The Wilds Cuff
The silver section of Eastern Winds, inspired by the fauna of the Savannah. You can't have an ode to Eastern Africa without showcasing the wildlife that makes the lands feel so full and rich. Excited to share with you these creatures less celebrated, but endlessly deserving! 🐅🌞✨
This cuff, sister to The Wilds Ring, is one of the more geometric/textile inspired designs, and also happens to be one of my favorites from the collection. A heeeavy duty chunk of raw Tanzanian Sunstone sits as the central piece on this beauty in a double copper AND fine silver serrated bezel setting, framed on either side by two contrasting circular "stones" of shimmering black and green Eypitian Goose feathers in scalloped bezels. These three stones resting on one singular sterling pendant, that has emanating stamped "rays" edging the whole piece. Roped borders as well as sterling silver ball details decorate the piece. The pendant itself resting on the half round cuff, with stamped detailing congruent to designs seen throughout the entire collection. I loooove this beauty.
The cuff measures 5 1/4" long, with a 1" gap on the reverse.
The pendant itself measures 1 1/4" tall and 2 1/4" wide.
It weighs 1.41oz.
>>> The Eastern Winds Collection <<<
A three part, mixed metal collection, five years in the making. Inspired by a month I spent in August of 2017, with my mother, in Kenya and Tanzania. A huge trip we shared in both celebration and mourning. It was life changing. I came home and drew this collection, although initially much larger... but then my life changed again. Everything was put on hold. This collection (and the handful of copper pieces I made first) all were tabled in the corner of my studio ever since.
Now, after all these years of working on other aspects of my life, it finally became clear I was ready to finish what I started, and to clear those cobwebs from my memory, and cast these idea back into the wind.
The copper/vulture, the brass/sun, and silver/fauna sections, now a whole collection. Set with African Vulture feathers, Egyptian Geese feathers, life casted Wildebeest teeth, and sparkling Raw Tanzanian Sunstone, all found in the wilds of the Serengeti. Images created in metal from photographs I personally took. Inspired by textiles I've decorated my studio with. I'm so thrilled to release this deeply personal, cathartic, and now, only joy filled, collection with you all! 🐅🌞✨