The stars are leaves of the tree of life
tree of life jewellery – handmade and recycled antique spoon
Yet another tree brooch.. I know, what can i do? i love trees. This one is a symbol of new growth, spring, wishes coming true.
It is hand pierced using a simple jewellers saw. A miniture drill is used to allow access to cut away the inner branch detail. Much time and patients is spent cutting away the form of the tree from the soup spoon raw material. Then, normally when i am about to give up and throw the spoon, a cute little tree is borne of an old battered spoon. Yipee! This is then carefully filed, smoothed and polished.
The only remaining hint that this lovely tree was a spoon in a previous life is the beveled outter shape, mirroring that of a spoon that is still a spoon. If you know what i mean?
An integral and interesting part of the brooch is the antique dessert spoon from which it was cut. This simple ‘donor’ spoon is also given a little ‘Hairy Growler’ treatment. It is transformed in to an wonderful Objects D’ Art which acts a lovely resting place for the brooch when not being worn. Both are presented in a lovely box.
A lovely, contemporary ‘spring is coming’ tree brooch with wonderful credentials and a great conversation piece. Handmade and recycled in Cambridge.
Size : Approx 55 mm * 50 mm