All the Names

Jewellery with a story to tell...

ALL THE NAMES is a jewellery collection that incorporates brass frames from mid-1800s Daguerreotype and Ambrotype photograph hinge cases that once framed faces whose names are forever lost.  When we come into contact with the past through old journals, well-worn objects, family stories, &c, we are altered by them and them by us. The same is true in the making and experiencing of objects that incorporate elements or stories from the past. What seems immutable is, by dint of our footfalls in the dusty attic, made different.

As the rings stack, new journeys unfold. With ALL THE NAMES we offer the possibility to wear a fragment of someone’s history that changes yet again when a ring slips onto your finger, or a pendant around your neck. (Choose your own adventure!)

In 1847 preservers, or brass frames, were added to hinge photograph cases. They wrapped the glass, mat and image to protect the delicate photograph.

I have taken the cases apart and transformed them into jewellery.

The Names, with the exception of Beatrice, after my grandmother, have come from characters in books and are some of the bits that have in some way, made me.

ALL THE NAMES: Hanta, Lotte, Beatrice, Valène, Eulalie, Dorian, Fermina, Lucy and Teresa.

"I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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