Sunday, April 3, 2011

Marbles around her neck

MATERIALS: marbles, water hose, heat shrinkable tubing.

A diamond in a diamond

Materials: silver 925, diamond 0.03 carats.

Rusty beer cans washed ashore

... by the Mediterranean sea became this necklace.

MATERIALS: rusty beer cans found on the beach, sailing rope, wooden bead, silicone, textile, epoxy resin.

Thanks to the epoxy resin and to the textile on the back the surface is smooth and no risk of tetanus! ;-)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The birth of a KKLAK

Kakerlake is a German cockroach.
KKLAK (read in phonetic alphabet as 'kakalak) is a necklace or bracelet made of bicycle inner tubes. It is made of one whole piece (no sewing or glueing), and the closure of the necklace is... a bike patch of course!

Machine washable at 30ยบ.

With KKLAK I took part to the Design for Artshop and Bookshop exhibition in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in 2009, Rome.

Check out the 'birth of a KKLAK' video!

MATERIAL: 100% recycled bicycle inner tubes.

Parabolic antenna earrings

MATERIALS: silver 925, river pearls.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Volleyball turns into necklace

1) Inge brought me a bag full of old leather volleyballs from her volley club.
2) I turned them into a necklace.
3) Min posed as a model.

Thanks everyone!

MATERIALS: old volley balls, felt, textile glue, gold leather polish.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Bird-shaped hangers

Sometimes I find objects on the street. Some years ago I found iron bands, probably used for the transportation of constructing materials.
I collected them and handcrafted hangers in the form of birds. They are strong yet flexible, adaptable to the width of any door panel, ideal for hanging clothes and bags in my (at that time) teeny tiny home.

MATERIAL: iron bands.