My play days have actually ended up unexpectedly productive. I thought I’d try out a slightly more sophisticated take on my re-collect pieces…
The concept behind this bangle is one I played with a while back with a ribbon ring I made and it’s always been in the back of my mind to fine-tune…I think I’m getting somewhere with this bangle.
I’m sure I have mentioned before that I have always been a bit of a ‘collector’ as I like to call it. I have a huge box of ribbons and lace that has slowly grown over the years, old coins with different shades of patina, old writing paper and photographs, jewellery and little boxes and old vintage books with their stained pages and musty smells …I’ve held onto and kept these things and for some reason and because of this, whether I can identify the reason or not, it gives them worth.
I had a moment of slight epiphany the other day when I realised that a lot of the things are held onto because I felt I could use them to make something ‘special’ or they had a quality I wanted to use or capture…and so the decision was made to do just that!
Here are some playful pieces that were the result of a morning of rummaging through all my little collections and boxes and just creating with no plan really: