This medallion necklace features the Kinnikinnick plant forged in silver. The leaves used to form the imprint on silver were respectfully harvested in a place called The Centre of the Universe located in Dead Man's Valley which was sadly devastated by wild fires summer of 2021.
"Each piece of jewellery is handmade from scratch right here in my home studio. My process is very intuitive and I like to let the materials speak for them selves. In some cases the pieces I make may have irregularities, but they are part of the design. I like to leave the pieces somewhat raw in order to showcase the organic feel of the designs."
The Artist's process:
"First I make a silicone mold with the plants that I collect. To make the embossed leaves in silver I use silver clay which is pure silver mixed with a binding agent. It’s exactly like clay when wet. I can form it into any shape and use the silicone molds to create the plant shapes in the clay. I also sometimes use the plants and roll the leaves directly into the clay to make an imprint. The silver clay has to dry for 24 hours before it’s fired. The firing process burns away the binding agent leaving behind a solid silver piece."
- Zoe, Umlaut Jewellery
Umlaut Jewellery - Silver Kinnikinnick Necklace
Medium: .925 Sterling Silver
Chain Length: 22 inches
Pendant: 0.5 inches x 1 inch