I love miniature chairs and have a small collection of them. Most of my collection is on my fireplace mantel, a few are placed here and there throughout the house. I always wanted to try to make chair jewelry and as part of my journey to learn to work with metal, I tried making chair earrings. These are the first design I’ve come up with.
Now, I must tell you, this is the second draft of the first design. My thought was to do a little retro chair, the kind with a bucket seat that swivels. I looked at chairs, sketched my design out and made a sample pair of chair earrings. I asked one friend what she thought and she said they were beautiful butterfly earrings. Not what I was hoping for. I asked another friend, she said what cute little hearts, they’re adorable. So, I went back to the drawing board and hopefully this pair looks more like chairs. I’d like to play with the idea some more – different chair styles and maybe a bracelet of little chair charms.
Two-dimensional chairs like I’ve done give you more challenges when it comes to design because a level of abstraction is needed. Three-dimensional ones may have some wearability challenges when it comes to the chair legs. I still love them all anyway.
There are some other people out there playing with chairs and here are some pieces I like. This single chair necklace is from Beyond the Valley and I think has a graceful elegance.
For a total WOW factor, I love, love this necklace made entirely of chairs.
Here’s hoping there is more chair jewelry in my future.