Silver, and diamond drop earrings by Adele Taylor.
Silver, oxidised silver, 18ct gold setting, diamonds
2.5cm long, 1.1cm wide.
About the Maker
Adele Taylor studied three dimensional design, silversmithing and jewellery at Sheffield Polytechnic and established her jewellery business soon after with a grant from the Princes Youth Trust.
The interplay of different colours of metal, both naturally occurring and chemically altered, has always interested Adele. Consequently she continually experiments with the use of different metals such as silver, gold, copper and pewter. The working properties of the media have a significant and creative influence on the final outcome of the work. "I like the way you can draw on the surface by stamping and embossing. I have always been interested in surface pattern and texture and I find acid etching a wonderful way of drawing directly onto the metal".