This handmade fly pendant is cast from an actual fly using a technique similar to lost wax casting. The actual fly burns away and the molten bronze is injected. The piece is then silver plated and given an oxidized finish. The fly was found in a small Chinese medicine show in Vancouver's Chinatown.
Chain: 18 inch sterling silver fine curb chain
Length: 3 cm
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.