Triptych – Saul Bell Design Award Finalist 2017- fairytale jewelry by Iwona Tamborska
This piece is one of the Finalists of the Saul Bell Design Award 2017 and BeadDreams 2016 Finalist.
In this piece I wanted to create a story about a surreal, magical land, where flight comes naturally to its inhabitants. Flying has always been present in my dreams and artwork, as were insects. The jewelry is a scene, where all three pieces (bracelet, ring and a thimble) play a part.
The center of all is the ring – a magical flying island with a bottle of honey. The real honey is the most favorite thing for all insects. That is why all the creatures in this work are racing to get it. Some of the insects are ridden by tiny people, who are also trying to get to the honey or are trying to protect the honey. It is a contest.
It will be most likely won by the rider on the biggest beetle (bracelet).
The rider of the butterfly (thimble) does not want to take part in the race, but doesn’t know that the Fate is controlling his destiny in this story. The Fate is represented by the face on the bottom of the thimble.
The silver jewelry is gold plated, the insects are decorated with moonstones (flying beetles) and an amber (smaller beetle). The glass bottle was custom made for this design, engraved with a diamond drill to match the whole design and filled with honey. The flowers, butterflies and the top part of the bracelet are chemically coloured. The bracelet and the bottom of the ring are also decorated with garnets.
The whole story is on my blog http://blog.rekamistworzone.com/tale-jewelry-triptych-tamborska
and a film on youtube:
Also this piece had a fairytale photoshoot by Quality Pixels Photography, which might steals hearts of fantasy lovers