DEN Project

Jewellery Box (eBay)

This is a Jewellery box which ‘lived’ on eBay.  Although eBay wasn’t strictly a social website, the idea was that there was some sort of social element in the transactions on the site.

The Jewellery box was to sell its contents.  It provided background stories about the two items to be sold.

 One of these items was a mock pearl necklace which got 7 bids and sold for £2.40.  The other item was a chunky bangle which received 35 views, 6 bids and sold for £3.10.

 The story provided for the bangle was: 

Mary received this bangle as a present on her 12th birthday from her mother.  She loved playing in the garden on her own, getting muddy amongst the rose beds and brambles.

The present was a reminder of those times, but also was a signal that it was time for Mary to start growing up.  She wore it, reluctantly at first, with her pretty white dresses on formal occasions, or when there were visitors to the house. 

Later, she took to wearing it as often as she could, even sleeping with it if she could get away with it.  But within two years the bangle had been discarded, thrust into me, her mother’s jewellery box, and forgotten about.

Mary started wearing other jewellery – new necklaces, bracelets, and then had her ears pierced.  But she always remembered the chunky bangle as the first piece of “grown-up” jewellery she was ever given.

This eBay page is now unavailable as the project has ended.

 
 

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