Beads & lacquer hairpin in copper green

Exploration

Reinvention

Beads threaded onto wire are assembled with Leaves from lacquer on a u-shaped hairpin to be placed into one’s hair and shaped as wanted.

Material

Composite
Experimental materials
Glass
Metal

Craft

Jewellery
Tinkering
Metal-working

General Technique

Combining
Constructing
Forming and shaping

Specific Technique

Beadwork with wire
Surface exploration with Lacquer

Properties & Qualities

Application

Accessory Jewellery

Qualities

3D Flexible Opaque Shiny

Colour

Earth colour Green

Sample Information

Date of creation

March, 2021

Dimensions

11cm x 7cm

Process & Production

The Beads are threaded onto the wire which is then twisted to hold the beads in the desired place. Most of the beads that are combined are second hand. The wire measures between 0,2 and 0,4 mm in thickness.

The leaves are made from lacquer and bended wire. By twisting the wire and shaping it into the desired form it creates the outline. The lacquer is applied with a paint brush or dipped into. Once applied, it spreads within the wire frame and takes about a minute to harden. To protect the delicate surface, a transparent hardener is applied on top of each leaf before they can be carefully assembled.

Credits

Craft Maker

Anna Kersig

Photographer

Anna Kersig