Linda McFarlane: Zebra Jasper and Hematite Earrings


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Linda McFarlane’s zebra jasper and hematite earrings are both beautiful and unique in design. The monochrome style of the jasper and hematite is sleek and stylish. The earrings looks amazing with all looks and particularly pop when worn with black. They are a beautiful pair that would make the perfect addition to any jewellery collection.

Linda McFarlane has been working as a jeweller for some 15 years. She began as a logical extension of her original training and lifelong interest in fashion-design and textile arts. She takes a restrained approach and likes to explore the possibilities presented by the use of simple materials and forms. Nevertheless, she enjoys making the most of varied textures, colours, and reflective qualities.

‘I like my work to be individual and affordable and distinct from that found on the high street. I enjoy experimenting with such materials as stainless steel, rubber, Perspex, glass, with bold forms to create surprising yet harmonious wearable sculpture.’

Linda places particular emphasis on opposites in her work. She likes to play with contrasts such as light and dark, rough and smooth, shiny and dull. She has made a special range of environmental jewellery for GroundWork gallery using natural materials such as stone, shell, lava and leather. Linda often experiments with new combinations of materials and designs. As well as in textiles, Linda’s background is in teaching and she lives and works in Norwich.

About the materials

Jasper, an aggregate of micro-granular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in colour; and rarely blue.

Haematite, is a relatively hard oxide mineral, It is the most important iron ore because of its high iron content (70 percent) and its abundance. The steel-grey crystals and coarse-grained varieties have a brilliant metallic lustre.

Naomi Langford