Dangling Chinese Sunflower Seeds
December 7, 2011 7:33 AM Subscribe
After seeing Ai Weiwei's sunflower seed exhibit at Tate Modern in London with my girlfriend earlier this year, I was inspired to translate the afternoon into a thoughtful Christmas gift. I've purchased 6 of the seeds on eBay and need help finding a jeweler in Los Angeles that can help me design a pair of earrings incorporating them. HELP!
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Because of her long curly blonde hair and her sunny disposition, I've taken to calling my wonderful girlfriend 'Sunflower." In May, she and I took a trip to the UK so I could meet her parents and while there we went to see the exhibit (Ive been a fan for a while). It was amazing! Inspiration struck and I hatched a plan that is now coming into effect: Ai Wewei sunflower seed earrings for Christmas.
I bought the seeds on Ebay (many were sold at auction) and now need to have these ceramic seeds mounted on earrings somehow. Are there any jewelers in LA that can help me with this?
BTW: It was a great exhibit and I left a heartfelt video message for the then incarcerated Ai in my best (horrible) Chinese.