GIVEN: loop earrings. These sterling silver hoops are made with beads given to Lizzie by her sister. They are part of Lizzie's GIVEN collection, which focusses on using items within the work that have been given to Lizzie by people.
€œThis collection is about the lost, the forgotten, the objects found at the side-lines€¦ brambles, rusted metal shapes, drift wood, seeds and pips€¦€�
The pieces Lizzie finds dictate the outcome, the reason they were chosen must be apparent in the final piece. It might be the sculptural shape of the sea battered wood, or the delicacy of a sea nut/seed that has found its way onto a windswept beach intact and with a huge journey trapped within its shell€¦ Or maybe the metal arch rusted and discarded, its original purpose lost€¦
Mark making is at the heart of her practise, it is essential to Lizzie that the pieces she makes are intuitive, the silver shapes working in symbiosis with the objects used.
All of the findings in the collection are hand shaped sterling silver, the found objects are from a variety of beaches, strandlines and side-lines that Lizzie has walked. The driftwood comes from New Zealand, Portugal and Cornwall. The found objects within the pieces have come from a variety of places including Gloucester Boat House, the Castle at Castro Marim in Portugal; the shoe leather in the brooch was found on St Marys in the Isles of Scilly. Each piece has history, each piece is unique and is about connection.
Eye catching and unusual, Lizzie's jewellery are true statement pieces and come with the joy of knowing they have been lovingly handcrafted - and repurposed from the discarded.
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