Monique Weston

Jewelry

I make strong focal pieces that highlight vintage architectural/industrial elements, including hinges, musical instruments, chandelier parts, tools, postage stamps and objects that were originally made just for function. For years I designed jewelry with traditional materials, using classic forms, and now I work with…everything! Giving old objects new context can be as simple as cutting, buffing and drilling a clock-hand; or as complex as designing a necklace of hand-dyed silk ribbon, the cut/polished handle of a paint-brush, suede cording, chain from a cuckoo-clock, an antique Chinese coin and modern plumbing parts. The end result is a striking and adventurous synthesis of industrial strength and glamour.

Website: http://www.moniqueweston.com/