Monday, August 29, 2011

interstellar gown by tessa blazey and alexi freeman at craft victoria





hello! its been a little while since I updated this blog. I've been pretty caught up with making new work for several exhibitions lately. This is a recent project I did in collaboration with alexi freeman for craft victoria's craft cubed festival. the piece is titled interstellar gown and it was displayed suspended from a disco ball motor slowly revolving in gallery three at craft victoria.

a labour of love this piece took us six weeks to construct on my kitchen table with the generous help if six different interns. we were also very lucky to receive some material sponsorship from jewellery supplier koodak and also from craft victoria.

it is constructed of over 600 meters of gold plated chain and embellished with over 6000 jump rings - again all painstakingly put together by hand.

here is our statement for the piece: fit for a sci fi goddess to traverse the celestial sphere, the gown is meticulously embellished into a galactic formation. This work evokes unseen galaxies, star clusters, constellations and nebula, suggestive of an imagined artefact: a remnant of a visitation of a cosmic being.

we were also thinking about the idea of a phoenix arising from the ashes - so the wings and tail of the piece are singed evoking an asteroid travelling through the atmosphere.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Neo Lace Gown - collaboration between Tessa Blazey & Alexi Freeman for the Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award





this piece was a labour of love. it is made up entirely of metal jewellery components (sterling silver, nickel, steel and silver plate). It took us hundreds of hours to make from thousands of jump rings and hundreds of meters of chain.

we were delighted to have this piece written up on the design files recently http://thedesignfiles.net/2011/01/neo-lace-gown-by-alexi-freeman-tessa-blazey/

this piece is on exhibit at the powerhouse museum's love lace exhibition till april 2012

Thursday, December 9, 2010

work for pieces of eight

aragonite ring in oxidised sterling silver with emeralds
stibnite ring in oxidised sterling silver with diamonds
meteorite cufflinks in oxidised sterling silver
mini fluorite studs in 18ct gold and sterling silver
fluorite ring in 18ct gold and oxidised sterling silver
flourite ring and thin square ring in 18ct gold and oxidised sterling silver
mini fluorite ring in 18ct gold and sterling silver
pyrite ring in 18ct gold with sterling silver
tourmoline studs in 18ct gold and sterling silver
tourmoline ring in 18ct gold and oxidised sterling silver
tourmoline ring in 18ct gold
pyrite cube tine in sterling silver with marcasites
silica carbide ring in sterling silver with pink sapphires
tri drop earrings in oxidised sterling silver with gold plate
tri neckpiece in sterling silver with gold plate
hex necklace in oxidised sterling silver
tri necklace in oxidised sterling silver with gold plate
hez drop studs in oxidised sterling silver and gold plate
tri necklace in sterling silver
tri-hex studs in sterling silver
titanium mens ring with silver rivets
meteorite ring in oxidised silver with diamond

NEW WORK 2010

quartz cluster ring in oxidised silver
dodecahedron ring in oxidised silver with grain set marcasites

ALEXI & TESSA JEWELLERY COLLABORATION FOR STARDUST AW 2011