Lobster Buoy Earrings in Sterling Silver

By Natalie Reed Fine Jewelry, Natalie Reed

$180.00

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When I was 15, hauling traps around the west side of Vinalhaven in July with my uncle, there were buoys everywhere. Hundreds of different color combinations bobbed along in the wake of his faded red 28’ Novi boat, F/V Cinnamon Girl. Some buoys I recognized, the father of a school friend. Others I asked, ‘Whose color is that?,’ while I tried to cement his reply in my mind. These buoy earrings were first hand carved in wax on a lathe and hollowed out. After being cast using the lost wax process, the master was filed and sanded and then molded. The mold is then injected with wax and cast using the same process. Each buoy is hand sanded and finished with a finely textured and stippled surface. It is then filled with a resin inlay which is colored with pastels, making it simple to mix colors to achieve any desired color.

Metal/precious (Sterling Silver, Resin)

.25 x .8 inches

About the artist

Natalie is based in Minot, Maine where she has her home studio and lives with her two cats. As a child, she spent many afternoons beachcombing and adventuring on Vinalhaven’s rocky coast, and began collecting sea glass, unusual rocks, urchins, and shells. She has always had a deep love for the ocean, with its power and mystery always drawing her back. In 2009 Natalie began her degree at Maine College of Art in Portland where she quickly discovered she could combine her two passions: jewelry and the ocean. Working her way through college doing construction and lobstering, she majored in metalsmithing and jewelry and graduated in 2013. She visits the beach and her home island as much as possible which always inspires ideas for new designs, pushing her in new directions. In her spare time Natalie enjoys snowboarding, gardening and of course visiting the ocean whenever possible. ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Metal/precious
Category: Jewelry

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