Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wire Jewelry by Rachel Reilly

Knitting with wire can produce
beautiful jewelry.
The artful collection by
Rachel Reilly is rather theatrical
and showcases a fine control
of texture and movement.
Her one-of-a-kind wearable sculptures
made with wire and feathers
are especially enchanting.
Part of the reason may be her location;
she lives in Glastonbury, South West England
a place she describes as, "a very spiritual and mystical
place with many myths and Arthurian legends.
This undoubtedly has influenced my work."


We can see some of that influence in
these romantic pieces.






The subtle coloration she says is due to
blending several colors at once as she knits
the metal. 





 

She has an uncanny ability to make fine wire
look like fabric.

 



Knitted and sculpted wire has
never looked so romantic.
The graceful, flowing forms
are simply lovely.

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1 comment:

  1. That is what I would call a work of art. These pieces are unique and very original. The color choices are perfect and have harmonized well to produce something that is truly stunning. I worked in a store last summer and scarves were all the rage, selling like crazy, we had a huge variety, but nothing like this. The metal and feathers really work well together, in an organic sort of way, but I also love the ones without feathers. Really great blog here, very well put together without too much clutter.

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