Silver Seashell Cluster Drape Earrings
A cluster of hand-formed silver squiggles, mono-cast sea shells, and gold fill limpets connected to a handmade chain a create a tactile shimmer. These gorgeous earrings are lightweight and playful to wear, and hang from gold fill hooks.
"The poem Blakeney Marshes evokes a liminal space and this is what comes to mind for me when thinking about visiting the coast. To me it is a dreamscape - cloud cover, shifting shapes, glimmers and glitters shimmering light then dark. The jewellery I have made is a response to this effect of the light on the sea. Strands and clusters of items caught up together on the beach, still wet and hung up by a passer-by, mesmerised by it’s twisting, glinting movement. The tactile quality of the work is like sand falling through fingers. The polished silver like a bright yet breezy day." - Julie Mellor
Made for the Poetry In Ocean showcase and inspired by Blakeney Marshes by Louise Walker:
"Vast clouds process in state
towards the distant sea;
starlings swirl through
dusk like ink in water.
Sodden ground offers
no resistance and a haze
of fawn grass surrenders
to the wind. Impossible
to tell where marsh ends
and sea begins: the soft border
between waking and sleep."