Joanne Ewald

West Bloomfield MI

Fly Necklace
Artist Statement
My jewelry line is inspired by discarded watches. The watch glass and hands of time are removed and the side pin holders ground away via grinding wheel and sanded smooth. The interior collages of the watches are first created on large canvases using layers of recycled images/papers/inspirational messages and paint then cut to fit the watch interiors. The finished image is encased in resin and them becomes necklaces. Unique watches with interesting straps/chains are left as is with just the interior collage added. Watches that are not visually appealing are still treasures. The backings are popped off, collages and resin added and they become necklaces, rings are riveted to leather bracelet cuffs. The cuffs, vintage chains and hand-dyed ribbon enhancements combine to make old discards modern again with a bit of a funky twist.
Past DAM Shows/Exhibitions
2011 Art for the Holidays