Emily Nixon Jewellery
Emily Nixon creates sculptural jewellery using the traditional lost-wax casting process. She lives and works in Cornwall and uses pebbles and seaweed, collected from the Penzance tide line, as her tools. Each piece organically twists and folds, capturing the raw texture of the ragged sea landscapes.
The pendant suspended from Emily Nixon’s necklace is crafted by hand in her Cornwall studio to an organic, irregular form inspired by seaweed. Shaped from sterling silver to a seemingly fluid, sculptural shape, then set with a round-cut sapphire sourced responsibly from Sri Lanka.
100% recycled 925 sterling silver.
Made in the United Kingdom.
Pendant 16.5mm x 15.6mm. Chain length 480mm 3.25mm Sapphire.
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Shapes of the Sea | Emily Nixon Jewellery
With the sun slowly rising behind St. Michael's Mount, Emily gathers her tools and materials that have been washed up on the tideline; ribbons of kelp, worn and weathered pieces of driftwood and twisted coils of seaweed with tactile edges. "The kelp ribbons can be over a metre long sometimes," Emily says, fixated over the frills and silkiness, "I have them everywhere, my car is full of them!"
It is these natural knots, folds and dinks that form the starting point of Emily's jewellery. Torn ends of kelp and knobs of seaweed are transported by the bag-load to her loft studio in Hayle, where each piece is ordered and hung up above her old wooden desk to dry. "I love these dried-up, gnarly bits that appear on the beach after a storm," Emily describes, whilst observing a tangled, root-like growth. "Like this holdfast, for example. It is the bit of the seaweed that attaches and anchors itself to the rock. The roots are the most beautiful bit.