Flore Soria France
Le Passage (The Passing) brooch
Piece created for Challenge 2022 Jewelry and Literature
Materials vegetable tanned cow leather, sheepskin, alphabet pasta, steel
For this challenge, Flore Soria approached the theme of literature through its medium: the book. Inspired by French leather mosaic book covers from the Art Deco period, she invented titles of imaginary books and created the cover that goes with them, with leather assemblies.
The embossed letters are made with alphabet pasta that is usually cooked for children. She found this material terribly small and painful and will never work with it again!