Still Life: Shell Jewels

Still Life: Shell Jewels

Still Life: Shell Jewels

Malaika’s second Still Life shooting of the Shell Jewelry…

This time, I wanted to emphasize on the Autumn colors as well as on the assortment of shells, plated in yellow, pink and black.
In this particular shooting, I decided to use different leathers, with different treatments as well as colors.
In some other cases, I used antique Indonesian molds to connect and highlight the artisan-made work of expert hands. As the Setting is a frame mounted around the natural shell without using any glue but simply following nature’s curves, the mastery behind these unique pieces lies on the experience and the skill of the artisan himself. One must be skilled at holding the shell without shattering it and yet working to support and to surround it with pure finesse.
The outcome is captivating and mesmerizing….

  • Natural shells picked up on the Adriatic Sea.
  • Hand-worked setting around each shell without using glue.
  • Innovative technique, in silver925°/…
  • Each piece is unique, but most of all available upon request in Silver925; pink and yellow plating as well as black Rodhium, Gold 18carat and more.

In these photos, the shells have been paired with scrap leather hides in the background as well as Indonesian vintage molds.

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