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Plastic + Metal

Plastic + Metal will be highlighted on Crafthaus from March 13 - April 13. This online exhibition shows different perspectives on how Crafthaus members are applying plastic and metal to craft objects.

Curated By: Brice Garrett

 

Website: http://www.Crafthaus.ning.com
Location: Crathaus
Members: 115
Latest Activity: Jan 10, 2015

Plastic + Metal

 

Bubblegum POP Neckpiece


Yes Neckpiece

 

Smiley Necklace 

 

 

Bubblegum POP Neckpiece

Sterling silver, plastic Barbie doll parts and pigmented resins. 2009

4 1/4” x 4 1/2” x 1/2”

Bubblegum POP Neckpiece is a nod to pop culture in all itʼs polished, plastic glory. Itʼs made of pigmented hot pink and black resin with multiple ubiquitous Barbie doll smiles in profile, all encased in hand-fabricated sterling silver.

 

Yes Neckpiece

Sterling silver, 14k gold, plastic Barbie doll parts, resin, raw diamond, human hair. 2009. 3” x 2 1/2” x 3/4”

Yes Neckpiece is a personal self-portrait piece created to commemorate my engagement to my husband, with Barbie and Ken, standing in as the starring characters of course.

 

Smiley Necklace 

Sterling silver, plastic Barbie doll parts and resin. 2008. 6" x 4" x 3/4”

Smiley Neckpiece was initially inspired by the idea of celebrating diversity. Itʼs a piece meant to evoke happiness and togetherness, laughter and playfulness. Multiple Barbie doll faces are encased in hand-fabricated sterling silver settings.

 

Margaux Lange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puss N’ Snips Drinks Sardine Soda

 Sterling silver, epoxy-resin, craft glitter, steel springs, patina, plastic tubing

3” x 1.5” x 1.5” 

 

Puss N’ Snips is a cat-lobster mutant who is only able to indulge in Sardine Soda due to his crooked neck.  He questions our society’s definitions of beauty, normalcy and material wealth.  

 

Rachel Timmins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orbit Red Identity Bead Necklace

Recycled tin from post-consumer steel cans, plexiglas, 10k gold rivets, magnets. 27cm diameter.

This bead necklace symbolizes our personal search for identity in our material culture.  Brand name materials from post-consumer tin containers influence our unconscious consumption of advertising, marketing, and possession as identification.

 

Harriete Estel Berman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Don't

 

The Plunge  (40 Loads Series)

 

Thumb Thumb Ring (for Douglas Adams)

 

 

Don't

Sterling silver, brass, epoxy resin, pigment, patina, ribbon, photograph of Arlington National Cemetery. 14.6 x 5.4 x 1 cm.

 This piece was made in 2007-2008 and was my reaction to Don't Ask, Don't Tell (began 1993).   I admit that the initial thought to finished work took along time, and I was worried that DADT might be dead by the time the piece was finished.  Silly me.

 

The Plunge  (40 Loads Series)

Sterling silver, plastic laundry detergent cap, Plexiglas, epoxy resin, Prismacolor, found objects, patina. 7.4 x 7.4 x 10.9 cm

This piece is about taking the plunge.  Risking all and just diving in, without even checking the temperature of the water with your little toe. 

 

Thumb Thumb Ring (for Douglas Adams)

Sterling silver, resin, prismacolor pencils. 6.4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm 

Sometimes I have an urge to make a piece of jewelry for a specific person.  It's so strong a compulsion that I must finish the work before I am “permitted” to move on to something else.  This is one of those works.

 

Stevie B.

 


 

 

 


 

 

Clypeasteroida Motif Neckpiece 


 

Sabellida Motif Collar


Purple Ring 


 

Sabellida Motif Collar

Crocheted and powder coated found wire. 2010. 7”x11”x5”

I use crochet as a method for working with metal. The form of this piece was inspired by the bright red tube worms that live in the deepest part of the oceans.

 

Clypeasteroida Motif Neckpiece

Crocheted found wire, powder coating. 2010. 18.5”x13.5”X1.5”

I use crochet as a method working with metal.  These forms are based off of organisms found in the scientific group that includes sea urchins and sand dollars.

 

Purple Ring

Crocheted found wire, powder coating, cubic zirconia. 2010. 4"x3.5"x3.5" 

I use crochet as a way to work with metal.  This is one of my first pieces where I am combining just crocheted wire with the bright plastic coloring of powdercoating

 

 

Katie Schutte


 

 

 

 


 

 

I’m Gonna Get ‘Cha (Ring)


The Cowboy’s Junk (Brooch)

 

Hooty Hooo (Necklace)

 

 

I’m Gonna Get ‘Cha (Ring) 

 

Sterling Silver, PVC Plastic, Paint, Dye. 2009.  2 7/8"x 1 1/8”x 2 ½”

This is a two finger ring.

 

The Cowboy’s Junk (Brooch)

Copper, Sterling Silver, Tin, Steel, PVC Plastic, Pearls, Ink. 2009.

4 7/16” x 3” x 9/16”

This is a brooch, when worn the lags move and swish back and forth.

 

Hooty Hooo (Necklace)

Fine Silver, Sterling Silver, PVC Plastic, Copper, Enamel. 2010. 9” x ¼” x 8”

Enamel neckpiece based on a vintage gas station advertisement.

 

Kelly Robinson

 

 

 

 



 

 

Time of My Life

Faux BoneTM, plexiglass, copper, brass screws, steel, millefiori,

watch parts, oil, acrylic paint, alcohol ink. 2.5” X 2.5” X  0.5”

This is the first piece in a series of work designed to explore using oil as a way to create movement within my work. The oil-filled center globe allows the watch parts to move effortlessly through the lense, making the piece look different everytime it is worn.

 

Melissa Cable

 

 

 

 

 


 

Elastic Ring 5 (Ring a Day 19/365)

 

Roaming Antelope

 

 

Elastic Ring 5 (Ring a Day 19/365)

Recycled sterling silver, repurposed rubber bands from around morning newspaper

3.8 x 4.2 x 2.2 cm

Made of red elastics bands from around my morning newspapers, collected over the course of weeks.   Used by the unknown delivery person for only a short time the everyday object became a rare object once they switched back to the ‘regular’ ones.

 

Roaming Antelope

Oxidized sterling silver, found plastic animal, Astroturf, resin. 4.9 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm

A thoughtful little antelope, nibbling grass and roaming in a circle around the band.   A ring that calls to mind the story of the Little Prince on his tiny little planet.

 

Colleen Baran

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Texture/Materials#3

Pin, 800 gold, copper and plastic. 2009

 

Ana Albuquerque


 

 

 


 

 

Cyan Square brooch

 

Cyan Chain

 

Cyan Pearls brooch

 

 

Cyan Square brooch

copper, nickel silver, tinted plastic, plexi glass cyamotype on silk. 2010

3.5"w x 3.5"h x .5"d

 

Cyan Chain

nickel silver, silver, plastic, paper, cyanotype on silk, pearls. 2010.

3.5"w x 1.8"h x 2"d

 

Cyan Pearls brooch

copper,  nickel silver, wood, tinted plastic, plexi glass, cyanotype on silk. 2010

3.75"w x 3.75"h x .5"d

Objects, chosen for their emotional resonance, are transformed into  cyanotype images on silk. The images are combined with mixed media, including a layer of pink plastic that unifies the structural strata.

 

Thea Clark

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting Plastic + Metal

 

 

About the Curator:

Brice Garrett is a Jewellery + Corpus MA candidate at Konstfack University of Art, Crafts and Design in Stockholm Sweden. He received his BA in Jewelry + Metalsmithing from San Diego State University. Brice has exhibited internationally and has been a Finalist in the Student NICHE Awards.

http://crafthaus.ning.com/profile/BriceGarrett

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Comment by Leisa Rich on March 13, 2011 at 12:05pm
It is always a pleasure to see the wealth of ideas and creative concepts of different individuals...thanks again for profiling some really talented people!!!!
Comment by Liz Hall on March 13, 2011 at 11:34am
Many moons ago (in college) I used lot's of plexi glass in my pieces.  Now I've gotten back into plastics via polymer clay and resins.  I love the colors, textures, designs, etc. I can get combining these with metal. Sun King above combines Fine Silver (PMC) a resin cabochon with glass beads and polymer bulls-eyes embedded and a polymer squiggle thing in the center.
Comment by Rachelauren Somers on March 13, 2011 at 11:32am

Last spring I used plastic, plexi to create a bridal necklace inspired by the Rorschach ink blot test.

Comment by Renee Rouillier on March 13, 2011 at 11:27am
These pieces are not only visually stimulating, but also mentally; and many do have that surrealistic quality which I admire. So many talented artists on crafthaus.
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