This individually handmade necklace is the first of a new range of stitched necklaces. I use actual conifer leaves to create the design on the front whilst the back has a vintage lace design. It is made using 100% recycled white perspex with a silver clasp and is stitched with silk thread.
My unusual plant jewellery is created by collecting, drying and pressing the unique, individual leaves. The acrylic is heated and the leaves are pressed into its surface. I then use them like a stencil to apply the colours. The leaves are peeled off to reveal the beautiful, colourful design. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic jewellery I developed myself. I call it 'Fossilised Plastic' due to the fine detail that's captured on the embossed surface - so they are similar to fossils.
The construction of the necklace was inspired by Victorian jet necklaces which were made using links. This 19" botanical statement chain necklace evokes both a contemporary and a vintage feel, appealing to all.
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.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.