The inspiration for this unique piece is tree branches and twigs. The sterling silver "branches" are soldered into place and each tip is heated to create balled forms at the ends. The entire piece is finished with an unusual dark oxidized finish, polished to create highlights. This is a stunning handmade piece that is equally eye-catching at a black-tie event or with jeans and a t-shirt. A matching twig cuff bracelet is also available.
The piece with chain is approximately 17" from end to end. The pendant portion is approximately 4" across.
The Artist/Designer: Miranda Britton is an artist and jeweller with a BFA in visual art from Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University, and training in jewellery making from the Haliburton School of the Arts. 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”.