Eco-silver and enamel
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Sarah Drew: Rockpool Bangle is a soft silver and blue colour. A plain silver band has been adorned with a joyful jumble of fused metal and enamel. It does indeed evoke the ripples of a rockpool. While it is one of those accessories that immediately commands notice, it is also subtle. Like all her work it is distinctive and individual.
About the artist
Sarah Drew is one of our GroundJewels artists. She lives and works in Cornwall. Inspired by the environment and resources of the coastline, she makes contemporary eclectic jewellery from found objects such as driftwood, sea plastic, sea glass, slate pebbles, recycled glass and ethically sources semi-precious stones. These she combines with chunky hammered eco silver chains, delicate crocheted fine silver and fused silver focal pieces. Inventive reuse is characteristic of her striking and sustainable practice.
“I am and always have been a bit of a collector: not of high value, status-ridden things that you have to be careful with, Just little curious, quirky things that are everywhere in everybody’s everyday life. I just like to pick them up, look at them and put them in my pocket. Later I like to make them into jewellery”.
Using recycled materials, she will often remake old broken jewellery. Some of what she works with is basically ‘rubbish’ but she always transforms it to something special. This way she maintains a sustainable practice, creating unique pieces that aren’t a strain on new resources and whose material components are traceable.
Sarah Drew uses eco-silver as an eco-friendly alternative to sterling silver. Jewellers buy it from the supplier as wire, sheet, grain and solder. Having been melted down from 100% recycled silver products, it is just as high quality as sterling silver.