I had to chuckle when I saw Shelter Serra's cast resin Fake Rolex in August 2012 issue of ELLE (p.115). My first thought was "That's an easy DIY" immediately followed by "Hey! I've DIYed similar piece before". My petrified time watch (see the post here) actually started as a frozen time piece (see here). I kept painting over the face of the watch until reaching this look in 2010:
|white jelly watch from Ebay painted over with acrylics|
My inspiration actually was Naughty Secretary's DIY of Tom Binns Non-Watches from 2008. The idea behind my piece being kind of the opposite of memento mori. As if saying stop worrying and enjoy the moment. Fluidity and elusiveness of time vs. cast stone appearance (hence, petrified time).
Here are several examples of Shelter Serra's amazing works:
|Fake Rolex available for $40 at shopgreyarea.com|
|Homemade Birkin Bag $2500 at shopgreyarea.com|
|New Shirt via|
|One Dozen Fresh Roses via|
Thanks to the tips from Stephanie of Odyssey Home blog, I'm now discovering Natalia Brilli's creations for myself. Natalia Brilli is a Belgian artist who works in Paris. Her signature pieces are accessories encased with the finest leathers. Interesting!
|Natalia Brilli's Nolex watches via|
Edit of September 4, 2013: Just saw Maison Martin Margiela's Cuff with Medallion in Gold...
|Maison Martin Margiela, via|