Sterling silver with copper disc - the copper disc is highly polished to a mirror finish I then use a technique "reticulation" which involves heating the silver taking it to melting point. While the silver is in semi liquid form I use a pic to form design and texture in the silver before it solidifies and fuses with the copper. This process may be repeated a number of times before the desired texture or design is achieved. I then use many different polishing techniques to achieve the final finish on the piece. This process allows for amazing textures and designs making every jewellery piece unique.
This pendant inspired by rivers - I love the way nature works bringing life through the delivery of fresh water by the way of flowing rivers. I textured this pendant with various patterns depicting the many terrains a river must carve its path before reaching the ocean. In this piece the silver bar depicts the river's source and its journey to meet the ocean delivering life to the land it flows through.
30mm x 23m
Sterling silver chain: 45cm
Gallery - Inspired by the rugged beauty of the unique Irish landscape & coastline. Handcrafted in sterling silver & copper, fused together to create unique pieces of rustic style jewellery.