Alternative Wedding Show 2010
7th Feb - 3rd May



‘Branch’ earrings in 18ct gold with pearls

'Branch’ earrings in 18ct gold with pearls
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Mikala Djorup

I did a traditional 4-year apprenticeship as a jeweller in Copenhagen, learning all the techniques and tricks of the trade. This background gives me a solid starting point to work and experiment from.

I am fascinated by repetition and movement. Many hundred elements that look the same, but examined closer all are individual and different. The making of the elements by hand ensures this diversity. The repetition creates surfaces full of life, they change and move with their wearer, and in some cases surprises and creates the joy of the unexpected.

I work mainly with gold and silver..
I experiment with other materials, but seem to return to the metals. I make the silver matt, white or scratched, almost as if it is not finished and still have the roughness of work in progress. When worn these surfaces will change and become shiny and darker, and the wearer will have put hers or his mark on the piece.

Colour comes from small stones. I want the stones to be little comments to the forms and not take over the metal.

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Artists featured in 'Alternative Wedding Show 2010' are:
Alexis Dove; Malcolm Morris; Jo Hayes-Ward; Nicola Malkin; Sarah Stafford; Ruth Tomlinson; Jacks Design; Jennie Gill; Natalie Jane Harris; Mirri Damer; Michael Carberry; Kate Smith; Jean Scott-Moncrieff; Bex Bardon; Iain Henderson; Diana Porter; Poppy Dandiya; Sarah Collins; Julie Usel; Nicola Perkins; Sarah Lawrence; Phoebe Coleman; Hannah Peters; Tanja Ufer; Mikala Djorup; Shona Carnegie. Artists featured in 'Ten Tip-Top Tiaras' are: Alexis Dove; Malcolm Morris; Nicola Malkin; Bex Bardon; Sarah Lawrence; Nicola Perkins; Ruth Tomlinson; Katherine Grimes; Hannah Peters; Fiona Cameron.