Like many others who do not live within walking distance of the beach, I am taking the opportunity to work with my existing collection of found objects. I like the idea of making jewellery but also making art in the form of jewellery. Some of my finds are rusty or delicate and some hold the secrets of untold years in the sea, sent to my bit of coast from who knows where. And some of these pieces are not suitable for wearing so here they are presented as if they could be.
I was recently looking at my various finds and decided that a piece of old number plate reminded me of a book cover. I rubbed it down and set about making a paper book to go inside.
The bound book had covers made from prints and I added a fishing line and weight in colours to match. However, I was not happy with this – I felt the interior needed to be made from found objects to match the cover. I had a rummage and found some suitable fibreglass pieces.
My next book project will be to make a mini book using part of this found mobile phone part as the cover ….