ABOUT THIS COLLECTION
These pieces were inspired by a rubber compound Joanne was experimenting with.
It allows you to take very detailed impressions from objects. She used
feathers, shells, even her dogs nose to get interesting shapes and textures.
These pieces were her favorite results, and she made a line based on them. The
details from the tiny starfish were so exquisite and worked beautifully with
oxidation. She made several starfish and soldered them all together to make
long earrings and rings. The details of the shells were so precious and
amazing, she made simple earrings from them. The contrast of the rough dark
surface next to a sparkling gemstone was interesting, so in some cases she
added cubic zirconias.
In some cases, hand made findings are used, the beads are hand wrapped,
and all of the pieces are oxidized. To finish them, Joanne gently removes some
of the oxidization by hand in order to keep the delicate texture of the pieces.
Some of the chains used also have an oxidized finish. All of these items are
made in sterling silver, they have the Luxe Design trademark stamp and metal
stamp indicating its authenticity and quality.