Oval Clusters necklace in silver


An extraordinary, sculptural necklace formed from multiple, sterling silver oval clusters.

Hilary pierces each pair of ovals from delicately textured sheet silver, folds the metal and then rivets the clusters together. This technique creates a truly 3-dimensional piece, full of light and shade and enhanced by the gradual change in oval sizes.

This necklace measures 61cm / 24″ in length. The smallest ovals measure approx 10mm in diameter, the largest measure 20mm.

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Meet the designer
Hilary Brown

By designer: Hilary Brown

Hilary is a jeweller at heart, although past work has strayed into the realms of spoons and vessels - the Crafts Council have some of her spoons in their collection.

She began her career in the 1980s making jewellery from thin sheet acrylic and experimenting with achieving a thin papery feel to a brittle man-made material. A selection of these early pieces is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Arts Houston, USA and the jewellery collection of the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Arts.

After a long break to raise children and a stint as an interior designer, Hilary is back at the jeweller’s bench currently working in silver on one-off and limited edition pieces. The current ‘crumpled’ series of pieces are inspired by playing around with crumpled paper – the thin theme again, and her love of ancient jewellery, especially that which has been crushed and flattened by centuries of being buried in a forgotten hoard.

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