Dragonfodder Jewellery

Dragonfodder Jewellery

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I've noticed that many blogs have a copyright notice. My feelings are:

"Nothing is orginal. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that which speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.
Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean Luc-Godard said: "It's not where you take things from - it's where you take then to.""

- Jim Jarmusch

Blue Belle - finished

 As far as the jewellery making goes, Tuesday was much better than Monday.

Blue Belle is finished and features, a glass pendant, a polymer clay bead, a metal bell, metal and enameled spacers and various glass beads from my stash. The design is random. It's looks great on, but perhaps a bit young for me. Hopefully it will get to hand around a younger neck.

The idea for the braclet "Tangerine" came from the focul lampwork glass bead, the two yellow and lilac lampwork beads are made locally by artisans still learning. The rest of the glass beads are from my stash. The beads are wired together with guage 20, coated wire.

"Mali" started with the three hand made African Trade Beads with originate from Mali. Coral was added to either side of the beads, which are hand wired. I made the one chain from a whole lot of buttons, which have a black glaze on the one side and mother of pearl on the other. The buttons may well be mother of pearl but I didn't want to break one to check. I put a jump ring in each button hole, then linked them with more jump rings, all in a gunmetal silver. The other chain is black and doubled. There is an old coin, a piece of coral and an African amber bead hi-lighting the split between the two chains. This necklace is long and can be worn in a number of ways. I love this necklace, just my style, hope I don't have to part with it too soon.

Mali - view 1
"Blue Jangle" is MINE. Made from turquoise, coral and bone with lots of dangly/jangly charms.

Mali - view 2

Blue Jangle

1 comment:

  1. Stunning, talk about productive and the photos are awesome.