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A Fleeting Beauty
 
So summer has flown by as usual and we are now now well into the loveliness of fall. But winter is coming with it's own stark beauty of dark skies and snow crystals glinting in the moonlight. 
 
20 years ago this year I was honoured to be part of a team of artists chosen to design and produce the new NWT Mace for the Legislature of the Northwest Territories. We designed the 'crown' of the mace to resemble a three dimensional snowflake.

As part of my visual research for this design, I came across the work of Wilson A. Bentley,  a pioneer in microphotography who produced thousands of images of snow crystals. 

I found the variety and beauty of these snowflakes to be absolutely breathtaking, and ever since then I have been working toward finding a way to capture that delicate beauty in sterling silver.

Since that initial spark of inspiration, new technology has emerged that has enabled me to make this dream a reality.

I find it amazing that this technology allows me to create these earrings using an exact replica of a 100+ year -old snowflake. I wish that W.A. Bentley was still around to see it!
 

Snowflake Earrings

Introductory price
$128

(regularly $160)

*Plus any applicable taxes and shipping

 

These earrings are available for purchase by contacting me directly


Please note that all orders will be shipped Xpresspost (C.O.D) starting Nov 14.

Thank you! 

Artist Statement

Arctic Landscapes “It is a common belief that much of the Arctic is a desolate place. In truth it is as rich and varied as the land in the South but often little grows more then 6” high. These pieces, using stone from Canada’s Arctic, represent my attempt to capture the quiet strength and detail of the Northern landscape.

I found working with the natural contours and rough surfaces of the stone to be much more rewarding then trying to force it into conventional shapes. I found that the colours of the seasons were very often reflected in the rock itself. Iron deposits in granite produce a colour just like September hills in the distance and rough white marble is wind packed snow.”  

 

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Testimonial

The pendant arrived today and it is beautiful! I like your work so much and have been lucky enough to have been gifted three of your pieces over the years. This piece is destined to be a milestone birthday gift for my sister-in-law. 

I am so glad I found your website and love to look at all your beautiful designs. 

Thank you again. 

Kathleen
Jewelry Designer and Goldsmith, Instructor- Inspired by the Canadian and Arctic Landscapes

I spent years travelling and living across Canada and in Canada’s Arctic giving workshops, establishing jewellery studios, teaching and encouraging others to pursue a career in the arts.

In 2000 I moved back to Nova Scotia and began work on Seal Rock Studio. My family and I currently live on Nova Scotia’s scenic South Shore. I continue to work as a professional artist, exploring the theme of the Canadian and Arctic landscapes – sharing my experiences both North and South.


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