My practice revolves around the concept of the wish, and a motivation to think about how to convey goodwill and a sense of healing to the wearer through jewellery. Capturing the customs and traditions related to wishing in life, such as wishing trees and birthday candles, I combine jewellery with objects that retain their original function to convey positive emotions to the wearer and the audience. Materials, such as, metal, gemstones, paper, wood chips, acrylic sheets, pearls, found objects and many other mixed media are incorporated into these designs, giving people a more intuitive experience to accept the emotions expressed by the work.
Make A Wish – Part 1 Birthday Candles
Part 1 was inspired by the act of blowing out the candles on the birthday cake to make a wish. The pieces in this collection are both jewellery for the wearer and jewellery for the birthday cake.
Part 1 – Ring 01
Part 1 – Ring 02
Part 1 – Ring 03
Part 1 – Ring 04
Part 1 – Pin and Brooch
Part 1 – Necklace
Make A Wish – Part 2 Wish Tags
The second part is inspired by the wishing tree. In many cultures, people draw or write their wishes, dreams and blessings on wishing tags. These wishing tags are hung on trees in hopes of one’s longings coming. In this series of works, each wishing tag is an individual brooch.