Saturday, November 22, 2008

V & A Sketches

On a trip to London yesterday I managed to grab an hour at the V & A Museum and headed to the jewellery galleries for some bling inspiration! ;o) I bought a Hand Book Artist Journal in the summer and thought it was time I christened it so I thought I'd share a couple of my first scribbles in it with you.

I loved this beautiful chatelaine. It's cut steel and made in the 1850s. You can see it in all it's glory here. I love the idea of creating a modern day chatelaine!

There were several Papal rings on display and they were HUGE! Bling isn't a recent invention!! This one was really chunky, gilded bronze with a milky greeny coloured stone. I get comments galore on the ring I made with the circuitboard from a low energy lightbulb (see this post for a reminder) and, inspired by these Papal beauties, I'd love to go chunkier with some new rings!

1 comment:

Linda D. said...

Maz, these are great!!! Ages since I visited the V&A, perhaps next year...