What is Story Teller anyway? Well it is not exactly jewelry. And it is jewelry.
It was my way to launch myself as an independent jeweler during MJW 2016, as a participant of the project Myths TEST DRIVE. I wanted to share my story as a child of a captain and a radio operator in cargo ships. I also wanted to communicate with other people of similar heritage and exchange stories. I wanted to talk about my grandparents, my island, me travelling around the world. But how can one capture ones whole life in one piece of jewelry? So I decided to turn it into a life’s project of DIY jewelry. Oh well, I hope it turns out so anyway…
So this very first edition of Story Teller comes in a “carry along your map” tube bag. It contains a booklet and a DIY kit to make your own brooch.
It took a lot of people to get enough carton rolls for the tubes! And a long time to assemble.
The booklet is sort of a calendar with some important hints about…me. I worked with different approaches before the final version. These are collages of family photos with a lot of Photoshop games!
In my attempt to create a cartography of my life I added some important maps..
The whole idea is that one can use the kit to copy parts of the booklet or add new sketches to create their own story. And you can do it while chewing a piece of Chios Mastic gum!
“You can cut,copy,add and create your own story on your brooch.
Then you will be a Story Teller too.”
Finally you can put down the details of your experience with the Story Teller by adding data in a captains Logbook.
I am happy that some of the first Story Tellers are in good hands.
Thank you Loukia Richards, Christoph Ziegler,
Lital Mendel, Juan Harnie, Eleftheria Spanidaki,
Linda Savineau, Eugenia Feroussi, Phi Factor,
Otto Kunzli, Liesbeth den Besten, Jorge Manilla
for accepting one of my Story Tellers.