Sunday, 19 August 2012
This is a harness I adapted and customised with a spine. I wanted it to run the entire length of the wearer's back.
What I like about this piece is that it can be worn different ways - upside down, back to front etc, to make it look completely different each time.
I've been making a few pieces of jewellery for myself recently. I have a huge interest in natural history and anatomy and I am a huge fan of the jeweler Shaun Leane who uses unusual materials and reference points for his work. So I thought I would have a go at making some pieces that I wouldn't be able to find in the shops.
So with my ongoing Flintstones fascination, I got hold of a real sheep vertebrae and seperated and cleaned all the bones with a messy and smelly process. Each bone was then sealed.