Non non non, vous n’y êtes pas ! on n’est pas « au cinéma ce soir » avec « Il faut sauver le soldat Ryan », MAIS plutôt il faut « sauver » la créatrice de bijoux Roxy Lentz !
Effectivement elle vient de m’écrire « Where I live none of the jewelry we both love would sell, none. So, when I try to go for that, I never know if I am going on the right path. …… I am ready to stop making jewelry to please the midwest taste …. »
J’avais déjà remarqué, et donc aimé, certains de ses bijoux sur mon « board » Pinterest « ROUGH, RUDE & SAUVAGE … jewelry » mais en voici plus … rien qu’en son honneur !
She calls her jewelry “uncommon jewelry for independent women” …..
Roxy Lentz – necklace – Copper, pexi glass, steel.
« Re purposed metal with a new mission. My jewelry is fabricated from recycled metals I find at thrift shops; I occasionally will use purchased metal, but prefer the patina of metal that has a history. Silver plate trays once given as wedding gifts, stored and then abandoned are crafted into one of a kind pieces that will bring attention to the wearer every time they are worn. In 2010 I received a grant from the Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville, KY to go to Florence, Italy and take a two week course of intensive study in the fabrication of studio art jewelry, at the world known Alchimia Contemporary Jewellry School. Jewelry resulting from this study is in the “Firenze Collection”. I show my one-of-a-kind jewelry at selected art shows, and in several galleries across the US. (for example, « Ferrous », held at Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco CA. 2013) » Roxy Lentz
Roxy Lentz - 3 brooches made from repurposed metals, largest 6”
Roxy Lentz – Bangle from re purposed silver plated trays, copper wire, fire patina
Roxy Lentz – Necklace – Steel wire, brass
Roxy Lentz – Brooch (front & back) – Silver plate tray, fire patina, steel. Photo by artist
Roxy Lentz - Necklace of recycled metal, PVC pipe
Roxy Lentz - « I found it on the ground » – Brooch, plexi-glass, nickel silver, brass, steel.
The pexi-glass is from a fabric store sign that was blown down during a hurricane. Hurricane Ike took a side trip to the mid-west. NFS – More brooches may be made in this material and style. about 3″ long.
« I found it on the ground« The materials used for this jewelry have a past, and memories that go back to the beginning of time. Elements fused together and became metal, the metal was refined and fabricated into beautiful silver plated trays given as gifts for a new marriage, to someone who earned a bit of recognition, or just because.
Then the memories change and are passed on to someone else, and the old memories are refashioned into new ones.
A walk along a beach or river, will often find bits and pieces of burnt wood, things once recognizable and useful, now cast aside. Memories of a campfire, love, friendship, and good food.
This collection is about the memories that fill our lives, we share, put away, then burn into our consciousness for safekeeping.
Roxy Lentz - « I found it on the ground » – Cuff/bangle of repurposed silver plate tray with fire patina. Riveted to found pexi-glass with frosted finish. About 5 inches across
Roxy Lentz - « The wild child » cuff, it can be just about anything. Will it catch on peoples clothes? yes, if they wear a loose weave. But, some people love it, and wouldn’t have it any other way -
I LOVE it !!