A large raw and rare purple purpurite - sometimes knows as the Freedom stone or Imperial Stone - on a rustic hammered copper collar/choker.
This natural raw large purpurite (2 3/4 inches or 7 1/2 cm from top to bottom) is simply set in a rustic copper prong setting and hangs on an organically shaped hammmered copper collar/choker which closes with a hand forged copper hook at the back.
The rustic, organically shaped, hammered copper collar/choker is around 19 inches (48 cm) end to end.
Purpurite, has long been used in jewelry, but was only recognised as a mineral in 1905. Like many colourful stones it was ground and used to create pigments during the renaissance. It is a relatively rare stone, its beautiful purple colour coming from the manganese in its composition.
My work is purposefully rustic reflecting my love for this aesthetic. My solder joins, hammer or tool marks are often visible on the finished piece. For me, these are beautiful because they reflect the processes and techniques used in creation and are signposts to the journey a piece has taken with me.
Care for your stone: Purpurite is less hard than other crystals like quartz, so take care not to drop.
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My work is organic, purposefully rustic and raw. My pieces take a journey with me as I create them. I use found and salvaged objects wherever possible as these tell a story and reflect my commitment to sustainability. My aesthetic celebrates the signposts - surface stitches, tool marks, texture and natural patina - that tell the story of that pieces journey with me.
When you purchase one of my pieces you are purchasing something that is one-of-a-kind, completely unique and which has taken many hours to create.
Pricing is one of the hardest things for an artist. I try to keep my prices accessible, whilst reflecting the time and materials that have gone into creating.
My process is very organic and personal so, the short answer is no, I don't generally take custom orders. However, please feel free to reach out to me if you have something in mind. I've worked with several of my regular customers to create a piece that uses a material or object that holds a special meaning for them.