Yam Daisy for Ruth

Material:

Blackened Sterling Silver

This is a bespoke item. If you would like something similar please contact Laura.

A delicate piece inspired by Indigenous culture

Ruth approached my stall at the Rose Street Artist Market one sunny Saturday. She was interested in a special custom made piece and she knew exactly what she wanted.

Lately Ruth had been reading about our Indigenous Australians and their way of life over thousands of years on this sun soaked continent. She had become enthralled by their use of the land, their customs and culture and one particular plant had resonated with her, the native Yam Daisy, or ‘Murnong’.

This sweet yellow daisy and its root were used by Indigenous people as a prime source of food, which sadly came very close to extinction due to White colonisation and the introduction of cattle, sheep and goats.

I really enjoyed my chat with Ruth at the market that day. It was lovely to hear her speak with such passion on this subject. She had seen the custom pieces I made Three Strong Women and Engraved Gem and wondered if I might be able to use a similar technique to illustrate the Murnong onto a silver pendant. We decided a long, fine chain would suit this pendant and I think we were right. It was one of those pieces I felt really proud of. Thank you Ruth.

This piece is handmade from 100% reclaimed/recycled sterling silver. The silver is blackened with a natural sulphur oxide.  You can read more about the importance of using reclaimed/recycled materials here.

If you have your own custom design in mind, please get in touch with Laura to discuss brining your idea to life.

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Workshops

Thanks for your interest in my Ring Making Workshops. These are a really fun way to make your own wedding bands or make a ring for a friend.

For this particular workshop we need two half days of approx 3-4 hours. I will guide you both through what is possible, and then I assist you in carving the rings for each other.

– In the first class, we will meet at my workshop in The Nicholas Building and I will size you both and teach you both the art of wax carving the ring to the correct size.
– 2-3 weeks later, at the second meeting, you will learn to file and finish the rings together using classic jewellery techniques, tools and materials.
– You are not required to have any prior skills, materials or tools.
All of this is provided for you.

My price for the two half days is $790. Please note this is for both of you and that these are weekdays, however this does not cover the cost of the rings.

The price of the ring itself will be determined by three factors:
– material
– finger ring size
– band thickness

Custom-made Ring Request

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