Jewelry

'Descend' Acrylic on seashell fragment, with silver wire wrap.

'Flow' Acrylic on blue mussel seashell fragment, with silver wire wrap.

'Bubble' Acrylic on seashell fragment with silver loop.

'Breach' and 'Drift' Acrylic on blue mussel seashell fragment, with silver loop.

'Drift' Acrylic on blue mussel seashell fragment, with silver loop.

'Tail.' Silver wire wrapped, acrylic paint on blue mussel seashell

'Peek.' Silver wire wrapped, acrylic paint on blue mussel seashell

'Peek.' Silver wire wrapped, acrylic paint on blue mussel seashell

'Greeting.' Silver wire wrapped, acrylic paint on blue mussel seashell

'Float.' Silver wire wrapped, acrylic paint on blue mussel seashell

'Tides.' Blue mussel shell wrapped in silver wire.

'Dive.' Silver wire wrapped, acrylic paint on blue mussel seashell

'Leap.' Silver wire wrapped, acrylic paint on blue mussel seashell

'Currents.' Silver wire wrapped, acrylic paint on blue mussel seashell

'Refract.' Silver wire wrapped, acrylic paint on blue mussel seashell

'Flow' and 'Iceberg' Acrylic on blue mussel seashell fragment, with silver wire wrap.

'Flow' 'Ice' and 'Seafoam' Acrylic on blue mussel seashell fragment, with silver wire wrap.

'Lean.' Silver wire wrapped, acrylic paint on blue mussel seashell

'Rush' Acrylic on blue mussel seashell fragment, with silver wire wrap.

'Serene' Acrylic on blue mussel seashell fragment, with silver wire wrap.

'Wave.' Silver wire wrapped, acrylic paint on blue mussel seashell

'Stars.' Silver and steel wire wrapped, acrylic paint on blue mussel seashell.
The only photo I got was this quick shot moments before its sale at market.

'J-pod' Acrylic paint on seashell fragment.

Practice pieces.

Practice piece, steel wire.

Practice drill and wrap.

'Avatar' Acrylic paint on seashell fragment.

Inspired by the ancient growth trees of Port Renfrew. 'Avatar' left on seashell, 'Sitka' middle on slate stone, 'Botany Bay' right on Shale stone.

Description

I recently dove headfirst into the world of crafting after the inspiration I found in living so close to the ocean, in Metchosin BC. My hopes with this jewelry series is to capture some of the largest and most imposing living things on the planet, onto some of the smallest fragments leftover by the tides. I have begun collecting broken and tumbled shell pieces during beachside trash cleanups, and am constantly inspired by the majesty of the sea in every visit.

Date

2020