Coral Reef Inspiration

These blow my mind...

Jason de Caires Taylor creates these lifelike, lifesized sculptures, and submerges them in the ocean, where nature then takes its course. I've been obsessed since the first moment I saw these, and visiting them is one of my dreams. In the meantime, I used my obsession to inspire a coral reef inspired necklace:

The gold and silver chain links, pale pink cats eye beads, the red beads,the dark blue beads and the pink crystal beads are all from discarded/salvaged vintage jewelry (pre 1960's). The pink freshwater pearls, the gold tube beads, the gold seed beads and the head pins are all new. The clear blue acrylic "crystals" were recycled from a holiday candle ring.

Necklace is not currently for sale in my shop, but more information is available by contacting heylola {at} sbcglobal {dot} net.


Insanitykim said...

The coral underwater art made me scream and gasp for air and totally creeped me out and I would look away and look back and scream over and over.

The necklace however, is lovely.

Organic Meatbag said...

Oh cool...reef is sharp and ouchie and all of that, but it looks's like gashing your leg on pure art!