An organically shaped circle, dapped to create a concave shape which gives this piece dimension and depth. The copper is partially enameled in very pale blue (almost white) glass. A section of the copper is left bare, but torch-fired to blacken and darken the surface; the letters 'f t s' are very subtly stamped on the surface.
A wire wrapped kyanite stone charm hangs alongside the main focal.
Whilst, I don't really do New Year's resolutions - I did want a reminder that, this year, it's OK to quit; that if something isn't working, is too hard, is taking too much of a toll on me it's OK to say 'f**k this s**t' and move on to something better and more rewarding. If you feel the same way, then the barely visible 'f t s' stamped onto this pendant' will serve as your personal reminder too.
Two wavy black recycled leather chords and a long bale (tinned and soldered wire) suspend enamel pendant and kyanite charm; the ends are wrapped in oxidzied copper wire.
Around 18 inches (46cm) end to end. Closing with a hand forged copper hook.
The process of enamling involves heating glass powder to a high temperature so that it melts and fuses with the metal to create a glass surface over the metal. Whilst, pretty hardy and tough, the glass will crack if given a hard enough knock, or it is dropped onto a surface like concrete or stone.
My enameling work is purposefully rustic - I prefer chippy and primitive over smooth and shiny.
For more raw and rustic necklaces, chokers, earrings, bangles and cuffs:
1-3 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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I find items shipped from Australia to most places in the world arrive within Australia Post's designated shipping time of 6-10 days. It can, occasionally, take longer. I ship with tracking as standard so you can keep an eye on your purchase as it wings its way to you.
Domestic items are shipped via Australia Post and should reach you in 2-5 days.
All my items are securely packaged and wrapped in new and clean recycled packaging.
I try to keep my environmental footprint as light as possible so I use ephemera (vintage sewing pattern tissue, old unwanted books and Atlases) in my wrapping.
Of course. What's the point of jewelry you aren't going to wear! Shopping online is convenient, but sometimes you need to see a thing up-close and and in-person to know how you really feel about it. If you'd like to return your item, just let me know within 14 days of delivery (please note: purchasers are responsible for return postage costs)
My work is organic, purposefully rustic and raw. My pieces take a journey with me as I create them. I use found and salvaged objects wherever possible as these tell a story and reflect my commitment to sustainability. My aesthetic celebrates the signposts - surface stitches, tool marks, texture and natural patina - that tell the story of that pieces journey with me.
When you purchase one of my pieces you are purchasing something that is one-of-a-kind, completely unique and which has taken many hours to create.
Pricing is one of the hardest things for an artist. I try to keep my prices accessible, whilst reflecting the time and materials that have gone into creating.
My process is very organic and personal so, the short answer is no, I don't generally take custom orders. However, please feel free to reach out to me if you have something in mind. I've worked with several of my regular customers to create a piece that uses a material or object that holds a special meaning for them.