Sunday, 16 November 2008

Lina Peterson Jewellery

Swedish born maker Lina Peterson was at Origin this year and I fell in love with her work.

She sees brooches as having a direct relationship with the body, allowing for a conversation to start between the garment and the work. Seeing her work, this claim makes sense. Lina is fascinated with the endless possibilities and configurations of materials - her work includes crocheted silver and gold, embroidered metal, dip-coated plastics, gold plated textiles, even bread buns! This love for combining unlikely materials drives the work itself, whilst also cleverly playing with people's expectations of jewellery.

As someone who loves brooches, it is hard to find big, bold, unfussy pieces that are gorgeous and wearable.
Now, to find an excuse to buy one!

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