Flower Necklace ~ An Exercise in Haute-Reuse

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Made from flower skeletons and recycled sterling silver metal pieces.  This necklace was an exercise in creating refinement and beauty using leftover metal from my Bouquet Collection (see post below).  Last year I designed this collection that required hours of hand cutting flowers from sheet metal.  I became inspired by the skeleton pieces that collected in my bench catch, falling at the last cut, into a mountain of shimmering light made by reflections from the curved and jagged edges of the flower skeletons.

Flower Necklace is textured with layers of sterling silver metal, fabricated using age-old metalsmithing techniques of sweat and joint soldering, and sawing.  Each chain link is made from scrap wire, and the clasp is set with a picture jasper cabochon surrounded by black onyx seed bead petals.

HAUTE ~PASSIONATE ~ UNCOMMON ~ ELEGANT ~ POWERFUL ~ EXUBERANT

 

 

 

 

 

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In Bloom ~ Corelyn Earrings

 

Corelyn Earrings | View at allysonmellone.com

These are showy flower earrings full of beautiful textures.  They are hand cut to a shape that is daisy-like and have a feathery texture for a vintage, yet modern flare.  These earrings are part of the Bouquet Collection.  Come by and view the collection here.

 

 

 

 

 

Ear Adornments

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

 – Coco Chanel

 

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The spirit is graceful, tasteful, sophisticated, classic, chic, smart, and fashionable.  For your ears.  Styles are available at my shop: allysonmellone.com and at allysonmellone.etsy.com.