Lyndsey Douglas

Jewellery & Metal Design BDes (Hons)

Body adornment inspired by the sights and sounds of Highland Perthshire, focusing mainly on structures and delicate forms of the mushroom world.

About

During the recent restrictions and anxious times of the Covid pandemic, Lyndsey found that the landscape of Highland Perthshire became a haven for developing stronger connections with nature.
The scenery, sounds and smells invoked a calming feeling which led Lyndsey to pause and absorb her surroundings.  These were her moments of discovery: a time to find hidden beauty in nature's patterns, moods and textures.
It’s here that Lyndsey developed an interest in the structures and delicate forms of the mushroom world which ultimately became the principal source of inspiration for her work. Along with this she developed a fascination with the connection between mushrooms/fungi and broader woodland plant life. 
The shapes and delicate mushroom structures are central to her work.
Lyndsey has sourced local materials, such as bark-shedding and blue slate and married them with forms of copper and silver. Conventional techniques, including, saw piercing, forming and patination were used to produce work that Lyndsey believes meets her aim of bringing nature closer to the wearer. 
It is Lyndsey’s intention to feature a delicate quality in her work, emphasising that fragility is precious, as is nature. She hopes that the wearer will perceive this and feel that they are in possession of something special. 
It is about sharing her own personal connections with nature and these precious moments with others.

Model is wearing a neckpiece made of  engraved blue slate and the textured fungi form, intertwined with pleated copper wire.
This zoomed in image shows the fine detail of engraved blue slate and the textured fungi form, intertwined with pleated copper wire.
Model is wearing a neckpiece made of engraved bark and small polished, formed copper mushroom shapes.
This neckpiece depicts the gill like detail found in species of mushroom which is engraved into the bark, interspersed with formed copper shapes mimicking an upturned button mushroom.
This neckpiece is composed of pieces of bark and patinated copper
Model wearing a neckpiece is composed of pieces of bark and patinated copper.
Model is wearing a sterling silver earring. This piece comprises of three conjoined textured mushroom forms.
Silver earring with a hammered texture effect mushroom form approximately 2 inches long linked onto a polished three-dimensional mushroom incorporating fine champagne coloured wire.
This is an interesting colourful composition of patinated copper and cotton thread forming three conjoined abstract mushroom shapes to create a beautiful ear piece.
This brooch shows the typical mottled green and bronze tones of copper patination. It’s small cup like structure resembles an upturned mushroom.

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