Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Movie Influenced

      After the Academy Awards program, we like to get the movies on DVD and watch them. Last week we watched a movie, and the next day I was inspired to make this clock pendant.
     Also, these vintage-looking pendants with the word "PARIS" on them. I'll bet you can figure out which movie it was that we watched, can't you?
      For some time, I've been trying to reproduce the look of mother-of-pearl in resin. A few experiments have not worked as I expected, but these oval pendants with the word "PARIS" and images on them are the closest I've come so far.
     I especially like the one in the front here, with the fleur-de-lys and the word "PARIS" in a small font on it, like a travel souvenir. I'm going to keep trying to get that pearly, mother-of-pearl translucent look. Did you guess that the movie was "HUGO"? I loved all the shots of the lights of Paris, and the great wheels and gears inside the clock at the train station. It translated to these pieces.
     To see examples of times when this has happened to me before, see the pieces I made after watching "The Spiderwick Chronicles" and "The Golden Compass." Also, the most recent Indiana Jones movie. I'm hopeless!


Alice said...

Beautiful! I love that you made these pieces based off of a movie.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Alice, the same thing happened when I watched "The Golden Compass" and "Spiderwick Chronicles" - it affected the pieces visually that I made right afterward. Seems silly to be so easily influenced - and I didn't even realize it at the time, I noticed it later. Big subconscious affect!

sharon said...

Wonderful inspiration Lynn! I adore the clock faces with their transparency.....so mysterious looking! The MOP look is also gorgeous!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Sharon, you're too kind - the mother of pearl pieces still need some refining to get the look I want, but this is the first time I've gotten close. Thanks for the feedback! Always needed, especially on experiments!

beth hemmila of hint jewelry said...

Ooo I really like the clock pendant. That symbol says so much to me :) xoxo Beth