This piece is one of a kind and cut by hand. I use a little saw to hand cut out each layer and element.
This design started in my sketchbook. A cresting wave within a porthole frame. Two discs were punched from a sheet of silver. From these I cut the wave scape with my jeweller's saw and solder the layers together using traditional techniques. This is gives the piece a really fantastic depth and weight.
100% Oxidized Sterling Silver
7/8” pendant pictured here on an oxidized cable chain.
Each piece is finished with a black patina that I remove by hand, creating a shaded effect that adds a really interesting contrast and brings out the details.
All jump rings and chain components are soldered to ensure integrity of the piece.
The Porthole Collection
Compassion for our wilderness is at the core of my designs, a feeling of understanding and wanting to protect what we love. It is an easier conversation to have, separating humans and environment. Urban vs wild. But I think the more interesting one is of human connection to our northern wilderness. Here in BC we are wedged between the mountains and the sea. We are not so far removed. There is no distinct line. Our history is entwined with this coastline and our livelihoods depend on our natural resources. We are part of the story. This collection celebrates that story.