Tuesday, February 3, 2009

His Dark Materials: Black Sheep and Prodigal Sons

My craving for delicate, yet slightly creepy objects is often hard to satisfy, so when I discovered this New York jewelry artist's website, I was mesmerized...

Black Sheep and Prodigal Sons bands modern and endangered technolgies to create alluringly dark objects with a timeless yet relevant aesthetic.

The alarming en masse disappearance of honeybees worldwide (Colony Collapse Disorder) is the inspiration for The Abandoned Comb Amulet.





For all things cherished and in need of protection --the Dark Miracle Jewelry Box.




Scrimshaw -- Every necklace consists of a hand-engraved 1 7/8" by 7/8" vintage salvaged ivory piano key (mammoth ivory for overseas orders) on an adjustable 24" sterling chain (gold by request).


Great Beast -- Stickpins add a subtle elegance to lapels, ties, hats, scarfs and the like. Each comes in a handcrafted linden wood "Book Box."


The Golden Jaw is a tray for ashes or small valuables.

"Black Bighorn" -- Oxidized Sterling Charm, Sterling Key, 24" Ball Chain with 13 Links, "Praying Hands" Charm


"The Golden Key" -- Solid Rose Gold Key and 18" Chain.

Golden Cottonmouth.

7 comments:

madeleinemiranda said...

What fantastic curiosities!

I finally got around to adding you to my blogroll :)

Mademoiselle M.
xxxx

mothersvea said...

Hi there I just tagged you! hope you're up for it ;)

saragraph said...

eeeeeee! these are so cool!

Gracinha said...

you know here in the azores, we used to haunt whales, and with that scrimshaw was born here! today we only do whale watching but the art continues.. kiss

[Tara] said...

madeleine -- thanks for adding me!

mothersvea -- thanks dear!

saragraph -- I know! I think my shark-in-a-jar would approve ;)

gracinha -- that is an awesome fact; thanks so much for sharing!

Michelle said...

Yay, thanks for adding me to your blogroll! Love your blog!

michiko said...

Fantastic creations!