Recycled Eco Silver Earrings made from two different sized hammered textured hoops (3.5mm and 15mm). They are all handmade including the earring wires. They reflect the sun when you wear them and look gorgeous on and are comfortable to wear. Made from recycled eco silver. Hallmarked with my maker’s stamp.
|4.5 × 3.5 cm
Living and working on Dartmoor has had a positive and profound impact on my work and my aim became to reflect the tactile qualities of the surrounding flora and fauna within my jewellery making. I began experimenting with transposing these surface qualities by reproducing the textures through casting in silver; reticulating and hammering the surface of the metal and embedding semi-precious stones to reflect the natural colours of my environment.
I am a gardener and love being in nature and on a walk one day discovered some Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea) under the bark of a dead tree in the forest. This is an amazing fungus, the most destructive fungal disease in UK gardens and can have a devastating effect spreading underground, attacking and killing the roots of trees and shrubs and then decaying the dead wood. However, the network of rhizomorphs that spread underground and under the bark are extremely beautiful with an incredible texture and I became excited and inspired to use the eye-catching beauty of this pathogenic fungus.
The Circle collection also derive from the fungal cells, on a microscopic level. The reticulated and Hammered collections reflect the surface textures in nature, around Dartmoor.