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Department of Jewelry and Fashion

Jewllery and Fashion 2019 : Graduate Works
Shira Yinon, Gold Edition
, 2019, Fourth Year, Jewelry and Fashion

Shira1yinon@gmail.com
Mentor: Yael Taragan

The jewelry series that I created is inspired by scratching tickets. The wearer is presented with a paper brooch containing a silver-coated, scratchable metal coin at its center. The brooches are printed with images of crystal stones that represent spiritual meanings relating to choice, gambling and luck, and are used as an amulet of sorts. The wearer must choose whether to scratch the silver coating in order to find a desired golden coin underneath which can be removed from the brooch and worn as a medal or a victory ribbon. However, the wearer may find that he has taken an unnecessary risk and is left with a bronze brooch in his hand, losing not only the silver but also, symbolically, the qualities of the crystal stone. Through the transformation of the jewelry, the project raises questions about the endless pursuit of the culture of wealth, and supposedly, happiness.

Materials:
Paper
Silver leaf
Gold coated brass
Copper
Spring steel

Techniques:
Print on mirror-finished paper with glossy lamination
Stamp setting
Perforation and cutting by mold and laser cut
Metal laser cut
Water print

Shira Yinon
Fourth Year
Gold Edition
2019