Beach Pebble Distressed Blue & White Enamel Silver Stud Earrings
One of a Kind, Enamelled oval earrings.
Textured and enamelled in turquoise tones front & back. finished with Sterling Silver posts and backs.
These earrings are inspired by pebbles washed over by the sea 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 and steel punches.
I weather the forms, trying to capture the textures of weather, the sea and the decaying urban environment surrounding beach pebbles.
Both sides of the earring are enamelled and sanded, repeatedly to mimic the years of patina and wear created by the salt, waves and sealife such as seaweed and barnacles .
My aim to create jewellery that reflects the constant battle and collaboration between nature and the man made environment. Creating beautiful objects born out of the observation of environmental decay and aging.