This very pretty pendant was designed and made by Jean Wilkinson. Know as Rosebuds the top of the pendant consists of 3 18ct yellow gold spheres arranged in a triangle from which emanate 3 18ct yellow gold wires. At the bottom of each wire is an 18ct yellow gold wire rosebud set with a square orange garnet that has been set on the angle. The pendant hangs from a fine 18ct yellow gold chain.
The 3 orange garnets: 0.25ct
Weight: 0.1ozs - 3gms
Length of pendant: 1.61ins - 4.1cms
Length of chain: 16ins - 41cms
Silversmith, Jeweller, Enameller
Born in the Republic of Ireland, Jean knew from an early age that she wanted to be a silversmith but she was not able to begin to realise those dreams until her thirties after a successful career in I.T. designing and programming computer systems. Fittingly it was this career that enabled her to finance her silversmith training.
She trained under Brain Clarke, Michael Good, Lori Talcott, Eva Hofelmaier and Phil Barnes.
Jean is inspired by nature, its colours shapes textures & spaces, by the work of the Art Nouveau enameller Eugene Feuillatre and most lately by the mentoring and teaching of Master Enameller Phil Barnes who Jean credits with bringing her to where she is today: an award winning silversmith jeweller & enameller and the only person in this county working with plique a jour done in this method on large pieces.
Jean has won awards at the Goldsmiths Craft & Design Awards in the Enamellers Senior section in 2011, 2014 & 2016. She has participated in a number of exhibitions and in 2013 gave the Master Class on plique a jour enamelling at the Guild of Enamellers 2013 annual conference held at Queen Ethelburga’s College York.
Jean is a member of the British Society of Enamellers and the Guild of Enamellers.
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