This collection was inspired by the notion of a "find”; the journey that pirates go on to discover treasure. The sense of anticipation and excitement, not knowing what they'll stumble upon but having high hopes for it.
I used settings that I broke through to roughly set a variety of stones and create my own hoard of treasure. The broken through settings opened up countless new ways to reintroduce stones, allowing me to play with various angles and spaces in many unexpected ways. This casual curation of metal, stones and chain echoes the layers of stories and experiences that a treasure hoard holds within it. The patination, distortion and fragments work together to create a sense of wear and tear; a reminder of how cherished and desired the jewellery had once been. This collection is a reminder that things of value are yearned for, and that stories and experiences heighten their value.
drenched in jewels 2017