Pink Sycamore and Driftwood Necklace
Jane Sedgwick’s Pink Sycamore and Driftwood necklace is a fun, zingy, geometric piece that is light to wear. The necklace is made of sycamore and driftwood that Jane sources herself and then hand turns and paints. It’s threaded on organic cotton cord, dyed with natural pigment.
Jane Sedgwick is an independent artist and jeweller who lives near the North Norfolk coast. She is one of our GroundJewels selected artists.
Jane harvests the sycamore sustainably from her woodland, she also finds and repurposes many materials. Her work is to reveal and celebrate their aesthetic and tactile qualities. It’s part of the story how each piece ages and wears with time. Jane collected and treated the sycamore for the Pink Sycamore and Driftwood necklace. She also mixes the dyes herself with organic ingredients. Her ultimate aim is to make jewellery that the wearer will treasure for many years to come.
She researches the geography, history, and natural materials relating to specific locations to form the narrative of her jewellery. Jane also draws inspiration from folk art, toys, customs and costume. The geometric forms, repetition and colour are particularly evocative of the qualities of modernist artworks.