New Bug Exhibition
Posted on 2 Aug 13:37
Crawl into our latest unique exhibition launching on August 1st until October 31st where we will be showcasing five designers exploring the world of bugs, butterflies, beetles and bees through statement and bespoke jewellery pieces.
"We're launching our new summer Bug Exhibition! It features five jewellers each with their unique interpretation of the theme. Every piece in the exhibition has been handmade, producing beautiful and intriguingly unique pieces of jewellery."
Laura, Shop Manager
This summer, The Bug Exhibition takes inspiration from all things that creep, crawl and flutter. Here we get to learn a little bit more about each of the designers and their collection.
Firm favourite of ours, Max Danger of Danger Jewels has sent us a selection of his iconic, intricately hand carved bees. Find them nestled around a statement citrine, clasping a peach sapphire or arranged in a golden ombre cascade, chasing semi precious stones. The finely detailed honey bees need to be viewed from all angles to really appreciate the skilled design and craftsmanship
Zoya Dickinson, one of our very own skilled jewellers on the Diana Porter workshop team and renowned Jewellery designer in her own right has designed a new collection especially for the upcoming exhibition. Drawing inspiration from the delicate structure of butterfly wings Zoya has meticulously hand carved these skeletal forms. This wearable to collection of pendants, earrings and hair pins is available in gold and silver with a scattering of tiny diamonds.
Nature Lover Lucie Groom features a life-like collection of beetles and succulents cast in precious metals. The show-stopper piece of the collection is the solid gold beetle, cast in 18ct white gold worn long on a curb chain. Some pieces combine with resin details to mimic moss growing on trees.
Beetles of a different kind feature prominently in the standout work of Rosita Bonita. Egyptian style scarab beetles hang majestically as earrings and winged creatures make statement neck pieces in black and gold. Original illustrations are screen-printed or foil-embossed onto fine leathers & carefully assembled into unique & collectable treasures.
The overriding inspiration for John Moore’s work is the natural world. This particular collection takes inspiration from centipedes; evidenced in the way movement ripples through the jewellery when it’s worn. With sensitivity for shape, balance and movement, he combines the organic with the engineered to create new objects that show respect to nature and our place within it.