This Allan Adler Bracelet Vase combines a jeweler’s bracelet and my wood vase. There was a famous Hollywood jewelry designer, Allan Adler, know as the “Jeweler to the Stars” in the 1930’s. Whenever I come across his bracelets I try to purchase them. Then I integrate them into my Woodturning Art. I turn a wood vase with a recess to accept the silver bracelet as a feature to the vase. Here is a little history on the this artist https://www.ganoksin.com/article/master-metalsmith-alan-adler/
In this Bracelet Vase the bracelet creates a silver rim around the top edge. This is a great jewelry keeper on a nightstand for rings, cufflinks, earrings and most importantly this bracelet. It is also the holder for this beautiful sterling silver bracelet.
I often wonder what Allan would think about our collaboration. His bracelet and my vase for the Allan Adler Bracelet Vase. We are not related, but I do appreciate the wonderful jewelry he created and would have enjoyed the opportunity to have meet him.
Perhaps one day I will be famous for my wood bracelets. My color pencil bangles are certainly destined to be classics. Take a look and let me know what you think. https://www.aaturning.com/product/colored-pencil-bangle-handmade-jewelry-colored-pencil-bracelet-wooden-bangle-teacher-gift-wood-jewelry-one-of-a-kind-2/
Sources of Inspiration
One of themes that often emerges from my art is the inspiration I get from other artists. Matisse is the master who intrigues me the most. His lines are so pure and simple and form the most beautiful images. When he became ill and could no longer paint we cut leaves, dancers, flower and birds and rearranged then as collages and wall coverings. I have borrowed these items and carved and painted them onto wood. Here is a link to one of my favorite pieces. https://www.aaturning.com/product/matisse-inspired-dancer-vase/
Other artists are Magritte, Stella and Picasso. Nature is also place I draw from and can be seen in my sea urchins and seed pod series.