• Corroded Dweller ring size Q

    £745.00

    One of a kind ring from Eily’s “Hybrid” range where each pieces is made up from a hybrid of different species. Recorded into metal and forming new species, these treasures take on a unique life of their own.

    This particular ring “Corroded Dweller” is cast from sea bark, layered up like steps around the finger with a crab’s body and dung beetles head. Other areas have been carved and then it has all been cast into solid silver. It then has orange enamel and a fire opal stone set into it.

    It is so called “Corroded Dweller” as the orange enamelling resembles rust  and dung beetles like to spend time dwelling underground to eat their collections from the day.

    This is a one of a kind piece of contemporary statement jewellery and sits beautifully on the hand.

    Artist statement

    “Referencing the disruption of nature’s order through her work, Eily conjuers up wearable macabre treasures, illuminating absurd beauty in natural forms.

    Studying them delicately before deciding how she will encapsulate their inherent attributes, morphing them into new species by casting and recording them in metal opens up a new world for them, allowing change in their disposition, enhancing their mystic. Each piece is then
    refined and gently swathed with gemstones, enamels, surface techniques and other curios.

    Acting as the beholder of such manipulation, O Connell mimics thepower we as humans abuse, altering nature’s path. Ultimately, leading to a juxtaposition of allure and a sinister presence lurking through the work.”

  • Brain coral ring – one of a kind with silver, enamel and orange citrine

     

    One of a kind ring from Eily’s ever evolving “Hybrids” range of contemporary jewellery. This ring is silver with enamel fired inside and has an orange citrine. It’s very unusual in shape and is a talking piece.

    The top part is hollow and the enamel is fired inside this hollow part. This was a tricky process to keep the enamel on the roof of the ring so that it fired successfully to it.  The enamel is a fire red.

    The citrine is held in the “eye” of the bark on top, complimenting the orange tones in the inside enamel.

    A signed card will be written with the ring declaring it’s name and authenticity.

    It is called “Brain Coral” as the colours look like coral mixed with brains. It’s citrine, third eye peers at you whilst wearing and so it deserves a macabre name.

    Please enquire for price and more details.

    Artist statement on “Hybrids”

    Referencing the disruption of nature’s order through my work, I create new life forms that appear as direct replications of recognizable organic matter yet they are not quite as they seem.

    Having accumulated an assortment of natural forms and materials based on their intrinsic characters, the process of casting helps me to amalgamate these ever evolving hybrids, deceptively leading to mistaken identity.

    By acting as the divine creator, I am mimicking the power we have to alter nature’s path, which ultimately leads to chaos and the sinister presence lurking throughout the work.

  • Honeysnake one of a kind earrings

    £315.00

    One of a kind silver, hybrid earrings cast from snakeskin at the top and the bottom is hand fabricated honeycomb structures. For bee and serpeant lovers alike.

    Assymetrical shapes add some quirkiness to the earrings and each one is made individually. The top part of the earrings are  cast from snakeskin and have a beautiful texture and feel. The back is smooth for comfort against the ear.

    The bottom honeycomb part has been cut from sheet and soldered with a wire frame edge and then “honeycomb enameling” has been done on the inside of  the hand fabricated shapes. This enameling combination is unique to Eily and has been kiln fired on to around 800 degrees.

    These are one of a kind stunning earrings that sit beautifully against the ear.

    They have earring pins and extra large backs for security.

  • Algae Bloom ring

    “Algae Bloom” ring is a nod to algal blooms which occur in water where there is a rapid increase in the population of algae. This causes a discoloration in the water, which has varying shades of teals and greens. It is often caused by too much fertilizer being washed into the water promoting the growth of bacteria, which cause these blooms. Man’s residual effect of fertilizing the soil, forgetting the symbiosis that exists between all living organisms.

    Eily’s work deals with the disruption of nature’s order by creating hybrid works of macabre jewellery. Acting as the beholder of such manipulation, she mimics the power we have and sometimes abuse, to alter nature’s path. Ultimately, leading to a juxtaposition of allure and a sinister presence lurking through the work.
    Each piece is made by collecting and combining various organic matter based on it’s intrinsic qualities. These are married together to create new other worldly forms by the process of casting. This ring has been cast from natural materials with some wax carving. It has been cast in two parts, silver and 18 carat gold, then soldered. It has been oxidized, enameled and a tourmaline and quartz are set into the ring.

     

  • Scale earrings one of a kind

    £570.00

    Unleash your inner “Medussa” with these one of a kind earrings cast from snakeskin combined with other hybrid species elements.

    They are made in solid silver with green enamel on the “scale” part below that drops down in chandelier style on your ear.

    Small green diamonds are set into the top part of the earring that sits flat against your ear.

    Extra large earring backs will keeo them securely on your ear.

    They are truly beautiful on.

    Made as part of recent snakeskin series I have been doing as interested in using new textures.

     

  • Vampire Squid

    £2,360.00

    ‘These pieces derive from the “sea monsters” collection that are sure to give you magical powers driven by the power of water when worn.

    Vampire squid is a red, evil and hellish creature. Beware as if she catches you in her “cloak” of webbing attached to her arms, you have no chance…do not stare into her sparkling eyes.

    Cast in 14 carat rose gold, capturing a hand faceted light citrine stone that has extra sparkle. Locally faceted in Bristol. One of a kind statement ring.

  • Fiji Mermaid

    £710.00

    ‘These pieces derive from the “sea monsters” collection that are sure to give you magical powers driven by the power of water when worn.

    Beware of Fiji Mermaids, they will lure you in with their colourful looks and then pull you under water…

    This piece is 9 carat gold, one of a kind with an amethyst to the middle and seafoam tourmaline to the side.

    Hallmarked by the London assay office with my registered EOC mark.

    Each item comes in custom black boxes that have a gold foil logo. All boxes are recycled as are all business cards and postcards that are also included.

    Personalised handwritten note not a problem, please write note after payment to be included with your purchase.

  • Snakeskin trailing earrings

    £520.00

    One of a kind solid silver, trailing earrings cast from malted snakeskin. For the serpent lover who loves to spend time in the jungle.

    Blackened asymetrical rounded shapes add quirkiness to the earrings and trailing green “scales” are enamelled in suitable green tones. They look gorgeous on running down the neck and are a real showstopper.

    They are cast from malted snakeskin which happens naturally. No snakes have been harmed and I do not agree with use of real snakeskin for garments.

    The back is smooth for comfort against the ear and they have been hallmarked.

    They have french back earring pins and scrolls for security so the snakes don’t slither away easily.

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