IT’S HERE! THE WAIT WAS WORTH IT.
September 18, 2009 by Lisa Confetti
On June 3rd, my quest began to develop a new jewelry collection based upon a unique idea: casting images of historic masterpiece paintings in resin and incorporating them into jewelry. As I quickly discovered, though, resin is a bear to work with. The past 3 months, I have honestly felt like Thomas Edison inventing the light bulb. Try, fail. Try again, fail. Try again, fail. Try again, fail. (And on and on and on.) It didn’t take me 10,000 attempts to get it right (like Edison and his light bulb), but it did take hundreds.
This isn’t just a new jewelry collection. It is a labor of love. I am passionate about art history, and it has been a thrill to revisit these images I met in my college art history classes. I majored in studio art, but I loved the required art history courses so much, I went back for a semester after graduation to take a full class load of upper division art history. So, needless to say, art is a passion, and this new jewelry collection has become a passion, too.
Wonderfully, as I have been wearing collection samples around town during these past months (product testing and development), I have heard the following comment (almost verbatim) at least 10 times: “I LOVE your necklace. I’ve never seen anything like it!” Music to my ears.
Each resin cube takes 25 steps and 1 week to create. So, anyone who wears this new Lisa Confetti collection can be certain she is wearing something that is completely unique and very special. And I’m certain she will also get the compliment, “I LOVE your necklace! I’ve never seen anything like it!” And when you are asked where you got it, I hope you will say, “At www.LisaConfetti.com, of course!”
(By the way, it is important to note that these images are legally reproduced. US copyright law is evolving and complex, but bottom line, photographic images of any painting created before 1923 are in the “public domain” and belong to everyone.)