I love the idea of found objects and I’ve used them a bit in my assemblage art.
It can be a slippery slope, though. At least for me, when I am contemplating found objects, I start to have square-peg moments. My mind continues to insist that this little something-or-other belongs in a piece of art — even after the object has told me to go to hell.
But, back to jewelry.
I think it is something special when found objects are used well and appropriately in jewelry. I happened to notice this collection by Jacobsen Design on Etsy. I think this stuff is very cool. Here’s a sample:
I think Jacobsen Design has made some attractive and, yet, funky jewelry out of found objects, which largely appear to be small electronic parts. I think the pieces work so well because there is a nice eye for color and scale being applied here. The objects that were found are right for some cool jewelry — no square pegs here. My one concern, if I had one, is about the pieces’ durability as the jumprings don’t appear to be closed. That being said, the pieces are priced low (most around $12) and there very well might be a very good reason that the jumprings cannot be soldered closed due to other materials used.