Twitchers

Heron on the riverbank
Chaffinch with beech nut
Puffin on the rocks
Wren in the hedgerow

 

Robin in the holly tree

 

Nuthatch in the Alder tree

 

Blue tit pecking

 

Blackbird with elderberries

 

LOng-tailed tit with sloe berries

 

Magpies, two for joy

 

Woodpecker with acorn

My Twitchers collection uses my country dog walks as inspiration. I am particularly fascinated and amused by meeting the birds. Whilst bird watching I have closely studied the different structures of their habitats, spikey hawthorn, leafy beech and berried bramble of the South Downs. My observations have resulted in these unique necklaces, brooches, pins and cufflinks.

I draw each bird and foliage individually. I enamel the silver birds and carefully recreate their natural habitat using matt finished silver, oxidisation, recycled gold or gold plating. Semi- precious stones and pearls become Rosehips, Haws and Elder berries.