Silver Leaf Earrings.
Supplied with bag.
About this design and what it means to me:
I spent a year being very unwell in lockdown. My heart was at one of its lowest places. I was attacked on all sides. One of the things I had struggled with and dispaired of was my art. Who do I make it for? Why bother? I've worked so hard for so many years on it and I'm not getting the rewards and success I need to survive, let alone do well in life. My illness was exhausting and I couldn't go far. Friends were cut off from helping by corona rules. Two marriages had imploded and at 43 I was all out of certainty in myself, all out of future. Then I got some really good help from a few friends and I found out I still had some art in me. I finished me previously abandoned book and I started collecting these leaves.
They fall very close, little walks my strength would allow could still bring me to these leaves. They go every warm colour there is in autumn. They filter sunlight to dancing sparkles in summer. They are endlessly fascinating. Trees are life to this planet and to me.
About the Jewellery:
One off, original, contemporary silver jewellery. Handmade by Artist and designer Kirsteen Lyons-Benson BA (Hons).
Every piece is a little creation, an artwork, they are not made by machine, they are handmade by me one at a time. They are each given my love and create and attention.
These pieces are made using “metal clay” which is metal and a tiny amount of organic material, then I heat the hardened clay (with a blowtorch) to burn away the organic material leaving only silver metal behind. I then hand polish this to a shine. Hand made products from natural materials will always have slight differences one to another. I think this is part of the charm but it’s possible your jewellery will not be identical to the one photographed.
I have been creating art all my life, starting out with clay in my parents pottery when I was four years old, I have spent a lifetime learning to sculpt and paint and design. I create these pieces because I love to, I hope you enjoy owning them as much as I enjoy making them.
“When you make something unique you advance the culture, it’s not like owning something mass produced, that’s just repeating what came before, you own a little piece of the future. Art is life, art is peace, art is purpose, it’s worthwhile to support that in all of us.” Kirsteen
Silver Shell Jewellery
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