A small piece of pale blue kyanite on asymmetric salvaged metal (recycled from can of tomatoes, yes really!) The surface of the tin is silver soldered; the layers painstakingly built up, sculpted, and hammered to create an organic, freeform, and sculptural setting for the stone.
A scroll at the top provides a channel through which to thread a 22 inch / 56 cm black suede leather cord (also salvaged) which can be tied at the back of the neck (no clasps - but I can wrap the ends of the chord and add an oxidized copper hook if preferred).
Soldered surfaces are sealed with a natural wax polish but will darken and distress over time. Clean with a damp soft cloth and apply an occasional coat of wax polish to maintain the patina.
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My work is purposefully rustic and raw. I use salvaged, repurposed and natural found elements as much as possible. Rather than sterling or fine silver I prefer to work with 'base' metals (tin, copper and brass,preferably recycled) which I manipulate and play with to add texture and dimension. Far from a compromise, I love the look of these materials and using them in my work allows me to create bold jewelry for the free of spirit and wild at heart.
1-3 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Yes, I am continuing to ship internationally (from here in Australia). However, most countries are experiencing delays to shipping as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Always feel free to message me if you have any questions.
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.
Absolutely. 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 but I will issue a refund upon proof of postage, so you don't have to wait).
My work is purposefully raw. I use natural stones, crystals and salvaged materials, as these hold more meaning than shiny new things. My aesthetic celebrates the signposts; stitches, tool marks, natural texture and patina - these tell the story of a pieces' journey with me. I love that one of my customers described my work as 'beautifully broken' because there is great beauty in what some consider to be imperfection.
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. When you purchase one of my pieces you are getting something that is unique and which has taken many hours to create.
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.