V&A collaborate with Grayson Perry, Barbara Hulanicki and Betty Jackson
The V&A is gearing up for the William and Judith Bollinger jewellery collection which opens on the 24th May. If anyone still sincerely used the word bling I would use it in conjunction with this exhibition, as it will feature 3,500 jewels from the V&A's collection.
To celebrate this exhibition the V&A has collaborated with Grayson Perry, Barbara Hulanicki, Betty Jackson and Dita Von Teese as part of their 'Cherry on the Cake' collection.
Above is Betty Jackson's Lover's Knot necklace, which is a pleasing mix of textures and a nice contrast of delicate/tough. Dita Von Teese's contribution is a more traditional effort, inspired by the 'Golden Age of Couture' exhibition it oozes old-time glamour.
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I'm a massive fan of Grayson Perry's artwork, but at £4000 I might have to settle for looking and not touching the reversible V&A pendant. Another piece which caught my eye is the Spitalfields beaded necklace by Clara Francis. I'm not that keen on beadwork jewellery normally but the attention to shading makes the floral design look contemporary.
Visit the V&A shop for more info on their jewellery collections.