Gorgeous jewellery and environmentally friendly too? Yes you can! This boho statement necklace is made with copper offcuts, lead free enamel, and reclaimed sari silk. The colours in the rustic enamelled pendant complement the ombre colours in the sari silk. I hand pierce each pendant from copper offcuts. The pendant is then coated with multiple layers of vitreous enamel and repeatedly fired in a kiln heated to 820 C. To finish the piece, it is oxidised. The pendant measures 8.5x5 cm and hangs on a 32 inch piece of hand dyed reclaimed sari silk. The silk can be shortened by untying the knot and re tying it at your preferred length. The back of the pendant is enamelled in a simpler mostly white colour. It is a gorgeous, but simple statement piece.
This collection was inspired by the corrosion of man-made industrial structures, specifically rusty chains, on the coast of Scotland.
I make all of my jewellery in my studio in Glasgow. I work hard to have a jewellery making practice that is eco-friendly and ethical. I use recycled and reclaimed materials in my jewellery, and the enamel that i use is a more environmentally friendly lead free enamel. I also limit the use of chemicals in my studio and use non-toxic alternatives when possible. All of my packaging, from the jewellery boxes to the packing material, is also made from recycled materials.
Jewellery care - Enamel is glass, so take care not to drop your jewellery and store it in a safe place when not in use.
£45.00 Regular Price