alchemy

The Alchemy collection is crafted from copper sheet and tubes, white enamel (pigmented powdered glass) and sterling silver. 

 

The shapes are cut out of copper sheet or tube, before being filed to remove any rough edges. Enamel is then sifted onto the copper before heating it with a torch (firing) until the enamel fuses to the copper.

The process is repeated multiple times to allow the copper oxides to show through the white enamel, creating beautiful hues of green, blue and even silver.

The pieces are then left to develop a green patina in a verdigris solution for 1-2 weeks. And finally a coat of wax is applied to seal the colour.

This process ensures each piece is truly unique as no two pieces will ever fire the same way or develop the same patina.

 

The settings are then created in Sterling Silver, either from sheet and wire or from recycled silver for all the hand forged nails.

Finally, liver of sulphur is used to blacken the top the tiny nails.

Necklace and brooch
Necklace and brooch
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Alchemy pendant
Alchemy pendant
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Alchemy pendant back
Alchemy pendant back
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Saturn brooch
Saturn brooch
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Alchemy rings
Alchemy rings
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Nail ring
Nail ring
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Tube earrings
Tube earrings
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Alchemy moon brooch front
Alchemy moon brooch front
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Alchemy moon brooch back
Alchemy moon brooch back
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Disc earrings
Disc earrings
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Alchemy studs front
Alchemy studs front
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Alchemy studs back
Alchemy studs back
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Alchemy 3 way planet earrings
Alchemy 3 way planet earrings
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Alchemy 3 way planet earrings 2
Alchemy 3 way planet earrings 2
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artifacts

The pieces in this collection were made using the ancient techniques of etching & oxidation to achieve the look and texture of medallions. Inspired by ancient adornments and recovered artifacts from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, each piece is hand finished and unique.

Sterling Silver & 24ct gold leaf

Etched Silver & Gold Stud Earrings
Etched Silver & Gold Stud Earrings

The artifacts collection uses the ancient techniques of etching & oxidation, as well as the Korean Keum Boo method to apply 24ct gold leaf.

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Etched Silver & gold coin ring
Etched Silver & gold coin ring

The artifacts collection uses the ancient techniques of etching & oxidation, as well as the Korean Keum Boo method to apply 24ct gold leaf.

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Etched Silver & gold studs Large
Etched Silver & gold studs Large

The artifacts collection uses the ancient techniques of etching & oxidation, as well as the Korean Keum Boo method to apply 24ct gold leaf.

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Etched Silver & gold broach
Etched Silver & gold broach

The artifacts collection uses the ancient techniques of etching & oxidation, as well as the Korean Keum Boo method to apply 24ct gold leaf.

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Sterling Silver

Artifacts Etched Silver cup ring
Artifacts Etched Silver cup ring

The artifacts collection uses the ancient techniques of etching & oxidation, as well as the Korean Keum Boo method to apply 24ct gold leaf.

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Artifacts Etched coin ring small
Artifacts Etched coin ring small

The artifacts collection uses the ancient techniques of etching & oxidation, as well as the Korean Keum Boo method to apply 24ct gold leaf.

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Artifacts Etched Sterling Silver
Artifacts Etched Sterling Silver

The artifacts collection uses the ancient techniques of etching & oxidation, as well as the Korean Keum Boo method to apply 24ct gold leaf.

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Etched Silver sun dial ring
Etched Silver sun dial ring

The artifacts collection uses the ancient techniques of etching & oxidation, as well as the Korean Keum Boo method to apply 24ct gold leaf.

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star struck

Islamic decorative patterns rely on the use of recurring motifs or "tessellations". Built from a combination of geometric shapes, these are interlaced to form intricate patterns which can be associated with notions of infinity as they expand indefinitely. This collection uses the 8-pointed star which began to appear in the Middle Ages and is referred to as as khatim or khatim-sulayman, meaning "seal of the prophets".

Star Struck pendant short_model
Star Struck pendant short_model

Sterling silver, hematite beads, acrylic & nylon. Part of the Star Struck collection which was inspired by tessellations in islamic art and the 8-pointed star.

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Star Struck pendant, detail (1)
Star Struck pendant, detail (1)

Sterling silver, lapis lazuli beads, acrylic & nylon. Part of the Star Struck collection which was inspired by tessellations in islamic art and the 8-pointed star.

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Star Struck ring orange
Star Struck ring orange

Sterling Silver & acrylic. Part of the Star Struck collection which was inspired by tessellations in islamic art and the 8-pointed star.

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Star Struck necklace - V&A Comp.
Star Struck necklace - V&A Comp.

Shortlisted for the 2018 "inspired by the V&A" competition and part of the Star Struck collection.

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Star Struck - Brooch 50x50l
Star Struck - Brooch 50x50l

Acrylic, pigment, Nylon and sterling silver. Part of the Star Struck collection which was inspired by tessellations in islamic art and the 8-pointed star.

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