devine Ro- Far more productive than spending Easter eating chocolate!
Wonderful work.
Meganx

jo said...

Wow Ro, your work is amazing!! I always get so inspired after visiting your blog. Wish my Easter weekend had been as productive!

Ursula Clamer said...

Doesn't hubby already have that look and feel without having to alter him?!! Just kidding! It's great to see you using the skills you learnt at the retreat and combining them. I too wish I was as productive as you. Ux

carla said...

Ah! This is stunning! It must be so amazing in "person." I love the tree in the mica... it looks like the shadow on an ancient memory. Your jewelry really inspires me and makes me want to stay home from work and make something beautiful:> I am so looking forward to taking the workshop with Michael. I'm hoping that at some point I'll be able to manage taking a class with Nina as well. Are you keeping this necklace or selling it?

Jacky said...

Ro, so wonderful to seeing you use the techniques learnt at the retreat. Love the Nina knots. When I did Nina's class in Italy the thing that blew me away most was using the metal blocks and flattening the wire and eyelets, gives a totally new look doesnt it.
We will have some more of the blocks for sale very soon.
Am working on the 5 day retreats that Nina and Michael are doing next year. Am hoping to get Nina to teach a fantastic book that she has made called the book of Trees, if you are interested email me and I will send you a photo to see what you think. Lots of wiring techniques.
Jacky

annie said...

ro...these are amazing...you stopped by my blog...this is my first time here...i love your work! i have been trying my hand at jewelry lately...for assemblage artist this is definetely the look!

Judy said...

STUNNING
STUNNING
STUNNING
I soooooo wish I had done that class with Nina - think I will have to fly down and have a lesson from you Ro!!!

Jen Crossley said...

LOVE this necklace its amazing!!!
Jen

debra said...

eeeeekkkk!! absolutely gorgeous!! I lovelovelove the mica book, but every inch is perfect!

izabella said...

amazing!! love it!!

Olwyn said...

Ro, I have been visiting your blog for awhile now. I have a special fondness for jewelery made from found items - I do the same thing in my art and love how it all turns out. I took Nina's class a few years ago and still wear the mica book I made there. Thanks for being such an inspiration!

Ro Bruhn said...

Thanks Olwyn for your kind comments. Anything I can drill a hole into or wire is fair game for my jewellery.