Jewellery

Bracelet Bay, Swansea, photo by Stephen Foote.

Working through The Landscape Series with photographer and cameraman Stephen Foote and onto the Throwdown at the Hoedown Series, the research has clarified the complex interwoven nature of the Lithosphere, the Atmosphere, the Aquasphere and the Biosphere. It is incredible!

In single sculptures it’s not easy to show those relationships. Jewelry, especially a necklace, can be a descriptive sentence, a string of ideas, where colour and textures give you the opportunity to consider a place or a theme. And then you get to have them with you all day.

The necklaces are made with my micro-sculptures in various clays, found stones with their own holes from my walks, polished stone beads and glass beads. Wearing them is wonderful: they are cool on your skin and it is calming, enchanting and inspiring to be able to feel their shapes and textures as the day passes.

The necklaces are made on strong, coloured, twisted jewelry-wire with simple, secure clasps. I’ve made bracelets that I like to wear in mix and match sets. They are on comfortable, strong elastic.

Most of the necklaces are £40 and the bracelets are £10 (includes postage and packing in the UK). I will happily do commissions too. To order, email osprey.studios@btinternet.com to arrange a visit or a BACS or Paypal payment to receive your jewelry by mail. My Shop. has information about buying from Osprey Studios.

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1. Ice and Life, porcelain micro sculpture with glass beads, £40, free UK postage

 

 

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The edge of a giant Ammonite, turned to stone in a boulder on Monknash Beach and petrified wood in a river near Osprey Studios.
Limestone, one of the worlds commonest stones, was formed from the creatures of the Biosphere who built their shells and skeletons by reacting with the minerals and chemicals in the atmosphere and the aquasphere. Plants and animals have changed the world many times over the eons. The Hag Stones in my jewelry are Welsh Limestone that I have found and I never alter them in any way.

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2. Aquasphere 1, porcelain micro-sculpture with glass beads, £40, free UK postage

This necklace, Aquasphere 1, £40, porcelain, glass, stone, acrylic, looks at the travels of water and the many forms it takes.

If you look at still photos of moving water you see many of the shapes that water leaves on ice or stone. 
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3. Stone and Life, found hag-stones with stone and glass beads, £40, free UK postage. 

Stone and Life, £40, stone and glass necklace.

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4. The Cycle Continues, found hag-stone with glass and stone beads, Sold.

The Cycle Continues, £85 (sold), stone and glass necklace.

Many of the pendants are natural stones that I have found, with their own holes. And a lot of the beads are stone too. The Lithosphere feeds the biosphere. Then many of those minerals return to stone.
The other side of The Cycle Continues stone is very different!
The Cycle Continues, 3rd view.

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5. Companion I, found hag-stone with stone beads, £40, free UK postage

 

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6. Iceberg II, porcelain micro sculpture and glass beads. £40, free UK postage. 


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7. From The Sky to the Earth, found hag-stones with glass beads, £40, free UK postage. 

From The Sky to the Earth, £40, stone and glass necklace.

Water passes through the land and the atmosphere changing it’s acidity and salinity, dissolving, eroding and moving the ingredients of everything around the world.

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8. Karst and Sky, sold.

Karst and Sky, £125 (Sold)


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9. Companion II, all stone beads and found hag stones, £40, free UK postage



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10. The Land, ceramic micro sculpture and glass beads, £40, free UK postage. 


    




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11. Standing Stones, 3 found hag-stones and stone beads, £40, free UK postage



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12. Stone and Life, 3 found hag-stones (one with a fossil) and glass and stone beads, £40, free UK postage. 






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13. Biosphere sentinel, Black Ceramic micro-sculpture with glass beads £40, free UK postage. 

 

 

 

Bracelets. £10, stone and glass beads, free postage the UK.

I change the mix to suit my mood or clothes. They are tough so I can even wear them when I am working. The weird, super strong elasticated thread makes them easy and comfortable and you can slip them off to handle like Greek worry-beads. It’s lovely, very relaxing.

Shades of purple glass and stones with a few acrylic beads and charms. Sold.

14, 15, 16, 17.                           Shades of purple glass and stones with a few acrylic beads and charms. Sold.

18, 19, 20, 21.                                                 Choose as many  bracelets as you like.

 

22, 23, 24, 25.                              I have a lot of gorgeous beads in all sorts of colours and shapes and I will happily make you as many as you want featuring your favorite colours.

26, 27, 28, 29.

30, 31, 32, 33.

34, 35, 36, 37.