I found vintage images of French nudes from Paris recently and they were my inspiration for a new series of jewelry featuring aspects from those beautiful old photographs.
I hammered copper with a texture hammer creating a wood like surface that I then enhanced with patina. I then cut an off set peep hole and a french nude was sandwiched between the two layers of copper.
play of soft pearls against the hard copper and the nuts and bolts. This ying/yang method appears often in my work - I am drawn to it again and again. When I am finished with the piece it just feels right to me.
The image has a resin lens that gives the image a nice glow and protects it from wear.
This necklace was created in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. I am currently making a series of variations of this necklace for my upcoming show at The Liberty Belle in the West Bottoms of Kansas City the first weekend of October. Stop by, it's a great show and I would love to see you. You can't miss me I will be the booth under the mannequin hanging from the window above made from twigs and metal wire - another piece I put together for the show.
I will also have vintage hats, a fabulous vintage coat from the 70s, a couple of vintage dresses, and great vintage purses from the 50s-70s. Hope to see you there.
Blessings - Julie