With custom jewelry design one never really knows when work will come to the studio. Continue reading “A Love Story and the Lost Bracelet”
Three gorgeous pieces of jewelry were re-created for Larry McQueen, the owner of The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design and presented to the Academy. These pieces and the costumes from his collection were on exhibit at the Academy Museum of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, for more details see the article below.
What: Hollywood Costume Exhibit
Where: The Historic Wilshire May Company Building
Location: 6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Miracle Mile
Unlike some years, I’ll remember fondly how I kicked-off 2015…and that’s in-style. Literally. While most likely spent January 1st curled up on the couch nursing their New Year’s Eve hang-over, we found our way through the easily maneuverable LA streets to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences new home on Wilshire Boulevard. Currently inside the historic Wilshire May Company Building, resides a tribute to Hollywood history. The caveat is that this history is told through fabric and shoes, handbags and hats.
Hollywood Costume creates the rare opportunity of introducing movie-lovers to the iconic wardrobe worn by some of the most legendary actors to ever grace the big screen. The exhibition highlights over 150 costumes spanning the Golden Age of Cinema (the late 1920s) to the present day. Its aim is not only to allow the costumes themselves to step out…
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The Story Teller’s Ring
The best part of my job is completing the project and handing it over to the client. Many artists have a hard time parting with their creations. I prefer making the project rather then keeping the creation. Continue reading “And They Lived Happily Ever After…”
Several readers have asked what happens to the wax model after I carve it.
From the maker’s bench…
My client is a professional story teller. Travels the world telling stories. Well one day, love brought him to our studio, so to speak. He and his wife wanted a new wedding ring that told a story. After chatting with him on how he weaves his stories under the stars and moon. We came up with this romantic story teller’s wedding band.
First we drew the layout for the design on the wax. And with the ease of technology today, we quickly recorded the design and had emailed the video for review. In a matter of minutes we received the client’s approval.
Next step was to carve the designs.
Hollywood Costume Exhibit was on exhibit at the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future home for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Los Angeles. Originally, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), this exhibition explores costume design as an important part of cinematic storytelling.
Here are two of our projects on display.
Project: Re-Creating the bunny pin worn by Kim Novak
Re-Creating Jewelry for Larry McQueen, the owner of The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design has been one of the most challenging projects in our studio to date. Continue reading “Jewelry Installation at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences”