'Pebbles' laminate samples (HC723)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

'Pebbles' laminate samples

Date

1990

Materials and techniques

Plastic
Nylon Wire
Pebbles
Cut, linished and bevelled by hand

Dimensions

length (box):  16.3cm
width (box):  11.1cm
depth (box):  5.6cm

Object number

HC723

Category

Maker's statement

The shapes are cut by hand, linished and then bevelled by hand. Pebbles are collected from beaches and laid out on boards in the workshop. I choose the pebbles for each piece of jewellery very carefully taking into account its colour, texture, shape and size to find a balance between those used together.

The pebbles are fixed onto the material with nylon wire. Some are tied on and some are drilled with a diamond drill bit. The ends of the nylon are melted to hold the stones in place.

The brooch fittings are screwed onto the laminate and the earring fittings are glued.

I also make a series of clocks and bowls using the same materials with pebbles.