The inspiration for this piece is the rose vines that protected Sleeping Beauty while she slept. The rose bud on the back represents the wearer's blossoming potential. The shape of the necklace profile is a heart when not worn.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
An encircling heart-shaped necklace with focal views from front and back. 960 Sterling silver, hand-painted and resin Champleve. The underside is intricately adorned. Entwined vines wrap fully around the shoulders and dip down the back where a secret rose bud represents the waking potential of Sleeping Beauty.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This necklace is to be worn, ideally with a dress or top that has a v-neck front and back.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The initial sketches of Sleeping Beauty began in August 2016, and the piece was completed in January 2017. All work was produced in Pittsburgh, USA.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
PMC 960 Sterling. Oil Paint. Resin.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
200mm x 190mm x 200mm
silver, metal clay, champleve, color, necklace
There was not any specific research performed for the design of this necklace. There were explorations as to how to shape the piece to hang properly. Several paper mock-ups were created to test different shapes for fit.
The major hurdle while designing Sleeping Beauty was getting the shape planned so that the piece would drape properly on the wearer, and maintain the heart shape when not worn. There were two very difficult challenges with the production of this piece. The first challenge was to roll out such a large sheet of silver clay, and gain a clean impression from the mold. Then, once the top and underside of the front and back were molded, making sure the fragile clay dried in the correct shape so that the top and underside would match for joining together.
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All images: Liz Sabol, Sleeping Beauty, 2017
Copyright 2016-17 Liz Sabol.