Ready for another round of DO IT ?
I like this one - because it's pretty close to what I want this series to be: Taking an idea and giving it my own twist, combining it with the supplies I have and other ideas I had before. Not just copying it. And eventually starting a project I had been planning for a long time. (I guess the professional term for this process is called inspiration...)
As always in the DO IT series, the starting point was a pin. This time it's from a really nice blogpost by Ana from fluxi on tour about the shop Rare Device in San Francisco. I liked the way they displayed their jewelry: in frames. I pinned it to my ideas board because I thought it was a great idea for the shop I'm secretely dreaming to own one day (aren't you, too?) or just as a styling idea for a photo.
Then two other construction sites (professional term: works in progress) of mine entered the scene. My gallery wall in the kitchen which I'm constantly changing and rearranging (professional term: editing) and a very special piece of jewelry. It's actually rather a piece of art: an interpretation of the New York skyline as a gigantic brooch. My aunt - a goldsmith, jewelry designer and true artist - made it and gave it to me more than 10 years ago because I had lived in New York City with my family for a while when I was in my teens. The pin is too big to actually wear it and I've always looked for a way to display it nicely. Ping!
The idea is so simple, but I never thought of it before: Frame it!
I tried to clean the brooch a little. (I think it used to be silver once...) As you can see it didn't really work - but I actually like it that way, rough and dirty. I'm not sure yet if it will be part of the gallery wall or just by itself - still trying out different options!
I'm beginning to ask myself what I've gotten myself into here by promising to do and post one project a week. It looks so easy, but these posts are taking me so long! And a week is a lot shorter than I thought...