Large Bronze Caddis Disc Ring
A large disc ring of textured bronze, with a thick adjustable ring shank. The Caddis collection is intended to bring you feelings of protection and comfort found in a cosy home. Inspired by the caddisfly larvae, a clever creature which builds its own protective dwelling to house itself whilst in its most vulnerable state. They can be found living in the bottom of our ponds and streams where they gather their favoured materials from their natural environment and build a distinctive structure. Carefully sorted stones, twigs, or shells are all bound by their waterproof silk to be velvety smooth inside for their delicate bodies. This jewellery collection replicates these organic outer textures in rings that appear as mini sculptures which are carefully hand finished to be comfortable to wear.
Bronze disc measures 5cm wide
From the buried treasures of Pompeii to jewels found in meteorites and asteroids falling to earth over millennia; Jade Mellor wants to evoke the feeling of uncovering gems that have practically become part of the landscape through the wearing of time but originate from another world or civilisation.
The techniques she continues to develop push this medium and her further research into natural history, ancient civilisation and passion for nature's jewels result in exciting colours and textures in processes inspired by fossilisation and mineral structures.
To look after your jewellery we recommend it must not be worn in the bath, shower or whilst swimming and we advise any perfume or hairspray is to be applied before putting on your jewellery to avoid contact with chemicals and cosmetics. Please remove your jewellery before engaging in practical activities such as sport.
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