Re-posted from 31 Mar 2011
On the way into work today, I thought of how my life (and others, possibly) has been influenced by the media – films and TV.
My jewellery collection CLAIRELY has possessed me more and more as time goes on, and as I create new pieces, the organic way in which I create makes it a trifle difficult to be structured when comes time to categorize my pieces into collections and lists.
I realize this says something about me.That I am not so organized. Oh well.
But my pieces say also something about the things I care about, about things that have influenced me.
My latest piece – CTM -which I have lumped in with my newest collection – STEPPIN’ OUT – is about getting your flirt groove on. It’s in the collection with high heels, handbags, music signs (go out and hear some music now). It’s a celebration of kicking hibernation to the curb and getting out.
Coffee, tea, or me? I so remember when this book and movie came out.
Since I already had a coffee pot,
I went a step further wanting to do a teapot, and then the natural progression was this new piece -CTM -all I needed to do was add the “me”.
So now, there is not only the triple neck piece, but coffee, tea, me are also available individually.
The coffee pot is in the PORT ROYAL collection. My rationalization – that pirates must also drink coffee – wouldn’t you think?
The collection was named after Port Royal a harbour in Jamaica, a (in)famous pirate haven back in the day.
In this same collection, I have this piece which came from my childhood watching TV at nights with my father. I thought the bird gave it a pirate-esque feeling. Hence it became part of the collection.
(Looks much better “live”)
I prefer to tie several pieces together not only for more drama, but also for telling a story. For example, I wear the guy with the bird with two of the other pieces from the Port Royal line – very maritime, especially with stripes!
But them sometimes I change it up, and together with my big keyhole, this takes the story in another direction (Hitchcock-esque).
So, influence and be influenced.
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