London designer’s work worn by Johnny Depp and Eva Green in film.
London-based jewellery designer and retailer Stephen Einhorn has been commissioned to create several items of jewellery for Tim Buton’s latest film Dark Shadows.
The pieces were designed to be worn by the two lead characters in the film, played by Johnny Depp and former Bond girl Eva Green.
The jewellery includes a bespoke ring created for Depp’s character Barnabas Collins and key pendant necklace for Green’s character Angelique Bouchard.
Einhorn said of the project: ”I was approached by the property master on Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows as he knew I had a background in model making for adverts and film, and that I would understand the pressures that go along with working in these industries and on large scale big budget projects.
“I am used to working with very talented people in my London jewellery workshops and as a designer I really enjoy collaborating with other creative individuals so it was wonderful to have this opportunity to work with a new group of people who are all so highly skilled in their own fields.
Einhorn was invited to try the fit of the ring and visited the Pinewood studios where the scenes had been set to mimic the US town of Collinsport, Maine, which also included a water-filled harbour and full sized boats and shops that had been purpose built for Dark Shadows.
“I had to make two different sized rings for Johnny Depp’s character as Tim Burton and Johnny Depp liked it so much they wanted it to be worn throughout the film, one for his extended finger and one to wear over his gloves.
“What surprised me the most though, and what I find interesting about the subsequent films I have been working on, is the total commitment to really fine craftsmanship the films production team have towards the costumes and jewellery.”
Einhorn is said to be regularly commissioned by companies to design jewellery ranges and has so far worked with Paul Smith and Dunhill among others. He has also created bespoke designs for Hollywood films and television projects including pieces for Golden Globe and Emmy awarding winner series True Blood and recently released film Snow White & The Huntsman.