Twigs and Pebbles Jewelry Collection
I have a knack for liking imperfect things. For example, when walking on the beach, I'm always drawn to shells that are partly broken but have beautiful luminescent colors, or have barnacles attached to them (personally, I think barnacles are pretty cool looking.) I like the odd-shaped pieces of coral, and the strange stick-like seaweed plants that have sprigs growing in all different directions. There is something beautiful and intriguing about them because they are not perfect, and they are not cookie cutter versions of each other. They wash up along the shore just as nature meant them to look and be after tumbling through waves and sand without any kind of modern intervention. This love of the imperfect and unrefined is partly what inspired the new twigs and pebbles collection.
When you look at tree branches, twigs, shrubs, rocks, and pebbles, they rarely ever look perfect. Branches and twigs have off-shoots that are bent every which way, and the bark is generally never completely smooth and without marks or holes. Stones and pebbles are generally never completely smooth, round or colorful. They are usually oblong in shape, some have raw edges or rough texture, and most are the earthen colors of grey, cream, brown or black. Yet they each have a beautiful organic look that even nature cannot duplicate in another exactly - because Mother Nature never makes anything look exact twice.
Rough and raw stones and crystals are also beautiful to me. When you see and feel them before they are cut and polished, they give off a whole different feel, look and vibe. Once again, there is nothing fancy about them, and a lot of times they don't look all that impressive except when a beam of light hits the stone just the right way and suddenly you can see its beautiful color, personality and promise hidden inside.
So, welcome to the Twigs and Pebbles collection. The designs may all look symmetrical, but when you really look close enough and look at the detail work and texture of the metal, you will see that it is textured like tree bark. And just like trees, and nature over all, even if I do attempt to duplicate a piece, each one will be slightly different that the one before and the one after. Because just like nature, no two handcrafted items will ever be exactly alike.