William Spratling

A woman on set yesterday had on the most amazing silver jewelry by designer William Spratling, also known as the “Father of Mexican Silver.”  An American designer living in Taxco, Mexico, he designed works in silver based primarily on aboriginal Mesoamerican motifs. His pieces had a major influence on 20th century Mexican silver design and have since become collectors items. So beautiful and extraordinary!

(William Spratling bracelets from here and here)

 

 

 

DIY Origami Brooch

DIY Origami Brooch by Rolando Robinson for Honestly…WTF

The inspiration behind this brooch derived from this video, by soul-pop group Quadron. Since origami is such a huge part of my art, I especially gravitated to this video with a huge liking for it. To begin this process, you must begin by making the components in which you will assemble at the end.

Step one consists of making the small triangular shapes which can be found here. Using a thin paper is advised, because if you use a paper that is too thick, then folding certain shapes will be nearly impossible. I used pages from the Free People catalogs. Secondly you must make origami fans, which are the core of this project. You may find the directions here. Make sure that whatever size paper you use, the triangles stay smaller than the fans. (Click images to enlarge)

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