"Flying Frippery" is a series of work intended to express the feeling of being free. Free from time and the expectations of what jewelry should be.
For centuries, jewelry has been something we wear to accessorize our personal appearance. But what makes personal adornment more than a simple accessory? Jewelry is a talisman. A totem. An expression of who we are. A way of life. Freedom... In a world of accessories, these brooches, rings and pendants have the ability to transform themselves into something more.
What if, while not being worn, jewelry had a place to be, a purpose? Flying Frippery dives into that concept. These pieces can stand on their own as simplified bird brooches. But once coupled with a display, they can ascend from personal adornment into visual art.