life is complicated but jewellery is a simple pleasure.

i make each piece individually, using manual machine tools and hand-working wherever i can. I enjoy the process immensely, and this direct contact lends the jewellery a potency and depth that reveals the intimate handmade nature of every ring, bracelet and necklace.



these tantalum rings below have a dense dark exterior lined with polished gold. tantalum is rich, heavy, and deep grey in colour, creating simple yet distinctive rings. many of my most precious memories as a jeweller come from meeting with people to design such rings, leading to pieces that are potent, meaningful, and deeply personal….



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another small obsession of mine are precision formed balls – stainless steel, black silicon nitride, and even pink ruby. i use these balls in rings and bracelets that i turn from blocks of stainless steel, titanium, or rough castings in gold, to create playful moving pieces, amulets to help the wearer slip smoothly through the most difficult of days….



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something i can’t seem to stop making, even though they are ridiculously laborious, are these chains designed around uni-joint links. cut painfully by hand from stainless steel and titanium tubing, and sometimes wood and plastic, these extraordinarily flexible necklaces and bracelets are lush handmade homages to the motion of motors and machines….



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i also make rings and bracelets with springs of gold or chrome, to snap shut across your wrists, or to gently open and allow you to slip your finger in….



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occasionally i create chains from aligned profiles, slices of repeated steel and titanium strung on fine stainless cable. these dramatic pieces, often a little demanding to wear, move sinuously upon the wrist or neck, and are striking to behold….



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i continuously undertake private commissions, so please email me –
sean@oneorangedot.com


there are also three excellent galleries which stock my work in australia – eg etal in melbourne, studio 20/17 in sydney and bilk in canberra.


 

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