Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dioramas...

 
I've been working really hard lately on lots of custom orders and my newest creations all about the Victorian art of dioramas. Dioramas are little hand made miniature 3-D models encased in glass and depict small scenes. 
 Wikipedia describes a "diorama" as this:
 
The word "diorama" originated in 1823 as a type of camera device, from the French in 1822. The word literally means "through that which is seen", from the Greek di- "through" + orama "that which is seen, a sight". The diorama was invented by Daguerre and Charles Marie Bouton, first exhibited in London September 29, 1823. The meaning "small-scale replica of a scene, etc." is from 1902.
 
 
I had so much fun creating these little locket filled nature scenes and I will be bringing them to my Etsy shop tonight. Here is a sneak peek:

 


 
 



























 
Be back soon with more from the bench. Have a great week!
 

2 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

these are exquisite..petite works of art under glass. i juts adore them christine! ;)

Rhonda said...

These are "truly" works of art, Christine. Blessed are us lucky gals who get the chance to view and purchase your amazing jewelry.