Between Waking and Sleep Opal and Pearl Necklace
Rice pearls, Australian opals, and fragments of organic shapes combine into this oceanic necklace plucked from a mermaid's treasure chest. Made from textured hand-pierced sterling silver with bright gold vermeil, 20 inches long with a T-bar clasp. Inspired by an extract of Louise Walker's poem Blakeney Marshes for our Poetry In Ocean showcase:
to tell where marsh ends
and sea begins: the soft border
between waking and sleep."
Susan MacLeod is a Scottish jeweller with an obsession for making gorgeous painterly jewels entwined with botanical forms. Susan’s Klimt-like colour palette and loose expressive sketchbooks are such an important part of her process; you can often find her out in the wild, drawing and finding inspiration in those quiet, concentrated moments.
Each piece of her jewellery has been individually pierced with a traditional handsaw, so no two will be the same. Susan’s love of hands-on craft skills shines through in her botanical designs that spontaneously sprout and develop through her passion for playful sketchbooking before bringing them to life in precious metals.
"I create jewellery inspired by the beauty in our natural surroundings. From delicate petal structures to bold sea coloured opals. I like to work with precious metals through an intuitive and playful process to create unique and personal jewellery for its wearer. I have a fascination with vivid sea colours and wild botanicals, which I like to incorporate into my design process." - Susan MacLeod
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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