The Moors in Devon
The Tor the place I grew up within the coronary heart of Dartmoor, Devon. Think about the windswept English panorama of Wuthering Heights mixed with overgrown bracken, brilliant yellow buttercups, and the occasional wild pony. A panorama steeped in magical myths and fairy tales. We have been all the time instructed to maintain our arms in our pockets as quickly because the fog began rolling in, or else the pixies would lead us astray! At any time when I have to recharge, reset, or be reinspired I come again right here.
My Angel Playing cards
Each Sunday evening with out fail, my boyfriend and I’ll shut our eyes and select an angel card at random, and that phrase given to us might be our mantra for the week. A candy custom following on from my Granny, and one which I need to proceed when I’ve kids. This week mine was Acceptance.
My Grandfather’s Rodin Sculpture, “Dancer”
My grandfather performed a giant function in my choice to check Historical past of Artwork at college. My childhood was spent visiting exhibitions round London and studying the that means behind all types of lovely creations. Upa (my nice grandparents have been German Jews so the custom of carrying on utilizing the phrase “Opa” for grandfather caught), has a small Rodin sculpture referred to as “Dancer” in his workplace—which is a cupboard of curiosities in itself. This sculpture all the time fascinated me, not solely due to Rodin’s stunning portrayal of ballet dancers and motion, however his use of the “misplaced wax approach”, which I now use to solid and make my jewelry. I like that the identical course of utilized in 1906 continues to be getting used at present.
Conventional Sailor Tattoos
I’ve a deep-rooted love for conventional tattoos and their symbolism. Particularly old skool sailor tattoos, as they’re steeped in historical past and that means. The swallow, for instance, represents the liberty of lengthy miles travelled but additionally the significance of all the time returning residence. An anchor symbolising stability and a profitable voyage, or a nautical star that means steerage and luck. This performs a giant function in my jewelry designing.
The Victoria & Albert Museum is my absolute favorite house to go to in London. The jewelry division is a treasure trove of inspiration, I’m all the time drawn to the frosted gold Byzantine rings or Victorian “memento mori” skulls and enamel brooches.