Jane Elizabeth Perkins of Blue Bower Bird is a British artist who combines beads and all things plastic to create amazing works of art. In her previous life, she was a nurse and a stay home mother for several years. She yearned to further her native creativity. So she went back to school and obtained her degree in textiles, focusing on found materials in her final year.
|Girl in a Pearl Earring after Johannes Vermeer's masterwork|
Jane said, "I started making hand-stitched brooches from old jewelry, plastic toys, coins, shells and other found objects. Some of the brooches were mounted on beach debris or driftwood to become a piece of art for the wall. I also made ‘memory brooches' from clients' own collected bits and pieces; odd earrings, broken jewelry or childhood treasures which could no longer be used but which the owner could not bear to throw away."
|Marilyn Monroe after Andy Warhol|
The old masters and impressionist paintings all inspire her. She says she has done several versions of the Mona Lisa and Van Gogh's sunflowers still life.
|Mona Lisa after Leonardo da Vinci|
|Sunflowers after Vincent van Gogh|
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Before You Go:
- Found Object Art Jewelry by Alice Spritzen
- Book Review - Making Mixed Media Art Charms and Jewelry
- Awesome Upcycled Jewelry by Victoria Tane
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