Friday, June 27, 2008

End-of-the-day Celluloid Earrings

Recently a client bought to me a lovely old but fragile and broken celluloid fan.
It is not unlike these end-of-the-day fans found here.
Like end-of-the-day glass, end-of-the-day celluloid is when all the scraps were melted up together in crazy swirly patterns. I have no idea how old the fan is but the material smelled strongly of camphor when I was cutting it. the earrings are fitted with 18 carat gold fittings which sets off the bright rich tones beautifully I think!

6 comments:

lisette said...

wow - these are gorgeous! are they for sale??

Queen of Light and Joy said...

there's something special and beautiful about celluloid. I'm not sure if it's because it's a man made product visually representative of natural materials or because it's just cool. I love... love love these earings by the way.

Kay said...

Truly beautiful earrings.
And I never knew that that celluloid was lots of bits of plastic glued together - but of course! Tortoiseshell-like tho' isn't it?

Rebecca-the-Wrecker said...

thanks everyone! I also found out that celluloid does self destruct and can infect other celluloid if you are not careful. best to store it in acid free glass or ceramic. also it is highly flammable - like film.

Rebecca-the-Wrecker said...

sorry no not for sale as they are for a client who wanted something made from her old broken fan.

kindling said...

I love your work, and resonate with your motivation, a lot . These earrings are great.