From Earth and Sea

From Earth and Sea

Rave by: Randi E. Roberts

Photos by: Sherry Ruczynski

As a painter and guilder, Heather Smith stumbled into jewelry making. She began by creating pieces for herself with found materials but now operates the Half Shell Jewelry Shop. Heather is a collector attracted to the organic; her necklaces are a reflection of that. The components are from the earth, which she describes as coming from somewhere and meaning something. Her necklaces are constructed with imperfect found objects mainly from the ocean, like inimitable crab claws and shimmering mussel shells. Her necklaces are rugged and raw, but there is a delicate feeling to her work as found natural objects are paired with fine gold— truly one-of-a-kind. Visit: ••

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