Are the curved disks comprising this brooch convex or concave? They’re concave, but you need a minute to determine this and the fact that the bronze consists of not one but two shades, a result of a process that has produced a swirling pattern suggestive of tie-dye. Embracing the concept of a kaleidoscope, the Illusion presents just that. Orli says, “After looking at the photo, it even took me a minute or two to remember that it’s concave, and I made it! Looking at something real and imagining its other possibilities is a key part of the creative process.”
Bronze, nickel silver
Some say the Sixties and the Seventies were the best of times. Some say they were the not-the-best of times. Pretty much all say they were also the colorful of times. Dramatic change affected everything, from society and politics to music, art, and fashion. Social movements reflected the progressivism of a modernizing global society, cultural movements reflected youth rebelling against older ideas and styles, and lively, striking color exploded everywhere. Costume jewelry packed with bright hues and bold beads became pervasive, the more audacious, the better. Kaleidoscopic pays homage to this massive rush of peace, love, and style with high-voltage shades and shapes and a distinct combination of both vintage and modern lines.