Barnacle Style Distressed Sky Blue Vitreous Enamel and Copper Brooch
Hand Cut and Shaped Copper form, enamelled front and back in layers of sky blue, white and grass green enamel. Creating a distressed weathered patina. The finished Barnacle form is framed with a polished copper brooch setting.
Size: 4.5x2.5x2 cm
Jewellery is boxed and gift wrapped and sent via tracked post. 1-3 days.
My jewellery is inspired by seaweed and other forms washed up on Britain’s coastline specifically, North West England, North & West Wales, Dorset & Cornwall.
Using designs I create from drawings and computer illustrations, I hand cut and form these shapes from copper; texturing the shapes with hammers, fire and traditional silversmith tools. I weather the forms, trying to capture the textures of both nature and the effects of weather, the sea and the decaying urban environment surrounding that nature.
Making jewellery that reflects the constant battle between nature and manmade. Creating beauty out of decay and natural ageing