This necklace's design is inspired by the eastern white spruce, sometimes called the Canadian Spruce, a hardy tree that withstands cold climates and is the provincial tree of Manitoba, Canada and the state tree of South Dakota, U.S. An unusual folded-metal design, this necklace has the shape of the spruce handcut with a jeweller's saw into a long piece of metal. One side is oxidized for contrast and then the metal is heated and folded creating a pendant that is still lightweight but with a weighty character. A beautiful gift for you or for a very special someone.
Pendant is 2" in length and is suspended from a 17" sterling silver snake chain.
The Artist/Designer: Miranda Britton is an artist and jeweller with a BFA in visual art from Simon Fraser University (British Columbia), and training in jewellery making from the Haliburton School of the Arts in Ontario. Miranda’s lifelong fascination with personal adornment and her artistic talent has inspired her to develop a distinctive aesthetic, creating thoughtful and intimate works of art for the body that are inspired by the objects and shapes that she encounters in her daily life. She works primarily with precious metals, however, she sees beauty in even the simplest things. “I find the stories told by a discarded photograph, an old piano key or a hand-picked beach stone just as precious as any gemstone and I often incorporate these objects into my jewellery”.