“It is commonly thought in most cultures that feathers are symbols of higher thought, spiritual progression. The line of thought here is that birds were considered divine creatures in primitive/ancient cultures because they are creatures of the sky (heaven) and therefore closer to God.
When you find feathers upon your path it could be taken to mean that you are on a higher spiritual path (whether you accept it or not), and it may be a sign of encouragement as you philosophically travel on this path.” -Avia Venefica
In the winter of 2007, white feathers are what drew me to Mexico to study the art of Silversmithing. It was a short trip, but I took what I learned and made it grow into a full-time job. Many techniques are self-taught, but I have had amazing support through local jewellers and will always have gratitude for the man who taught me the skills most needed, recognized instructor, Billy King.
I have always been drawn to creating pieces from scratch, and have the ability to make a vision become reality. I was influenced by the best of both worlds growing up. My Mother, a Gemologist, taught me how to appreciate all the different styles of jewellery and is always teaching me valuable skills that are needed in the industry today. My Father, a cabinet-maker, taught me how to respect the machines that you work with, and by taking raw forms of material and turning them into works of art.
There is no better feeling than creating pieces of art with your hands and some essential tools. Each piece is handcrafted from raw materials of silver, copper, brass and gold. Dedicated to the environment, I am drawn to taking recycled pieces and using them in my jewellery. In my studio I always strive for a constant flow. In flow the emotions are not just contained and channeled, but positive, energized, and aligned with the task at hand. I’m constantly being inspired by the energies that surround me, and try to capture the true elements that nature offers. I believe that each piece I create has a story to tell, and so wear it proud and let it be told. Celebrate and Enjoy!!Follow @breannemorrow1