Thursday, 7 July 2011

Alexandra Abraham Jewellery Design

Artist and jewellery designer Alexandra Abraham has launched her Distinctive Collection at Made by Hands of Britain . Alexandra's exciting range of dramatic, embellished and distinctive paintings and jewellery is now available on this online boutique which features some of Britain’s finest artists and craftspeople.

Internationally-renowned artist Alexandra Abraham works from her North London studio where she hand crafts exquisite jewellery and paintings from sustainable recyclable materials that include 16th century glass picked up along the Thames Foreshore, ancient china from the forgotten Victorian rubbish tips of Hampstead Heath, pebbles, antique buttons, and Venetian smalti. Her gilded wooden bangles and brooches are encrusted with found objects she has personally sourced from around the world.

“I’m inspired by the origins of my materials and excited by the physical process of turning the lost and the forgotten into something exquisite, glamorous and even wearable,” says Alexandra. “The sense of history and knowledge that people have handled and used my materials many years ago is extremely important to me, and I like to imagine that something of their spirit becomes invested in my work.”

“My works also have the added dimension of sustainability, a value shared by other Made by Hands of Britain artisans.”

“Alexandra’s jewellery and paintings are wonderful creations to adorn the person and home,” says Gillian Montegrande, founder of Made by Hands of Britain. “I am honoured that she has joined us and pleased that our site will be able to further showcase her works of art and make them more accessible to today’s more thoughtful, discerning and environmentally aware consumers."

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