Decorative Necklace: Floral

  • Necklaces
  • In this necklace series, I focused on the ornamental anddecorative; words that are pejoratively feminine when used to describe acraftwork, and in particular, a work of jewelry. With these words in mind, I chose easily recognizable forms,like paisley and floral decoration. I then wrapped the decorative forms in a repetitive manner. The laborious act of wrapping fiberover and over is associated with domesticity, the decorative, and “women’swork”. I combined the forms andthe wrapping to empower the material and bring legitimacy to craft.