Swarm, part of the Signs of Life exhibit at Facere Gallery, really made me look twice. The leather, bronze and stainless steel necklace was made by SUNY New Paltz Graduate student Aliyah Gold – check out her blog for more compelling pieces to accessorize Swarm – definitely not for the faint-hearted (don’t know if I could handle the bees buzzing in my ear).
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Swarm, leather, bronze, stainless steel
Beehive Brooches, leather, bronze, stainless steel
The Princess and the Pea, leather, stainless steel, 14k gold, sterling silver
Much of Gold’s leather and metal pendants and brooches look like they might include pyrography – another unusual mix of materials and techniques to jump start your Thursday.
Adoration of Child, 18k gold, sterling silver, box wood, leather
“By combining natural materials such as wood, leather, and ivory substitutes with my metalwork, I strive to create work that demonstrates both the fortitude and the vulnerability of the human body.” Aliyah Gold