This picture below is of one of my favourite statement pieces, for brave-hearted or people that are after something different – Abalone Heart pendant. I called it Abalone Heart , as it sits on the chest and ‘protects’ the heart.
More about my abalone
Abalone pendants, 50 limited edition of abalone jewellery pieces are designed by me, Silvia Krupinska – Organic Sculptor in my London studio. I’ve deliberately kept the shell as natural as possible to remain its organic beauty. No messing around. They are all made from the recycled abalone shells with their mother of pearl, metal silver coloured hoops and grey-blue cord. To avoid metal allergens on the skin, I’ve tied a bow at the end, instead of a clasp on most of them. Easy to adjust for all. Pendant sizes vary. Cord size 70 cm aprox. It’s a double-sided design.
I’ve done a research into what kind of shells there are and how they can be sustainably sourced. I use broken recycled abalone shells and my supplier has the Trade in Endangered Species licence (CITES). It is very important to me and I believe as an artist /and human being/ I have a responsibility to the environment. All shells are grittier and rougher on the outside and the inside of the shell that is in direct contact with the animal, the snail that lives in it, is very smooth and often shiny, containing mother of pearl (also called nacre). I grind and softly smooth out the gritty side, to avoid any damage to textiles worn under it. Love and care. : )
For more or any questions about my art and collection of jewellery email silviakrupinska(at)gmail.com
All images are property and copyright of Silvia Krupinska, 2014.