Controversial materials – animals in jewellery
In the second of this series of blog posts on making jewellery out of controversial materials, tutor Anna Campbell looks at the morbid and the macabre.
In the previous post on controversial materials I focused on the human body including beads made from breast milk and gemstones made from cremated ashes. In this post I am focusing on the use of animals. It is unusual nowadays to see jewellery made from fur and other animal byproducts. However, some jewellers still have their influences and their own take on it.
Can you think of any other controversial pieces of jewellery? Please add a comment below