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About this project

Creating wearable macabre treasures that have a mysterious and other worldly presence, I carefully select an assortment of natural forms that each have appeal and intrinsic character. Studying them delicately before deciding how I will encapsulate their inherent attributes by recording them in a metal opens a new world for them, allowing change in their disposition, enhancing their mystic.

Acting as the beholder of such manipulation, I mimic the power we as humans abuse, altering nature’s pat


£200 — £3500


jewellery, contemporary jewellery, gemstones, enamelling, enamel, silver jewellery, organic, gold jewellery, nature


Jewellery, Metal work, Conceptual, Silversmithing


Precious metal, Gems
Algae Bloom ring, silver oxidized, 18 carat gold, green fancy cut tourmaline, green quartz
Photographer: Neil Lennon
Algae Bloom’ ring is a nod to algal blooms which occur in water where there is a rapid increase in the population of algae. This causes a discoloration in the water, which has varying shades of teals and greens. It is often caused by too much fertilizer being washed into the water promoting the growth of bacteria, which cause these blooms. Man’s residual effect of fertilizing the soil, forgetting the symbiosis that exists between all living organisms.
Thero Livere neckpiece silver oxidized with ametrine and enamels
Photographer: Neil Lennon
Large neckpiece hybrid cast from sea bark, seeds and a found scorpions claw.
Frostbite ring
Photographer: Neil Lennon
Hybrid of organic materials including bee, nut shell and bark. Cast in silver with aquamarine and blue enamel.

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Disciplines Jewellery, Conceptual, Metal work
Materials Precious metal, Gems