The Jewelry of Downton Abbey

I am sharing this because I know some of you are fans of Downton Abbey and The Young Victoria (a project I had the fortunate opportunity to work on). This is reblogged from GIA, Carlsbad, CA , a wonderful resource for jewelry information. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. This is the type of work I love to do. KLH

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Downton Abbey is one of the most popular shows on television, and its authentic costumes and jewelry are part of its charm.  Continue reading “The Jewelry of Downton Abbey”

Our Re-Creative Jewelry Designs for Larry McQueen

Re-Creative Jewelry for The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design

For the past several years I have had the pleasure working with Larry McQueen, owner of the Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design.

This collection of film costumes is one of the finest private collections of its kind in the world and consists of costumes worn in films from 1920 to present.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Los Angeles Museum of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum just to name a few. He is an amazing curator and collector!

The following post covers the projects that we created together. Each project shows the initial image from the film, the completed re-creative jewelry and the final project on exhibit.

Project #1 Brooch worn by Ingrid Bergman in the film “Gaslight”

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Ingrid Bergman in the film “Gaslight” shown here wearing the brooch.

 

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Kathleen Lynagh’s re-created Victorian style pendant, fabricated in brass and plated in 18kt gold and rose gold.

 

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Kathleen Lynagh’s hand crafted Victorian style pendant displayed on the costume from “Gaslight.”

 


Project #2 Pendant worn by Greta Garbo from the classic movie “Queen Christina” 

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Image taken from the film classic “Queen Christina”, showing the pendant and the beaded gown.

 

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Kathleen Lynagh’s re-created pendant was hand fabricated from nickel silver and bronze. The assembled pendant was rhodium plated and patinated. Gems are garnets and cubic zirconia.

 

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Gown with Kathleen Lynagh’s re-created pendant on exhibit at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures


Project #3 Star Sapphire Brooch worn by Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey

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Image taken from the studio promotional still for the movie “My Man Godfrey”. Carole Lombard is shown wearing her own star sapphire brooch with the Travis Banton beaded gown.

 

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Kathleen Lynagh’s re-created brooch – this brooch consists of a cast yellow bronze frame, with custom fabricated settings, blown glass, rhodium plating and cubic zirconium.

 

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Kathleen Lynagh’s re-created brooch, beaded gown on exhibit at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Project #4 Emerald star-shaped brooch from “Valley of the Dolls” worn by Susan Hayward

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Studio still taken from the movie, showing the beaded jumpsuit and Susan Hayward’s diamond and emerald star brooch.

 

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The classic star-shaped brooch was carved in wax and cast in bronze, multi layered brooch was finished with rhodium plating and set with glass vintage “emerald” and cubic zirconium.

 

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Costume and our re-creative brooch on display at the Academy of Motion Pictures.

For more information on the creative process, click on each project headline, the link will take you to the full design story.  Thank you for your interest!

KLH

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