Wednesday, February 27, 2008

BANG BANG Commissioned Jewelry - for jenny Reed




Sterling silver necklace and cufflinks featuring reclaimed 38 + 22 caliber bullet shells

Why bullets? Well I have a love for machines and mechanisms of all types and guns fall into these categories. While growing up in America it is sort of hard not to be a bit curious about guns whether you are for or against owning one. I have always been fascinated by gun design especially hand-crafted guns like the rifles made by James Purdy and Sons of London.

I have made the cufflinks for a couple of friends who are into hunting and shooting and the necklace was a commission from John Reed of Exportaid UK for his daughter's 21st birthday. John asked me to make something his daughter could wear anywhere but also make an edgy statement as she really likes things that are outside the norm. So I thought it would be interesting to make a kind of traditional looking necklace modeled after diamond and pearl drop necklaces but replace the precious elements with the ends of the bullet shells. This necklace also makes quite a good statement about the violence and greed behind fine jewelry from jewelry heists to conflict diamonds.

Give a shout!
H.

photos by HSkowood

2 comments:

MISS TUKATZ!! said...

STICK EM UP OR I'LL POP A CAP IN YO ASS!!!!

They are fantastic!! as always- your stuff rocks!! xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh My GOD! I love that necklace... I was perving on your ring from the same collection the whole time you were here....
Le Muckster