Postcard Cufflinks

Postcard Cufflinks

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Oxidised sterling silver, a framed remnant from a postcard from yester year; the detail in these cufflinks will add a touch of intrigue and interest to any sheet sleeve.

Each pair is unique - with different writing script - please contact the store if you would like to see an image of the pair currently in stock.

Measures appox 1.2cm by 1.5cm.

Made of oxidised sterling silver, paper and perspex.

Handcrafted by Clare Hillerby, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Clare Hillerby

Handwriting forms the starting point for my work. Old papers featuring handwritten messages by unknown characters are sourced, interesting sections are extracted; messages become ambiguous, they are then combined with new metalwork, and contemporary stories emerge.

Contrasts have always been important, the old and new sit together in each piece I create, the reference to the precious and non-precious, decorative elements next to simple areas, the linear and the solid.

My collection consists of necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings and cufflinks, in limited editions and as one-off pieces. The papers are always original and the elements are often gathered in various combination to give each piece a uniqueness for its wearer to enjoy.

Silver is often oxidised for a depth of colour and to allow papers to become the highlight. Details of yellow gold tube riveting are used to construct parts of the work to reference an industrial landscape; our new history being created daily. Semi-precious beads are added for texture and colour.

Clare is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art, where she has obtained BA (Hons) Jewellery & Metalwork. She has also obtained BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design from Cleveland College.

We recently did an interview with Clare you find it in the Lobo Luxe Blog section on the website.

Her studio is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.