The four life elements are brought together: a metal for earth, the fire of a torch, the water of a quenching bowl and the air that binds the process together. Copper – a base metal with powerful properties – is released to its true potential, never allowed to revert to its original state nor to oxidise. The scars are a reminder that change can be a traumatic process, but they are also what confer new beauty and new life. The work in the Earth series is a metaphor for the pursuit of 'becoming what one might be'.
Trapezoid copper element with 6 stitched reclaimed freshwater pearls, with 100% recycled silver and stainless steel pin. Can be worn at any angle. The processes involved in the making of each Earth series piece mean they are all one-off.