I’m a creative South African eco-silver jeweller with a background in anthropology and museum work. Most of my jewellery is inspired by nature, my pieces are crafted to form seedpod or leaves. They are either textured using leaf skeletons or patterned with stamps and shaped to reflect natural forms. My work is textural – having been inspired by the African bush and from my travels. I use hammers and fabrics to emboss patterns onto silver and use a technique called fold-forming. This involves repeated hammering to push the metal to its structural boundaries: this creates wonderful organic shapes.
DomleoH2 Seedpod pendant L6.1cm W3.9cm
DomleoH3 Lime leaf pendant L5.3cm W4cm earrings L4.1cm W2.3cm
DomleoH4 Ammonite pendant L5.3cm W3.7cm