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Out of nothing

Lital Mendel



Epoxy, silver, zircon.

The popular perception of jewelry is that it needs to be made of materials like precious metals, diamonds, and gems. It should sparkle and be beautiful. In this collection, I'm checking what happens when I stray slightly askew from that perception. I used familiar structures and shapes from the world of fine jewelry, such as chatons and rings with multi-stone settings, and instead of setting stones in those structures, I set the structures themselves in a chunk of epoxy. The resulting objects shimmer with a familiar blueish hue which simulates a glinting gem with the purpose of easing the brain into accepting the objects as fine jewelry.

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