Inspired by the tree from the set design of our Das Rheingold production, artist Amanda Coleman began by researching the opera and photos of the set. She chose a twig for the design which looked like a miniature tree with a gnarly, textured look and many offshoots. The 100-year-old apple tree in her garden provided the perfect bark with character and texture. Sections of a branch where sent to a company to make a mould so she could cast them into precious metal. Once she had the branches in silver she selected the most pleasing parts, they were resized and soldered a brooch fitting, thus completing the magical alchemy of tree to jewellery.
Handmade with love in Amanda Coleman's workshop in Lincoln, UK. Amanda has been designing and making jewellery for over 20 years. See her full collection here
925 Sterling Silver
Size: 3.5 x 1 cms