Understated strength and beauty. A deceptively simple chain formed from wrapped cylindrical 'beads' in oxidized sterling silver - the silver having been first embossed by embroidered silk to providing texture, and the silver then hand worked into an organic cylinder and cut into lengths. The beads are then linked with rings with the clasp being a plain slightly heavier ring.
- unique one-off piece
- total length when stretched out, 190mm
Meet Sally Herbert British-born Sally Herbert is a contemporary jewellery designer and maker. Outside of her day job in commerce, and having raised three boys, Sally is engaged in following her passions and has established a home studio after extended years of study, teaching workshops there. She lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand.
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My work draws on my love of simple geometric and organic forms with my jewellery designs taking on a more sculptural nature. Conceptually my designs draw on the past and amplify the beauty and freedom in natural imperfections, working primarily in silver with highlights of gold and brass.
From a creative family, my exposure to the world of making things by hand started at an early age. When I began studying I was first captivated by the sculptural properties of cast glass and the lost wax process, but rapidly fell in love with jewellery making and I consider the medium similar – only on a smaller scale.
My designs rarely start life as drawings; instead I adopt a process of modelling with various mediums – paper, wax, and metal. This process allows my work to move organically in new directions and capture a sense of fluidity and movement.
Lately, I have been focusing on the finished surface of the work. How the use of patterns, textures, and fabrics are captured by a material and the resulting change in the outward appearance of the surface.