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My Zibbet Friend – Silverlight/Whiteleaf

Posted on: September 30, 2010

Red Rose And Key: romantic cluster necklace

Night-angel earrings: silver angel wings

Ladybirds In Autumn: leaf earrings with ladybugs

Red Berries: bronze filigree & scarlet earrings

About the Artisan in her own words:

Silverlight Jewelry – People have asked me what ‘soft gothic’ means.    I use the phrase to describe the kind of jewellery I make.   ‘Gothic’ means, among other things, ‘of or pertaining to a literary style characterised by gloom, the grotesque, and the supernatural’. I’ve also heard it defined as ‘characterised by a preoccupation with death’.Victorian Silver Key: black & silver bracelet

Azure Jewel necklace: bright blue vintage cabochon

Heraldic Shield earrings: enamelled lions & crowns

Gothic Shield necklace: black and silver pendant

I’m going for a softer, less gloomy but still introspective and thoughtful feel. Gothicism without the harshness, grotesqueness, or the preoccupation with death. A somewhat bohemian aesthetic, influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and the New Romantics, the neo-goths and the romantigoths.   A bohemian gothic. A romantic gothic. A soft, classy, elegant gothic.
Designs run from simple, relatively conservative pieces with just a hint of gothic charisma, so that they are suitable for wearing to work, to bold, unabashedly bohemian showstoppers that are only suitable for rock stars and those blessed people who are so secure in themselves that they can handle the gaping stares.   Designed for dreamers with day jobs who moonlight as rockstars.

Golden Honey earrings: cloisonne with gold bees

Green Forest: elfin green & copper earrings

Cloud earrings: tranquil peace jade with bronze

Copper Hearts earrings: green glass and old copper

Whiteleaf jewelry – In my jewellery-making, this translates to a love of semiprecious stones that look like what they are: lumps of beautiful rock, pulled out of the earth. I tend to use undyed, unfaceted stones, rather than stones that have been highly refined and cut (though those are beautiful too).
As a vegetarian with vegan sympathies, I don’t like to use real pearls, so I go out of my way to find irregularly shaped faux pearls that will imitate the stunning, organic beauty of freshwater pearls.
I also try to use imitation leather, rather than genuine leather, in consideration of those who would rather not wear animal skin. Where I do use real leather, it is from upholstery off-cuts or colour samples which would be thrown away if I did not turn them into something beautiful.   Whiteleaf Jewellery: earthy, eclectic adornments for nature lovers.

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2 Responses to "My Zibbet Friend – Silverlight/Whiteleaf"

Wonderful! Thank you so much for featuring me, Jilly!
This has made my day.

Great to get to know Sliverlight in this way! Beautiful jewelry!

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