Components are individually hand forged from upcycled copper, brass & lava stone.
Circles commonly represent unity or unification of spirit & matter, wholeness & the element of spirit, or ether, the element that hold space in which the other 4 elements, air, fire, water & earth, can exist. Circles also seen as symbols of protection, strength & a representation of the sun.
Basalt, or Lava Stone, is a volcanic rock, formed when molten lava, created within the earth, solidifies quickly under heat & pressure. Its properties are known to contain the energy of its origins … a power, spark, raw energy & infinite wisdom gained from the earth & its transformations over millions of years. Basalt is considered to be a stone of rebirth & is known for sparking creative energy, enabling one to better express ideas & dreams. Reinforcing one's connection to the Earth, basalt is known for its grounding qualities, evoking emotional tranquility, relaxation & a sense of calmness. It is said to be an effective mood stabilizer, promoting positive behavioural change & releasing attachment. It provides guidance, strength, courage, stability & understanding through times of change. Lava Stone is often used as an essential oil diffuser, allowing one to benefit therapeutically from both the stone & the essential oil properties.
Necklaces are approximately 3 centimetres in diameter.
All parts & elements are handmade mindfully, ethically & sustainably.
Each individual component of each art piece is made by transforming natural, reclaimed, vintage, upcycled, found, organic & fair trade materials. Being fully involved in the process, is a fundamental element in all my work, from individually hand forging components, to salvaging discarded items, to sustainably hand collecting raw materials to incorporate into pieces.
Please keep in mind that the finished result may vary slightly from piece to piece. Stones, crystals, feathers, seeds & other natural materials have unique qualities & likewise, may vary.
The nature of the materials used assures each piece unique & truly one of a kind.
From the manner in which things are grown, gathered, harvested & handled, there is embedded energy in what we put in & on our bodies, in that we choose to surround ourselves. When you know your maker, their philosophies & their practices, you understand the vibration infused in your wares, which ultimately influences the way you feel. Supporting handmade cultivates a connection to the maker, to the elements & to the process of creation.