Subtle finishes and rich textures in precious metals inspire my latest work, inspired by geological phenomena.
French jewellery designer-maker Clara Breen works with precious metals and gems, sometimes combined with fragments of leaflets, train tickets, maps or coloured card. She is fascinated by the sentimental value we attach to these apparently worthless items. Her work plays with the notion of a contemporary keepsake.
Clara's paper and silver ring was featured on BBC Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour', where her client discussed the commissioning process.
Clara’s main focus is to create beautifully crafted pieces, which are at once precious, modern and feminine. The layering effect achieved with paper recalls geological strata, and inspires a precious range in gold and corrugated silver with gems.