Interested in pronouncing "Applaudie"? Pronounced it: ah-plough-dee.
The Couch Cushions Series is part of the Frameables Collection™.
Measurements (in inches):
Handmade rug - 26 x 26
Couch - Length 18½ x Width 15 x Height 3
Necklace - Length 12½ x Width 2 x Thickness¼
Pin - Length 2 x Width 3 x Thickness 1½
Earrings - Length 5 x Width 2 x Thickness ¼ (art only)
Barrette - Length 4 ½ x 2 x 1½
Bracelet - Length 9 x Width 2 x Thickness ¼ foot
Ring - Length 2 x Width 2 x Thickness ¼ (art only, adjustable ring)
Weight in ounces & grams (Approximate):
Necklace - 1.16 oz / 33 g
Pin - 0.46 oz / 13.2 g
Earrings (Each) - 0.53 oz / 15 g (Average)
Barrette - 1.07 oz / 30.2 g
Bracelet - 0.83 oz / 23.6 g
Ring - 0.21 oz / 6 g
Couch Pieces (without cushions/jewelry):
Mauve (paisley) - 0.73 oz / 20.9 g
Green floral - 0.73 oz / 20.7 g
Yellow - 0.70 oz / 20 g
White striped - 0.72 oz / 20.3 g
Turquoise - 0.79 g / 22.3 g
Pink peacock - 1.37 oz / 38.9 g
Green leather - 1.09 oz / 30.9 g
Green stripes - 0.78 oz / 22.2 g
Leopard print - 1.21 oz / 34.2 g
Pink floral - 0.98 oz / 27.7 g
White - 1.44 oz / 40.7 g
Denim - 0.96 oz / 27.3 g
Red Checkered - 0.93 oz/ 26.3 g
Total weight: 12.43 oz / 352.4 g
Love Seats: Beige - 1.69 oz / 47.8 g --- Blue - 1.69 oz / 48 g --- Black - 2.04 oz / 58 g
Total weight: 5.42 oz / 153 g
Red - 1.17 oz / 33.2 g --- Peach - 1.38 oz / 39.1 g
Total weight: 2.55 oz / 72.32 g
Foot Rest/Chaise Lounge - 0.75 oz / 21.2 g
Grand total of all couches (without cushions) - 21.15 oz / 599.72 g
Rug - 34.8 oz / 98.5 g
Explanation: This is a playful sculpture-jewelry artwork. Only the cushions are the jewelry. Each piece of jewelry can be occasionally worn either way: it is reversible. One way to wear it is with the fabric pattern of the couch showing up (and each seat is different), and on the reversible side is "What you find under the couch" side of the cushion. The rug is there as Retouches finales* as we say in French, meaning "the finishing touches" for this artwork.
*(Pronounce: ruh-toosh fee-nahl)
Fragility rating:  - Under the Couch Cushions Series
General Care Instructions: be careful when tightening the metallic wires so they don’t mark the art if too tight. Check periodically so you have no mark, change slightly where it attaches to the piece. Do not leave the art into hot or cold car or outside under these conditions. Keep away from the sun. Wash and dry hands thoroughly before handling. Fragility rate for wearing purposes is: 1 for least fragile and 10 for most fragile. 9 - 10 [Most Fragile] - Can be: Worn for a photograph or an event to impress and be admired. Stay pretty still in a mostly standing or sitting position and stay away from moving people or moving parts that could bump and injure the jewelry or cause it to fall off. No food, liquid, or sun should come directly in contact with the art. Room temperature is recommended. Transportation should in individual boxes held horizontally with protective material. Keep away from the sun. Avoid extreme temperature. These pieces of art are conversation pieces. For this particular series the small seats may need "help" to stay in place. You may want to use museum putty to prevent the pieces from detaching (gravity). Or, alternatively, you may want to mount the frame to legs and use it as a sculpture displayed horizontally and impress! Refrain from placing anything on the plexiglass door.
[4 - 6] - [ Somewhat fragile]
Can be: Worn for a few hours, carefully dampened, handled, spot clean by hand (if necessary) in cold water with mild soap and dry flat. Must be stored individually piece by piece with some protection, even if it’s just a plastic baggie over it.
Caution: The findings may detach with gravity and movement. Be careful spot cleaning around the edges so water does not get onto the inside and ruin it.
Recommended to wear over clothing, not directly on skin if possible, especially if wearing for over one hour. There is a risk of findings detaching from the pieces and the art may be lost or damaged.