Thursday, January 12, 2017

Assemblage/Collage Jewelry as Framed Art

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A Christmas Wreath like I have never seen before. The bow at the top was a final touch, you know I love me a bow!
For the New Year I wanted to share photo's of something that is old and yet new again. In Victorian times, many artists would fashion framed art and embellish boxes with jewels. I have a friend from High School who has shared some of her work during the Christmas season and I am so impressed. She has taken seemingly disparate pieces and combined them for one-of-kind little masterpieces. Some of the items were from special family members, some collected and some purchased. The meticulous attention to detail and symmetry has absolutely enchanted me. Now make no mistake, this is a bit of work but can you just imagine taking all that never worn jewelry and giving a purpose? A good reason to visit estate sales and antique malls, this might be a nice little Winter project for you. 



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Personalizing this piece made it so special. How does she think of these things? Again, the bow. Be still my heart. Tuck a photo in the heart frame and it is a heirloom for the ages. Beautiful. 
  While these photos only represent a portion of her work I am sure you see the pattern. She rather minimizes the beauty but I am so impressed. I don't have much in the line of costume jewelry but I will be scanning with a more critical eye on my travels from now on.  Thanks Snorky for letting me share this with my readers.

Now back to our usual subject, quilting. I am determined to not start another project until I finish at least a few of the UFO's! I have one really special project in progress that will be the first to be completed. It is a memory quilt.

Interested? Just visit here, for another take on this art form.

More examples on Etsy. Everything from framed art, to mini-Christmas trees to covered boxes and lamps.

Susan from Quilt Fabrication Blog has listed several Free BOM quilt alongs for the New Year here! Some really interesting projects there and if you are of a mind, a great year long project!

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