Bodice Ballast Necklace: Patinated bronze, silver, copper, garnet and opal
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#4 Regression 2067
In our walled city of Tower Onto, we are privileged to be on the Great Lakes trade route. The tight bodices worn by both genders serve as signboards to display our wealth and items for barter: the "ballast" which keeps our economy afloat. The old machines don't speak to us anymore, but books still tell us of the past. I look to the "Belle Epoch" of 1900, when fashion styles were much like the present day, and metalwork reached an opulent peak, which has declined with our many wars. I scavenged ruined industrial sites for materials, finding bronze sheeting and copper wire. Trading for an old, minimalist necklace from the late 1900s, when jewellery was so plain, I re-used its silver, opals, and garnets. The silver chain has nodules that remind me of the fishing lures we make here on Lake Onto.