I love nature and wildlife and it inspires everything I do so I thought I’d show you how I translate nature into my jewellery.
I make my jewellery using silver clay. I trained in traditional silver-smithing but I love the versatility of silver clay and the way I can literally take nature and emboss it into my designs. I hunt for flowers, leaves, twigs, seeds, shells and anything with a beautiful pattern that I can use to emboss into the clay. I’ve always got a little bag with me for foraging trips in the woods, meadows and seashore.
I love taking real leaves from my wildlife garden to create designs. Each piece of jewellery is completely unique, just like the leaf used to create it.
I’m a keen gardener and I often look to my own garden for my nature inspiration. I particularly love the delicate blue forget-me-nots that flower in the Spring and have incorporated them into many designs.
As well as embossing direct from nature, I also create designs based on what I see in the garden. Here are my bumble bee earrings.
My next plan is to try embossing with the delicate leaves of herbs in the garden and I’d love to try moulding from an acorn……
Thank you so much for reading. I’d love to know what you think of my work and its nature inspiration.
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