Jewellery has proved to be very popular during previous exhibitions at The Byre and so for Telling Tales I was delighted to be able to introduce a new maker, Stephanie Tudor. The main part of Stephanie’s craft practice is the stunning textured wall panels she creates for interior spaces but she also makes miniature versions worn as rings and pendants which she calls,Wearable Textures.
Stephanie creates these unusual and elegant pieces of jewellery by using simple casting methods, trapping a diverse range of natural fibres and elements within composite plasters which are porcelain-like in appearance. Leather bands to replace the more traditional metal ‘ring’ add an extra design dimension – and are also extremely comfortable.
Tracey Falvey’s vibrant recycled silver and enamel jewellery has been much sought after at previous exhibitions at The Byre and Telling Tales is no exception. To coordinate with the colours featured in the show, Tracey has mainly used a palette of rich pinks and purples to create an eye catching collection of ‘box’ rings, earrings and brooches, which add a wonderful splash of colour to any outfit and never fail to attract compliments.
Also receiving compliments is Claire Crompton’s Textile Flora, delicate trees and flowers created from re-purposed threads and paper. The very elegant Purple Alliums sold out very quickly so I’m delighted to report that Claire has just made another three and they are now on display in the gallery. I was also very excited with two extra additions to the range: an Allium necklace and brooch. Made out of the same delicate paper petals coated in purple resin, they are hugely desirable and likely to disappear quickly!