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Antonio Shines in the Sky (Antonio Brilla en el Cielo)

About this project

This is a collection inspired by my dad who shines brightly in the sky. Antonio happily lives in the sky and sometimes likes to wear a yellow or a golden suit. He loves music and The Beatles are his favourite band. He likes to eat “huevos de solecito” or “sunny side up” eggs. He is very chatty; he likes to give advice and he is also a wonderful friend. Antonio is married to La Luna and is also the father of the Black Eyed Girl Flower.

Pricing

£35 — £35

Keywords

sun, moon, eyeofgod, celestial, jewellery, brooch, tonalainspired, folklore, mexican, antonioshinesinthesky

Disciplines

Jewellery

Materials

Plastics
Eye of God Brooch / Ojo De Dios Brooch
Photographer: Photography By: Rory Campbell Photography 2017 / Model: Sarika Thakorlal
This is a collection inspired by my dad who shines brightly in the sky. This brooch is called “El Ojo de Dios” (The Eye of God). El Ojo de Dios is the protector of the living and he is always watching over you. He can see the whole universe through his one eye and he protects and enhances anything that he poses his gaze on to. When designing the shape of this brooch, I took inspiration from human eyes and the wonderful shapes and illustrations that can be found in the arts and crafts of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco; Mexico where my father was born. (The Eye of God name came to me from a different source: The Eye of God of the Huichol people that inhabit the states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Zacatecas, and Durango. For the Huichol people; “el Ojo de Dios” is a beautiful object used as an offering to the Gods. The Ojo de Dios is hand made by weaving a geometric rainbow - like design out of yarn upon a wooden cross. In its ceremonial sense, the Eye of God is an offering that is made to the gods to ask for the good growth of children. The parents are in charge of elaborating the eye of God that their children will take to the drum party. In this festival the boys and girls are introduced to the gods and are initiated into the ceremonial life of the “Wixarika” people).
Eye of God Brooch / Ojo de Dios
Photographer: Iris De La Torre
This brooch is called “El Ojo de Dios” (The Eye of God). El Ojo de Dios is the protector of the living and he is always watching over you. He can see the whole universe through his one eye and he protects and enhances anything that he poses his gaze on to. When designing the shape of this brooch, I took inspiration from human eyes and the wonderful shapes and illustrations that can be found in the arts and crafts of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco; Mexico where my father was born. (The Eye of God name came to me from a different source: The Eye of God of the Huichol people that inhabit the states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Zacatecas, and Durango. For the Huichol people; “el Ojo de Dios” is a beautiful object used as an offering to the Gods. The Ojo de Dios is hand made by weaving a geometric rainbow - like design out of yarn upon a wooden cross. In its ceremonial sense, the Eye of God is an offering that is made to the gods to ask for the good growth of children. The parents are in charge of elaborating the eye of God that their children will take to the drum party. In this festival the boys and girls are introduced to the gods and are initiated into the ceremonial life of the “Wixarika” people). Materials: Made of glitter black acrylic with striking big eye lashes. It comes with a base metal silver plated pin bar as well as gift box and a card with a graphic illustration of Antonio the Yellow Sun. Dimensions: 20 cm x 10 cm approximately.
La Luna / The Moon in Pearl Brooch / Limited Edition
Photographer: Iris De La Torre
This brooch is called “La Luna” (The Moon). La Luna is the most beautiful lady you will ever meet. A blue eye - lashed chic lady with the biggest heart. La Luna lives on planet Earth but sometimes her mind travels to the skies. She has two dresses: one made of mother of pearl shells and the other one made out of thousands of tiny silver stars. She loves flowers, fairy tales and romantic films. The Beatles are also her favourite band. She loves eating ice cream and chocolate. La Luna is married to Antonio the Yellow Sun and she is also the mother of the Black Eyed Girl Flower. When designing this brooch, I took inspiration from the wonderful colours and illustrations that can be found in the arts and crafts of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco; Mexico where my father was born. Materials: Made of white mother of pearl acrylic with striking black graphic printed eyes and white cheeks. It comes with a base metal silver plated pin bar as well as gift box and a card with a graphic illustration of Antonio the Yellow Sun. Dimensions: 10 cm x 10 cm approximately.
Antonio el Dol Dorado Brooch / Antonio the Golden Sun
Photographer: Iris De La Torre
This brooch is called “Antonio el Sol Dorado” (Antonio the Golden Sun). Antonio happily lives in the sky and sometimes likes to wear a yellow or a golden suit. He loves music and The Beatles are his favourite band. He likes to eat “huevos de solecito” or “sunny side up” eggs. He is very chatty; he likes to give advice and he is also a wonderful friend. Antonio is married to La Luna and is also the father of the Black Eyed Girl Flower. When designing this brooch, I took inspiration from the wonderful colours and illustrations that can be found in the arts and crafts of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco; Mexico where my father was born. Materials: Made of bright gold glitter acrylic with striking black graphic printed eyes and white cheeks. It comes with a base metal silver plated pin bar as well as gift box and a card with a graphic illustration of Antonio the Yellow Sun. Dimensions: 10 cm x 10 cm approximately.

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