Supplied with a chain and bag.
Price listed is the price this handmade, silver, art would cost you in a shop, as you are buying direct from the artist I can pass on the saving to you.
About this design and what it means to me:
Butterflys - you must surely love them! They are so beautiful. I used to facepaint and I have brightened the day of 1000's of children by painting cheerful butterflies on their lovely faces! Farfalla in Italian. Papillon in French. Everywhere I travel they meet me with joy. My step dad loved them and after we lost him to cancer I never see them without a surge of that good sadness that is remembered happiness filtered through newer heartbreak. Butterflies migrate vast distances through storms and over oceans. Do you think they know fear? If they do, their courage is also vast because they still go. Surely butterflies are the emblem then for anyone who feels fragile some day against a vast world but heads out into it nonetheless.
About the Jewellery:
One off, original, contemporary silver jewellery. Handmade by Artist and designer Kirsteen Lyons-Benson BA (Hons).
Every piece is a little creation, an artwork, they are not made by machine, they are handmade by me one at a time. They are each given my love and create and attention.
These pieces are made using “metal clay” which is metal and a tiny amount of organic material, then I heat the hardened clay (with a blowtorch) to burn away the organic material leaving only silver metal behind. I then hand polish this to a shine. Hand made products from natural materials will always have slight differences one to another. I think this is part of the charm but it’s possible your jewellery will not be identical to the one photographed.
I have been creating art all my life, starting out with clay in my parents pottery when I was four years old, I have spent a lifetime learning to sculpt and paint and design. I create these pieces because I love to, I hope you enjoy owning them as much as I enjoy making them.
“When you make something unique you advance the culture, it’s not like owning something mass produced, that’s just repeating what came before, you own a little piece of the future. Art is life, art is peace, art is purpose, it’s worthwhile to support that in all of us.” Kirsteen
Silver Shell Jewellery
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