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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

FOUND - Sewing the Seeds Of A Story


I found this handmade jewelry at Mary's Living and Giving shop at 2 The Green, Ealing. Fashioned from brass wire and polished tiger's eye stone, they've no markings so their story remains a secret. I imagine a young woman, maybe from Devon or the Kent coast, comes to London to work at a large law firm. While she's good at her job, within months of arriving she longs for the creative verve of home; her mother is a painter and her father fits out houseboats with custom-made cabinetry. In her youth she found her kooky, bo-ho family maddening so she turned to the stability of the law. But now she finds herself making jewelry that she sells from a stall at a Saturday flea market. This set was one of the first she ever made. She gave this and several other examples of her early work to charity shops when she received her first large order from a boutique on the Kings Road. She's keeping her karma in good order by giving back. I told you I'm prone to making up stories. These lovely flourishes, now full of fiction, were £6. That's a fact.      

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