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Crafted in Cornwall #2

Last month I started a new segment where shared the work of artists and designers who are based in the South West. Traditional making is so important in the art world more than ever and designers enhancing traditional skills like wood turning, ceramics etc are making a come back. In the next segment of Crafted in Cornwall I am sharing the work of creatives who use found objects, make beautiful, intricate pieces of jewellery from parts of the Cornish Coast and are using traditional dying process to make one off pieces of work

Becky Short: Of Land and Sea Designs 

Becky creates small pieces of beautiful memories with her approach to jewellery design. By finding sea glass, rocks and other parts of nature through beach combing she finds a new life for parts of the beach which are overlooked.

The thing about using sea glass is the array of different colours that can be found on the Cornish beaches. Greens and clear class seems to be the common one, but I've come back to our house to see beautiful Blue and red's before! She makes earrings and rings which are all unique. She works with the shape of glass she finds to create something new and exciting.

Phaedra Clothing: Everyday Linen Clothing handmade in Cornwall

Handdyyed for unique pieces of work, which makes for a special piece of clothing, as love and care goes into making each piece. One of my favourite pieces currently for sale on the Etsy page is this Batik Moon tote bag. I think a process has been creatively utilised to create something which is tactile and functional.

Ochre Tuesdays: Jewellery 

The hammered work of Ellie Hughes to create these organic, intricate pieces of jewellery is beautifully done where every curve of the finished piece can be appreciated by the wearer.

There is something very pure about the process which has been used to create these stunning, simple but timeless pieces of jewellery.

All images used in this blog post belong to the lovely people mentioned.


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