Lucy Sylvester believes you cannot compete with the beauty of nature, its perfect lines and textures, so uses it as directly as possible. Taking moulds from her delicate woodland finds, she casts into the cavity they leave, allowing her to create exact replicas of life in solid silver and gold that retain the finest details.
“These natural forms with beautiful textures would decay into the ground and be gone forever, with direct casting from them I’ve created something that will now be here forever, to be worn for a life time.”
Lucy’s newest work concentrates on engagement rings and wedding bands, simple lines from cow parsley stems, rye grass, lichen, leaves, twigs and seed heads wrap around to create rings, the fragile veins and stems clearly visible as the designs overlap to create a collection of fine botanical wedding jewellery, all cast from British countryside plants with a scattering of diamonds.
The Great British stag beetle, bees and hawk moths have all been given a new life in solid silver and gold by the nature loving jeweller, her Hawk moth ring was chosen by costume designer Michele Clapton to be worn by Sansa Stark in the hit medieval TV series Game of Thrones. Since completing her MA at The School of Jewellery in Birmingham, Lucy has exhibited her work around the world, been published in many books and magazines, and most recently exhibited at London’s prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.
“My work is evolving all the time, as the seasons change, the inspiration is new once more.”
Stag beetles, flies, moths, dragonflies and crab claws all cast from life and recreated in solid silver or gold.
These statement pieces are a perfect fit for an Autumn wardrobe or a treat for Halloween.
All are inspired by the countryside and coastlines, casting directly from our inspirational finds.
Lucy Sylvester are a small business, still making jewellery in her Oxfordshire studio in these difficult times. The jewellery can be shipped tracked and insured worldwide, and can send to others direct as a gift.
British inspired, British made.