Karen Whiterod refabricated nylon adjustable necklace
Karen Whiterod nylon black and gold earrings re-fabricated into adjustable necklace. Through the 90s I was a jewellery-designer maker. This was a pair of earrings from my first range of jewellery using nylon and gold-leaf (the dots). I resist-dyed each segment. The sections were made three-dimensional by forming into aluminium. The segments are rivetted together.
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Through the 90s I was a jewellery-designer maker working with nylon. This is made from a pair of earrings in my Gold-leaf dots range, the first collection of jewellery I made with nylon. Each segment has been resist dyed to make a pattern. The shape was made three-dimensional by forming into aluminium, then rivetted with brass wire to hold the form. The dyed pattern is enhanced with dots of gold-leaf. The nylon has been glass-bead blasted (a similar process to sand blasting but much finer) to give a fine matt surface on one side.