I am coming down to deadline on a very ambitious sculptural piece for
Mobilia Gallery to show at SOFA Chicago in their “Teapot
Re-envisioned” exhibit. (I’ll post an image when I have one.) Part
of it is a life-size teabag, which will be made out of copper mesh. I
want to fill it with tiny stones with a lot of flash, because that is
what will make it look good through the mesh. It will take two to
three teaspoons of stones to look right. I’d love to use diamonds,
but I can’t afford to, unless somebody can steer me to (or sell me)
ones that are fractured or the like, so they have little value, but
are still flashy.
I am also open to other options. I won’t use CZ’s or other
simulants. Synthetic is ok. Can be almost any stone, any color(s),
as long as it is flashy. Mixed colors might be fun.
I have only about two weeks until this is supposed to be shipped.
Can someone help me out here? Somebody got a stash of melee with
problems that are pretty worthless for setting? Other ideas? HELP!
I humbly thank you,