Silk Painting Product – Jewellery

By Barbara Gabogrecan

When I decided to enter the Australian Gift of the Year competition, one of the sections I decided to enter was for a related group of five products. But I only had four, so I racked my brain to think of what I could do for the fifth product. I decided on jewellery – but how could I use silk painting to create jewellery? The first thing I looked at was jewellery findings; just what was available that I could place silk in.

Finally I decided on three circular pieces, about 20mm diameter. There were two pieces to the circle; a background piece that was slightly convex and a circular ring that was nicely engraved. Each set had a small ring attached!

On two of them I added silver earring hooks and on the third I threaded a solid ring that went around your neck. I now had a pair of earrings and a pendant.

I placed a piece of silk on light weight white cardboard and glued it on. I then cut it to fit the circles. They actually looked great. But how would I present them?

By accident I found a lovely box that had two ‘door’ like openings. The silk jewellery looked fantastic when the doors were opened to reveal it sitting on a cushioned background. I now had my five products.

Yes, I won the Award for The best selection of product and I also won an Award for the best jewellery! However it was quite embarrassing when retailers contacted me to see my collection of jewellery – and I didn’t have any jewellery!

However, it was great to know that my designs were good enough to win major awards. That year I won five awards and the next year I won another two. To be successful with product, you just have to use the same creativity to develop product as you do when creating works of Art.

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2 thoughts on “Silk Painting Product – Jewellery

  1. a

    Hi, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, awesome blog!

    1. Peter Post author

      Thanks A (I am sure there is more to your name!) I actually use Internet Explorer all the time; my husband uses Firefox and my son uses Chrome and everything seems to be fine when we are looking at this blog. So I am not sure what the problem could have been. Barb


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