Saturday, March 20, 2010

rainforest collection

I started this collection of jewellery a couple of months ago. After finishing the natures sculptures collection created around rugged stone shapes, I wanted to make something more fluid this time, which unlike the solid timeless motionless rocks and pebbles, was more about movement, growth and change.

I’m also deeply attracted to the rainforest, I love the colours, the light, the density, the air, the life, the stillness, the interconnectedness, and how everything is interdependent upon each other within the rainforest. I love the contrast of light and dark, how the plants spiral and intertwine their way around each other as they struggle to reach the light.

We were married in a rainforest and as our wedding anniversary was approaching I felt the need to revisit, in my mind and in real life, everything that it represents to me. There is a small reserve not far from where I live that has a rainforest and it was here that I was reminded of everything that I love about it.

My rainforest collection has been made with 100% recycled sterling silver and will be available to purchase in my Etsy store on Tuesday.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

life stacking rings in gold

I've just finished making a custom order for a lovely customer - life stacking rings in 14 carat yellow gold.

My new collection is finally finished! I won't have time to photograph everything until Thursday, I'm hoping to have all the photos and the story behind this collection of jewellery on my blog by Friday :).

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I’m back after my little break away :). I didn’t really have a break but spent the week working on a collection of jewellery I’m trying to finish. The collection started with 5 pieces and has grown into 10 pieces, so it’s taking a little longer to complete than I planned! I’m almost finished, I just have the stones to set and then the pricing, photographing and listing – hopefully it will all be listed in my store next week!

I also spent time working on a custom order. A couple wanted to buy a “water” and “fire” ring from my “elements stacking rings”, and they also wanted a ring to sit between these two rings with braided strands of gold, silver and copper that represented transformation, spirituality and relationships. I sketched some designs for the middle ring with different ways to intertwine the three strands and came up with an organic, fluid, flowing design – almost like a river. After deciding on the way the strands intertwined I thought it would be a nice idea to combine all the elements (water, fire and relationships/spirituality/transformation) into one ring. It was a challenge soldering the middle strands to the ring (being three different metals and crossing over each other) but I love making jewellery that is symbolic and meaningful and I’m really happy with the final design and the finished rings :).