I have been working with Vetch leaves to create a new botanic jewellery collection.
I wanted to create the maximum contrast to emphasise line, pattern and shape as the edges of things become dominant and the outlines of the foliage become the main focus of each piece.
Vetch has vastly different shaped leaves at different stages of growth. The fine baby leaves can have almost striped feel which are formed on the curved arc of the stem. At the end of each stem the stem becomes a twisting curling tendril. The plant uses this tendril to hold on to things and climb. The swirls and twists are so beautiful - very delicate and tentative and yet strong and assertive.
These navy blue earrings are made from 100% recyclable acrylic (perspex), Argentum hypoallergenic silver and sterling silver. They measure 25mm x 30mm and have a total drop of 45mm.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
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