Friday, 27 January 2012


After many hours etching, mono printing, hand stitching and getting covered in brusho even when wearing gloves. All eight of my final pieces finally got completed, within my range with the given title ‘naïve’.

Keeping within the naïve feel to my pieces I gave each item a name which created more of a character and personality to the pieces. When it came to choosing what names to give them, it was very simple. And I settled with giving them my pet fish’s names past and current, who are the apple of my both left and right eyeballs.  

Benjamin Scott Lee piece, mixed media necklace
My main focus exhibition piece which I created was a mixed media necklace which combined the materials of textiles and jewellery within the one piece. This was made up of hand stitching onto ready brought felt and onto brightly coloured fabrics, as well as then etching animal’s heads and vegetables and therefore having them within the one final outcome.

Tilly piece, textiles famed art work
Cassidy Joy piece, textiles sign plaque
Bluebell day, ceramic wall piece
I also went onto to make a piece of textiles framed art work and a door sign plaque which was created for the children’s bedroom, which were both created using brusho onto suede and embellishing into it with hand embroidery using both thin and thick threads. I created a ceramic wall hanging to fit within a children’s bedroom, which was made for extra smooth clay, stamping with my rubber stamps which I had previously created within textiles. Then mono printing over the top, having a transparent glaze applied to it before finally adding the decals over the top.

Florence Sunflower Alexandra piece, jewellery silver plated brooch
T Ducky Rex piece, mixed media silver plated brooch
I created two brooches as well, one being completely copper which was then silver plated and joined together though hand stitch. This piece was made up of a cows head, a mushroom body and a pepper lower body part. These were influenced by my animal vegetable creatures which I had previously created. My second brooch was mixed media having the same cows head created twice; one being in copper, again being silver plated and oxidised to bring out the linear and the detail of the etching. And the other one being created with different coloured brought felt which had then being hand embroidered into. The two pieces where then connected together using silver jump rings.

Patrick Tilly James piece, textiles key ring

Arthur Judas, jewellery key ring
I also created two different key rings, one being purely textiles. Being created using the materials of ready brought felt, and Angelina fibres as well being worked back into with hand embroidery. My second key ring was purely jewellery, made of copper, again being silver plated and oxidised and connected by stitches, and being completed with jump ring arms and legs.

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