Exhibition Opening: 5:30pm - 7:30pm 29 August 2014
Exhibition: 29 August 2014 - 14 September 2014


Adornment, ‘the act or process of making someone or something attractive by decorating’, is the theme for the latest collection on display at Lord Coconut.

For as long as human beings have existed, we have sought to adorn ourselves to display status and beauty. Temporary ornaments such as jewellery and permanent markings including tattoos have been observed since before recorded history.

Animal bones have played a special role in adornment from hunter-gatherer times until now. In ancient China they were decorated with inscriptions and put to the flame in a practice of divination; a way of communicating with their Gods. Many cultures believe people embody the traits of different animals.

Jewellers, artisans and designers have been given a found bone and instructed to adorn it in a masculine way, or use the bone when producing a piece of adornment for men, especially jewellery. The resulting works will be featured in this upcoming Adornment exhibition. The exhibition is a comment on the current explosion of body adornment, both permanent and temporary, as seen in fashion today.

Participating jewellers and artist include; Ali Alexander, Melissa Baldock, Emily Becher, Dianne Beevers, Beth Croce, Patricia Denis, Amanda Fox, Max Honigsberg, Emma Luke, Dan McGill, Fiona Meller, Jason Paterson, Suse Scholem, Aimee Sutanto and Roxanne Watts.

MSFW Logo Right AlignedLord Coconut is presenting a new take on this time-honoured tradition as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014.

 

 

 

 

CHIMERA BY AMANDA FOX

Chimera by Amanda Fox

Materials: Bone, polymer clay, sterling silver and brass

Size: 15cm x 7cm x 5cm

Cost: $429

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AZLAN BY SUSE SCHOLEM

Azlan by Suse Scholem

Azlan is a commemorative mask in the style of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which honours, grieves and celebrates those who have passed. It is a sculptural piece made using the ultimate symbol of death – bone.

Azlan brings new life to the pelvic bone of a wallaby found in the Nullabor Desert, adorned with onyx cabochons and recycled silver.

Dedicated to Aaron Rifello.

“Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown…” – Aberjhani

 

Materials; Pelvic bone, onyx, sterling silver, coral, horse hair and polyurethane resin

Size: 30cm x 15cm approx.

Cost: $430

 

 

 

DON’T LEAVE, STAY INSTEAD: ‘AN ODE TO DESIRE’ BY AIMEE SUTANTO

Don't Leave, Stay Instead: An Ode To Desire by Aimee Sutanto

We humans tend to be driven by the desire to possess. But things do change, they wither and they fade, they progress and at best our desire remain. We beg and we pray, that things remain unabated. and with that we constantly persevere, ironically by changing them, embellishing them, because in the end, adorning them is the only way to maintain our desire. Because it is our desire and not them, that is important to us.

 

Materials: sheep bone, sterling silver, paint, rubber, glue

Size: 7.5cm x 4.5cm x 1cm with 50cm leather cord

Cost: $385

 

 

 

 

 

 

BONE PENDANT BY MELISSA BALDOCK

bone pendant by melissa baldock - a

Materials: sterling silver and leather

Size: 2.5cm x 2cm x 1.5cm with adjustable cord

Cost: $165

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BONE STUD BY MELISSA BALDOCK

bone stud by melissa baldock

Materials: sterling silver

Size: 1.5cm x 1cm x 0.5cm

Cost: $80

 

 

 

 

 

BONE CHAIN BRACELET BY MELISSA BALDOCK

bone BRACELET by melissa baldock

Materials: sterling silver

Size: approx 1.5cm wide and 20cm long

Cost: $330

 

 

 

 

 

SPARE BY FIONA MELLER

Materials: sterling sspare necklace by fiona meller - bilver and bone (rib)

Size: Bone 15cm wide and chain 13cm long each side

Cost: $880

 

 

 

 

 

HEART OF BONE BY BETH CROCE

Heart of bone by beth croce

Materials: cow bone and silver/gold plated findings

Size: 6cm x 3cm with 60cm cord

Cost: $260

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘AUDACES FORTUNA IUVAT’ BY EMMA LUKE

audaces fortuna iuvat by emma luke

This piece was inspired by a Hunter S Thompson quote: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, ttally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!’

Materials: sterling silver coin and bar, silver leaf, silver plated chain, black matte acrylic on bone

Cost: $375

 

 

 

CROWN BY PATRICIA DENIS

Crown by Patricia Denis

Materials: Cat pelvis, vintage book paper collage

Size: 11.5cm x 16.5cm x 4cm

Cost: $314

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOREVER IS COMPOSED OF NOWS BY EMILY BECHER

All too often people spend their days in misery working towards a future on the horizon, a future that will pass them by when they get to it because they’ll always be looking beyonf the present and on towards this dream of better days. This collection of work I’ve created for ‘adornment’ is to remind the wearer to live in the present, make their life what they want it to be….NOW.

Materials: Oxidised sterling silver Forever is composed of now fixed necklace by emily becher - aon rhodium plated sterling silver chain

Size: 4cm x 1.5cm with 55cm chain

Cost: $399

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forever is composed of now loose necklace by emily becher - b

Materials: Oxidised sterling slver on rhodium plated sterling silver chain

Size: 4cm x 1.5cm with 50cm chain

Cost: $399

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forever is composed of now loose cufflinks by emily becherMaterials: Oxidised sterling silver

Size: 3cm x 1.5cm x 2cm

Cost: $395

 

 

 

 

Forever is composed of now loose lapel pin by emily becherMaterials: Oxidised sterling silver and nickel plated base metal fittings

Size:2cm x 2cm

Cost: $115

 

 

 

 

 

TOOTH BY ROXANNE WATTS

tooth BY ROXANNE WATTSMaterials: Tooth, sterling silver and australian diamond

Size: 2cm x 0.75cm with 56 cm chain

Cost: $990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEARLY KING BY DIANNE BEEVERS

pearly king by dianne beeversMaterials: bone and flourescent modelling paste

Size: 28cm x 18cm x 10cm (irregular)

Cost: $220

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VULPES VULPES GLASS BEAD BY MAX HONIGSBERG

vulpes vulpes canine with glass bead brooch by max honigsbergMaterials: Fox canine and green glass bead on leather base with magnet fastener

Size: 3.5cm D

Cost: $160

 

 

 

 

 

VULPES VULPES IMPALA SKIN BY MAX HONIGSBERG

vulpes vulpes canine on impala skin brooch by max honigsbergMaterials: Fox canine on Impala skin base with magnet fastener.

Size: 4cm x 5cm

Cost: $160

 

 

 

 

 

VULPES VULPES METACARPAL BY MAX HONIGSBERG

Materials: Fox metacarpal on leather base witvulpes vulpes metacarpal brooch by max honigsbergh magnet fastener.

Size: 4cm x 4cm

Cost: $160

 

 

 

 

 

VULPES VULPES CANINE BY MAX HONIGSBERG

vulpes vulpes canine small brooch by max honigsbergMaterials: Fox canine on leather base with magnet fastener.

Size: 4cm x 2cm

Cost: $160

 

 

VULPES VULPES METACARPAL BY MAX HONIGSBERG

vulpes vulpes metacarpal small brooch by max honigsbergMaterials: fox metacarpal on leather base with magnet fastener.

Size: 4cm x 2cm

Cost: $160

 

 

VULPES VULPES CARNASSIAL BY MAX HONIGSBERG

vulpes vulpes carnassial brooch by max honigsbergMaterials: Fox carnassial on leather base with magnet fastener.

Size: 4cm x 4cm

Cost: $160

 

 

 

 

 

VULPES VULPES CORAL BEAD BY MAX HONIGSBERG

vulpes vulpes canine with glass bead brooch by max honigsbergMaterials: Fox canine and coral bead on leather base with magnet fastener.

Size: 3.5cm D

Cost: $160

 

 

 

 

 

 

VULPES VULPES BY MAX HONIGSBERG

vulpes vulpes canine cufflinks by max honigsbergMaterials: fox canines, glass and coral beads.

Size: 3cm x 2.5cm

Cost: $160

 

 

VULPES VULPES CANINES BY MAX HONIGSBERG

vulpes vulpes canine with atlas bone necklace by max honigsbergMaterials: Fox canines, atlas bone (C1), glass and metal beads.

Size: 50cm long

Cost: $160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VULPES VULPES SACRUM BY MAX HONIGSBERG

vulpes vulpes csacrum metacarpal and  metatarsal bones necklace by max honigsbergMaterials: Fox sacrum, metacarpal, metatarsal bones, coral and glass beads

Size: 50cm long

Cost: $160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIMPED BY DAN MCGILL

gold digger by dan mcgillMaterials: Bone and gold

Size: 14cm x 7cm x 6cm

Cost: $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

CREATURE REMAINS BY EUFEMIA COPPI

Modern life is fast, hectic and chaotic; individuals can be absorbed and focused within their daily routine that they can bypass beautiful aspects around them. Being artificial or natural. I enjoy making objects that invite further exploration. Revealing hidden elements on closer inspection that may not be apparent at first glance. Rewarding those who are curious. Portraying the rarity and preciousness of a handmade item. As a practising graphic designer and maker I cross over two areas. interweaving and evidently informing the work I create whether it is visual communications or object making. My pieces are very whimsical. taking on organic and natural like features. Constructing work from found industrial and natural materials; which are often that not combined with precious and semi-precious metals. The pieces take on a life of their own

 

NO.1

creature remains no 1 by eufemia coppiMaterials: Oxidised copper, oxidised sterling silver, expoxy resin and bone

Size: 25mm x 15mm with 34cm chain

Cost: $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO. 2

creature remains no. 2 by eufemia coppiMaterials: Oxidised copper, stainless steel, acrylic and bone

Size:40mm x 15mm

Cost: $250

 

 

 

 

 

HIDDEN LAND BY EUFEMIA COPPI

hidden land by eufemia coppiMaterials: Oxidised copper, paint with bone dust, sterling silver, wood and tainless steel

Size: 35mm x 40mm

Cost: $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPINELESS AWARD BY FLO RIGAS

SPINELESS MANAGER BY FLO RIGASFlo enjoyed a slightly dry rabbit and prune casserole before boiling the bunny bones to provide the vertebrae for her piece. The work is inspired by a job she had for many years.

 

Materials: Bunny bones, wood, clay and silver

Size: 9.5cm x 5cm

Cost: $290