Salty and Buoyant

Salty and Buoyant

Jan
17

Joy BC Salty and Buoyant, 2021 18kt recycled yellow gold, south sea baroque pearls, natural blue Sri Lankan sapphire, natural yellow fancy diamond and white diamond earrings 6.5 cm long Unique ‘Salty and Buoyant’ -both descriptive of the sea and emotional states. These earrings are born from my continuous research of the sea. Using colour as a form of abstract expression, the blue and yellow are symbolising water and moonlight. Close tones have been paired from the gem-stones to the pearls. The carved texture is signature to how I draw and carve. This comes from my lineage of stone carving from my father and his ancestors who were stone masons dating back to the 11th century. It is a misconception that pearls are created from a grain of sand. The pearl is cause from a trauma, intruder or infection. I see a pearl as perfect metaphor for something beautiful that comes from something difficult.’ – Joy BC    

Elytra Earrings

Dec
03

John Moore Elytra Collection, 2021 18kt gold & aluminium elytra reversible earrings Colour: gold & sunset with purple & green 9 cm (large) Unique Elytra is the entomological name for beetle wings, which inspired this collection. Multiple elytra, made from dyed, anodised aluminium, are clustered together to form overlapping patterns that remind us of fish scales,  flower petals and bird feathers. Earrings can be suspended upside down, causing the elytra to flare outwards, like an open pinecone.  

Elytra Earrings

Dec
03

John Moore Elytra Collection, 2021 Silver hoop & 12 aluminium elytra reversible earrings Colour: dappled blue on dark green 9 cm (large) Unique Elytra is the entomological name for beetle wings, which inspired this collection. Multiple elytra, made from dyed, anodised aluminium, are clustered together to form overlapping patterns that remind us of fish scales,  flower petals and bird feathers. Earrings can be suspended upside down, causing the elytra to flare outwards, like an open pinecone.  

Elytra Earrings

Dec
03

John Moore Elytra Collection, 2021 Silver hoop & 12 aluminium elytra reversible earrings Colour: soft grey & pink 9 cm (large) Unique 

Elytra Earrings

Dec
03

John Moore Elytra Collection, 2021 Silver clasp & 12 aluminium elytra reversible earrings Colour: dappled blue on purple 9 cm (large) Unique Elytra is the entomological name for beetle wings, which inspired this collection. Multiple elytra, made from dyed, anodised aluminium, are clustered together to form overlapping patterns that remind us of fish scales,  flower petals and bird feathers. Earrings can be suspended upside down, causing the elytra to flare outwards, like an open pinecone.  

Elytra Earrings

Dec
03

John Moore Elytra Collection, 2021 Silver hoop & 12 aluminium elytra, cross hatch reversible earrings Colour: blue & red 9 cm (large) Unique Elytra is the entomological name for beetle wings, which inspired this collection. Multiple elytra, made from dyed, anodised aluminium, are clustered together to form overlapping patterns that remind us of fish scales,  flower petals and bird feathers. Earrings can be suspended upside down, causing the elytra to flare outwards, like an open pinecone.  

Elytra Earrings

Dec
03

John Moore Elytra Collection, 2021 Silver hoop & 28 aluminium elytra, cross-hatch reversible earrings Colour: pink & gold 14 cm (extra large) Unique Elytra is the entomological name for beetle wings, which inspired this collection. Multiple elytra, made from dyed, anodised aluminium, are clustered together to form overlapping patterns that remind us of fish scales,  flower petals and bird feathers. Earrings can be suspended upside down, causing the elytra to flare outwards, like an open pinecone.  

Elytra Earrings

Dec
03

John Moore Elytra Collection, 2021 Silver hoop & 28 aluminium elytra reversible earrings Colour: olive & red 14 cm (extra large) Unique Elytra is the entomological name for beetle wings, which inspired this collection. Multiple elytra, made from dyed, anodised aluminium, are clustered together to form overlapping patterns that remind us of fish scales,  flower petals and bird feathers. Earrings can be suspended upside down, causing the elytra to flare outwards, like an open pinecone.  

Listening Aids – Golden Sounds

Dec
03

Joy BC Listening Aids – Golden Sounds, 2021 18kt recycled yellow gold and south seas golden pearls earrings 4.5 cm total length Edition of 10 Unique within the series   ‘Active listening is a communication technique that requires the listener to understand, interpret and evaluate what they hear. The ability to listen actively can improve personal relationships through conflicts, strengthening cooperation and fostering understanding. People often are not listening attentively. They may be distracted, thinking about other things, or about what they are going to say next. The latter case is true in conflict or disagreement. Active listening is a structured way of listening and responding to others, focusing on the speaker. Suspending ones own frame of reference, suspending judgment and avoiding other internal mental activities are more important to fully attend to the speaker. This particular ‘Listening Aid’ is with pearls and about the sea as an archetype of the unconscious.’ ‘The sea is the favorite symbol for the unconscious, the mother of all that lives.’ – Carl Jung (Special Phenomenology; Part IV; Psyche & Symbol) ‘The sea is like music, it has all the dreams of the soul within itself and sounds them over.’ – Carl Jung    

Rongorongo Earrings – Homage to Alan Watts

Nov
02

Tania Pistone Rongorongo, (Alan Watts) 2021 18kt gold with bespoke white enamel earrings 1.5 x 10 cm  Unique and signed Tania Pistone’s wearable art project for Elisabetta Cipriani gallery came to life following the artist’s Rongorongo series, paintings which depict an imaginary alphabet on gold-leaf plates. In her Rongorongo paintings, Pistone creates symbols in a deliberate attempt to reach an ideal alphabet, which addresses our shared, collective human unconscious. A place which she believes has been shaped by the experiences of our ancestors. ‘This project was dedicated to Alan Watts, an English philosopher born in (1915 – 1973). His major contribution was given as a popularizer in the West of Eastern philosophies (Zen). In one of his many monologues, there is the one on: what is love, which I used to engrave the plates (obviously it is fragmented into the various jewels), but the intention is that the message they carry is that. I am attaching the text:’ -Pistone (translated from Italian) Well now really when we go back into falling in love. And say, it′s crazy. Falling. You see? We don’t say “rising into love.” There is in it the idea of the fall. And it goes back, as a matter of fact, to extremely fundamental things. That there is […]