Collaborative Team Two Natures Bracelets
Good things fall easily into place
Christa Benedict’s Jibe Jewellery Studio and Gift Shop is one floor up from mine in Bracebridge’s historic Clock Tower building, in the heart of Muskoka. Spring of this year Christa I got together to combine her nature inspired jewellery with my nature inspired art. It took us about 2 seconds to come up with the perfect fit umbrella title for our collaboration –Two Natures.
The Two Natures Collaboration begins with selecting images of original artwork from my digital catalog, and working with photo editing software to create the needed shapes and sizes for the pendant, connector, or charm forms. These photo print reproduction are hand cut and fit to the form. I then hand mix and pour a high quality resin to finish. (Much more trickier than it sounds).
The finished pieces are handed off to Christa who uses each one to inspire her designing direction: choice of chain, metal finish, glass or semi precious stone beads, and additional charming embellishments. All of these elements are assembled by hand with deft experience.
Cameo print reproduction from original pen and ink on sculpted paper artwork “Tree Topper (Purple Finch)” $30
Cameo print reproduction from original pen and ink on sculpted paper artwork “Sweet Chickadee” $30
Cameo print reproduction from original pen and ink on sculpted paper artwork “Chickadee in Wind” $30
Cameo print reproduction from original pen and ink on sculpted paper artwork “Camp Robber: Patience (Gray Jay)” $30
Our Two Natures collaborative jewellery creations range in price from $28 to $100+ for sets. 10mm x 14mm Cameo. These new bracelets, in antique bronze colour, are $30 apiece. Limited quantity
Find them at Col Mitchell Artist Studio & Boutique
49 Manitoba St, m5 Bracebridge
or Contact Me