Wild Acrylic botanic contemporary jewellery
.............My work is not mass produced .each piece is individually handmade using real flowers and leaves to create the designs. The wild plants and weeds that grow in front gardens and wastelands, in hedges and along paths are a rich source of material. I collect dry and press the leaves and flowers and then use them to create the designs using a process I developed which I call ‘fossilized' as the fine detail and even the veins of the leaves show on the embossed surface of the acrylic. The leaves perish in the process so each piece is unique as all leaves and flowers differ from all others. I confront the synthetic with the wild, by using plants to produce beautiful and individual acrylic jewellery. My work is a celebration of the organic and the industrial. A memory to each individual flower or leaf.