‘iron ring’

yunju lee is a recent graduate from the jewelery program at london’s central st. martins. her works takes a decidedly opposite perspective to the idea of beauty in jewelery. instead of diamonds and gems, lee crafts brooches that look like stains from ketchup or a woman’s lips. other pieces include a nose ring that has a milk moustache hanging below and ring with a household iron pattern. while the subject in her work is commonplace and unconventional, she executes them in more traditional silver, gold and enamel.

http://www.yunjulee.com

unconventional jewelery by yunju lee ‘ketchup dribbles brooch set’

unconventional jewelery by yunju lee ‘inkblot on the shirt pocket’

unconventional jewelery by yunju lee ‘ink splotch brooch set’

unconventional jewelery by yunju lee ‘lipstick stain single brooch for shirt collar’

unconventional jewelery by yunju lee ‘milk moustache’