During accessories our brief was to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary; using pegs, pens, and pompoms and turning them into contemporary art.
Initially bringing in a bag full of bits and bobs was daunting due to the initial uselessness, and a rather unimpressive precedent these items carried, however, after spending time conceptualising ideas soon work prevailed.
My eye immediately was drawn to the colour pallet that I had decided to focus my theme around; yellow and black. With this in mind, I chose gold wire, pens, labels and journal stickers.
The first activity entailed an exploration of these materials to create a final image in which we would create accessories from. Additionally, the final form chosen could then also be photocopied and then used as a repeat pattern to also add to the accessories.
I tried to keep within my colour pallet, while still not restricting myself with materials, for example, experimenting with measuring tapes and wooden pegs. The most successful structures included 2D and 3D elements e.g. using labels, pegs and the wire once wrapped up.
My final structure:
Repeated pattern alternatives:
First accessory idea
Second accessory idea
Third accessory idea
Prop: Wire, paper, fragile tape, boning
Bracelet: Fake nails, boning, butterfly clips and black nail varnish
Necklace: Pen lids, wire, and boning
Overall, I think the week's workshop was successful due to the type and amount of accessories I was able to make and also be also to use for my final piece if appropriate. However, I am going to build upon the products made such as adding text to the choker as well as recreating the prop using white material and also white paint - inspired by the styling workshop previously done.