Large Silver Seahorse
On a walk through China town I came across a medicinal store and was amazed by all the unfamiliar organic objects. I found this awesome Seahorse which I knew I had to cast into a big Seahorse pendant.The piece is made by doing an 'organic burnout', which is based on the old jewellery making technique called 'Lost Wax Casting'. The actual seahorse burns away and the molten bronze is injected. The pendant is then Silver plated and oxidized to bring out all the detail. The beautiful shot of the Seahorse and Pearls is from a famous french fashion blog: Cherry Blossom Girl.
Justine is based in Squamish, Canada. The designer originally worked with ceramic pendants during her studies at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, but felt her calling to jewelry. She then enrolled in Vancouver Community College Jewellery Art and Design program to further her hands-on metalsmithing techniques. Justine knew that she would never be the "starving artist", it wasn’t in her blood. During her studies JB had already launched her own brand, showed at Vancouver Fashion week, and won “Western Livings Design of the Year Award – One to Watch” in 2010. JB is to have the perfect balance of creativity and business sense.