Eleanor Allitt

Region: 
Leamington Spa
Artform: 
Illustration, Jewellery & Silversmithing

ANCIENT TREASURES
Necklaces made with Handmade Beads
My necklaces are inspired by the ancient beads on show at the British Museum. The intention is to make each bead look like an ancient wellwarn discovery. They could even look as if they have recently been excavated from an ancient tomb. Flecks of gold glimmer through the neutral shades, could this be buried treasure? Occasionally a more solid patch of gold emerges.
Each bead is unique in that it is hand made. The basic material is eggboxes, I love it because it is so tough and versatile, it takes paint well, and responds to tumbling to produce just the distressed effect I am looking for. The beads go through many processes in order to resemble that age-old buried treasure look. The necklaces are finished with handmade sterling silver links and clasps.
Each item comes nicely packaged in either an organza bag or a box and includes a description of how it was inspired and made.

Venue

Offchurch Artists
St Gregory's Church
Offchurch
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV33 9AW
Telephone: 
+447928 218463
Added Extras: 
Commissions welcome, Family Friendly, Glorious garden, Parking, Refreshments, Toilets, Workshops
Accessibility Level: 
Level 3 : Partial access - some steps or narrow doorway to parts of the venue.

Opening Dates and Times

June-July 2017
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Times: 
10.30am - 4pm (Sun 12pm - 5pm, Sat 24th 10.30am - 7.30pm)

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