The fundamental inspiration for this collection was the flow and clean lines
often found in architectural structures combined with the texture and
complexity of reptile skin.
From this point on the idea took a non-
representational and organic direction in order to join the man-made with the
The designer chose to use the wearable form of the brooch for this collection. Designing with the freedom of the brooch allowed her to create the most wearable sculptural
Each brooch is made by
hand carving exotic and domestic wood elements, casting snake and bearded
dragon skin sheds in fine silver, and fabricating elements using sterling and fine silver sheet and wire. Each individual brooch is a one of a kind and captures a
part of each animal’s being and essence. The pieces express a
sense of danger and delicacy.
Photography by Matthew Clark and David Butler