12.10.2008

experiment: jewelry design

"The Indo-European root of the word 'art' is 'to arrange' or 'fit together, join.' In this light, art can be pared down to its most simplistic form. We begin by collecting, then playing with the materials or objects, organizing them in a variety of ways, making new combinations, trying things, then observing the arrangements we have made." -Ker Smith



Most jewelry doesn't really enthuse me. So I thought I'd try my hand at making some that does. After all, if all art is is collecting and arranging and rearranging the arrangements, who says I can't clew my talents, throw the output at the wall and see what sticks. This wall turns out, is the interweb.


Here it is in stage one of production, the conceptually driven


PHYLUM KINGDOM









See the entire collection here. Just in time for Christmas, might make some cool gifts for the females in your life, or for yourself? Just sayin.



what i have learned:

1- Collaboration is key. And it's really convenient to have talented and beautiful friends. Thanks to Christina, Becca, Hunter, Jared for their conceptual feedback, Emily for some stellar modeling, and Lucy and Megan for their time and talents and lovely images.

All studio shots by Lucy Call (801.647.0758) , all museum shots by Megan Stay. Both are highly recommended.

2- Getting started is pricey.

3 - I am really quite fascinated by bugs and entomology displays. And the Linnaean system, which is why each piece (or "specimen") comes with its own unique Linnaean classification identification, so you can know the genus and species of the item you wear.

4 - I have creative ADD. I wanted to abandon this project like 387 times and start up a variety of other projects and hobbies including being a glass blower's apprentice (for real). Where is my creative ritalin already?


9 comments :

becca said...

yeah! go you!

lindsey said...

Someone's been a busy bee...

haha bee.

it all looks great! i hope you sell a lot so you can come back to me. for a visit. and find more supplies at the chelsea flea market...

lindsey said...

also, who knew kerr smith from dawson's creek was so wise?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerr_Smith

tee hee

MegRuth said...

Congrats! I'm so excited it's all up!

Alison said...

I have immortalized you on my blog. Yeah, it's a big deal. Love the stuff.

Mic and Jazzy said...

um....am I allowed to be totally blown away?

when?...how?...more how?...

everything really is amazing. I can't wait to show my mom. She will yelp and say "That adrienne!"

Kenny said...

these are fantastic. i totally did a double-take in my feed reader. i was like...wait, this is adrienne's blog i'm reading, right? and the etsy store looks fantastic. i love the photos. my fav is the wooden rings. LOVE that.

great work adrienne!

charrette said...

I love the necklace that looks like twigs!
And the way you've staged it all is great! Of course, with your advertising background...

And don't ADD and creativity go hand in hand? :)

EKD said...

Amazing! I never knew. Seriously, all of it looks so good.