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‘Pieces of 48’


Made by Céline Traynor

‘Pieces of 48′ is a unique brooch whose components are separate pieces of jewellery. It is part of a collective body of work entitled FORM, relating to memories of the street where Céline grew up and that shaped who she is. 48 was the door number of her house in Canal Street, Newry, Co.Down and the number still resonates with her.
The component parts of the brooch are separate pieces of jewellery (a 9ct gold and silver pendant, a silver ball chain and 2 9ct gold and silver rings) and when each is slotted into the right compartment within the brooch they form the number 48. The overall brooch is shaped like a window, a reference to peering into the past.
Please note, the rings and the pendant can be commissioned separately, please enquire with the gallery for more details.
Materials: silver, 9ct gold, clear Perspex. Processes: piercing, soldering, polishing, matt finishing.

About the Maker:

Celine Traynor graduated in Fine Craft Design from the University of Ulster and set up a jewellery business in Dublin in 1997. Thoroughly contemporary in style, Celine’s jewellery designs in silver and gold reflect her love of pure shape and form – they appeal to those with a minimalist aesthetic. In her own words, ‘taking a studied, almost mathematical approach, I reduce the various forms to a balanced, geometric shape. The finished result is simple jewellery with a highly individual appearance.’

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