Hello friends & family, and friends of my friends and family,
My heart is pounding. I’ve poured all my love and energy into creating this collection of sterling silver jewellery and I’m so excited to be able to share it with you!
On Oct 24-25th I’ll be launching my collection at the WorkingSilver Jewellery Show & Sale in New Westminster. If you’re on the mainland I’d love for you to come.
This past summer I enrolled in classes at WorkingSilver to learn the craft of silversmithing. This showcase is an opportunity for myself, my fellow students, our instructors and studio staff to share our work with friends, family and the public. Items will be for sale – *hint hint* you can get a jump on your Christmas shopping list! Details are listed on the attachments.
This will be my first showcase and it would mean so much to see your smiling face there.
The MerSea collection is inspired by wild spaces and the creatures who roam. You can expect to find clean lines paired with organic forms, contrasting textures, negative space and a touch of West coast whimsey. I wanted to create pieces that are iconic of our coast, not only in the literal sense, but a physical reminder of that feeling of standing at the edge of the forest looking out at the ocean. Of salty air whipping off the water and the smell of sun warmed pine needles. Coastal essence.
Each design has been tried and tested to hold up against everyday abuse, even if that means getting salty and dirty. MerSea pieces are made to be worn!
Through WorkingSilver I’ve learned the traditional techniques to make a complete piece from start to finish. Beginning with a length of wire and a sheet of silver I measure, cut, forge, form, and solder. Not limited by pre-fabricated components I have total design freedom over the size and shape of a clasp, the length of a chain, the position of a bail and the shape of ear wires. The result is a collection that is truly one of a kind. I hope you like what I’ve created. This is just a taste of things to come! I’ve got so much more in the works.
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Please pass this along to anyone who might be interested.