Japanese Seed Beadssold:)
metallic and coated Japanese seed-beads, 4 dimpled resin spheres and nylon thread
12 x 4 x 1.5
Colecchia likes repurposing lucite beads from 1970 to keep her work unique and eco-sustainable. Her work is mostly a “limited edition” type of work, because the amount of pieces depends also on the number of lucite or resin beads she can scout.
She sculpts her designs one unit at the time, creating challenging combinations of empty vs full forms, that keep her geometrical work light and dynamic. Working with minuscule seed beads forces a weaver to be methodical and attentive, as a small mistake on a large piece can turn into a serious complication. This technique is extremely time consuming, and necessitates the creation of a meditative state of mind.
When Colecchia begins a new project and start to look at and deal with this peculiar quality of bead-weaving, I find that the practice is also the message. The values she sticks with and uphold in her practice are those of labor through intense artisanal skill, the quality of the work, and the enduring nature of a piece of jewelry.
This earring is not for everyday use, but for special occasions; not only because it can result a bit heavy, but also because it’s a statement. It comes with the artist's original design of magnetic clip on, which makes it extremely easy to put on and off. If you go for instance to a party and you want to hit the dance floor, you can simply detach the earring from its clip, through the tiny magnet stitched in its rear. Then you can wear it again, with a simple gesture.