- Liana Kabel
- Brisbane, Australia
- My studio is located in Brisbane, Australia. For the past 10 years I’ve been enjoying creating jewellery designs from an array of mundane materials. Tupperware and knitting needles have remained a firm favourite. My designs have been published numerous times, graced the shelves of many wonderful galleries and stores and been worn by those whose aren’t afraid of colour and attention. All of which I am very grateful for. For several years I’ve also been fortunate enough to work with many businesses as a coach and workshop facilitator.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Evolution of a Brooch
1. Found bright pink rope. Thought I'll use that one day. Liked the colour, it was cheap, good texture, and was in great condition.
2. Experimented with melting the rope. Plan was to melt pieces of it completely.
3. While melting realised the texture was great and worth keeping. Liked it looking like rope. Kept experimenting and found a way to make it stiff, while keeping the appearance of rope.
4. Made some samples. Wanted to make a chain.
5. Worked on making the pieces look more finished.
6. Needed a few pieces to exhibit (will talk about this in the next post) so thought a few samples would be good to show.
7. Started layering pieces and realised they would make great brooches. Plus three of these would look good as a group.
8. Made three finished brooches as shown above.
9. Will now keep experimenting with other types rope, and other forms of jewellery.
10. Want to finish that chain.