Handmade Jewellery from the Mornington Peninsula in Australia
Georgie’s style combined with the hand picked nature of seaglass, china and other materials ensures absolute individuality in all of her finished pieces, creating an instantly sentimental, personalised family heirloom that can be worn every day. The wearer feels a connectedness to the character, beauty, and spirit of each piece.
Georgie’s fascination with hand-crafted silver jewellery began at a very young age, and came to bloom after extensive travel through Europe, the Middle East and India. Returning home to Melbourne, she began to learn the craft of being a silversmith and jeweller under the watchful eye of the iconic Patsy Meares.
The beautiful Mornington Peninsula provides much of the raw material for Georgie’s work- she loves collecting washed up seaglass along its myriad of beaches.
The subtle, almost imperceptible differences in the colours of seaglass are often used to represent the eye colour of the individuals whose images are captured within her works.
Georgie began collecting seaglass while living in Sorrento in 2000. She soon discovered the beauty of combining this unique medium with sterling silver, which not only looks beautiful but resonates with her passion about sustainability, the environment and recycling. You will also find bone china and antique coins incorporated into pieces, bringing life to objects that would often be discarded and forgotten.
A secret remote stretch of coastline is Georgie’s private nirvana, harbouring a forgotten old bottle dumping ground in South Australia and collecting locally on the Mornington Peninsula. Seaglass is a result of broken glass being naturally tumbled in the ocean, churning with the sand and tides to give them their unique finish. Georgie spends weekend and leisure time strolling the beaches of the Mornington Peninsula collecting these gem-like jewels of the sea.
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