Show your solidarity with the suffragettes! Celebrate women’s suffrage with these handcrafted purple and green, aluminium, drop earrings designed and made by Sally Lees.
The colours were an integral part of the suffragette campaigns with uprple standing for dignity, green for hope and white for purity and the suffragettes often wore combinations of these colours in their jewellery and clothing.
These earrings are made from strong and super light weight aluminium making them comfortable to wear. You will hardly know you are wearing them!
5.5 × 4 cm
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In 2016 Sally was commissioned by The Houses of Parliament to create a collection of jewellery to accompany and inspired by Mary Branson’s New Dawn light sculpture celebrating 150 years since the first petition for women to vote was taken to Parliament.
Sally was commissioned in 2018 to recreate the collection with added pieces and colourways to celebrate 100 years since the first women were allowed to vote.
The main imagery used in the New Dawn light sculpture is the end of the scroll that the Representation of the people act is written on. Sally re-drew the end of the scroll and then printed and dyed the aluminium by hand for the collection. The subsequent collection was partly digitally printed.
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You could notify us of your wish to cancel the order by emailing us, and then you have further 14 days from the date you notify to return the goods.
Sally has a passion for making beautiful things. She is a metalworker at heart and uses her traditional jewellery making skills and those of printing and dying aluminium to create stylish original jewellery. After studying art and design in the North of England Sally was selected to have a studio amongst the wealth of talent at Cockpit Arts in London. Her ethos is to hand make her products not manufacture them. Sally is featured on The Crafts Council Directory. and has appeared on the BBC’s Learning Zone. She currently also teaches jewellery at the Mary Ward Centre in central London and has taught jewellery making at Cockpit Arts, Designercourses, Greenwich Community College and London Metropolitan University. Her cufflinks are featured in the jewellery making books: ‘Anodized! Brilliant Colours and Bold Designs in Aluminium’ by Clare Stiles and ‘Coloured Aluminium Jewellery: Design and Make’ by Lindsey Mann; and her jewellery is also featured in ‘Colours and Textures of Jewellery’ by Nina Gilbey and Beckkie Ora Cheeseman. In 2016 Sally was commissioned by the Houses of Parliament to make a collection of jewellery inspired by and to accompany Mary Branson’s New Dawn light sculpture celebrating women’s suffrage. In 2018 she was re-commissioned to re create the collection with additional items and new colour combinations.
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