|Anjelica Huston wearing Alexander Calder's|
'Jealous Husband' necklace
I thoroughly enjoy the email newsletter from the folks over at Beading Daily.
Just recently Denise Peck, who is the editor-in-chief of Step by Step Wire Jewelry wrote a fascinating little post entitled Original Jewelry Designs: Is It New or Just New to You?.
In the article, she highlighted the work of Alexander Calder, an American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile, but who also made metal and wire jewelry. When I looked at his early designs, I decided that contemporary wire workers have probably all been influenced by his work in some way, whether we realise it or not!
|Calder Necklace, 1930|
NOTE: Info for this post was gathered from these excellent sources:
NPR: Alexander Calder's Jewelry Gets Its Due, Finally
Alexander Calder on Wikipedia