Sunday, 19 August 2012

Alligator head shoulder piece

As a continuation of my Bone Jewellery (see below), I made this shoulder pad from a vintage piece of taxidermy I bought at a car boot sale. It was inspired by gladiator harnesses.

Bone jewellery - spine harness

The last piece of skeletal jewellery I made in the last few weeks, although I'm inspired to do some more shortly.

This is a harness I adapted and customised with a spine. I wanted it to run the entire length of the wearer's back.

Bone jewellery - Pelvis collar

Another post of my bone jewellery I've been making, this time a collar / necklace made from a pelvis.

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.

Bone jewellery - Spine necklace

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.