Contemporary Silver Jewellery, Hand Crafted by Lisa
Hi, I'm Lisa O'Brien and I’m based in Berkshire.
I use unconventional silver-smithing techniques to create contemporary jewellery, with texture and form found in the natural landscape, often the raw elements; rough seas, rugged rocks, stormy skies, influenced by high-days and holidays, past and present, spent in big open spaces, by mountains, lakes, rivers and the sea.
I grew up surrounded by handcrafted, home-made, home-grown, thanks to my talented mum and for as long as I can remember, I’ve been creating things by hand.. Despite a love of jewellery though, I'd only ever dabbled in beaded jewellery, making a few pendants and my own wedding tiara..
Then a few years ago I signed up for a silver jewellery making course and was immediately hooked.. I loved everything about the process of silver-smithing and creating something beautiful from unpromising pieces of metal sheet, or wire.
From very early in my silver journey, I was entranced by the elemental techniques involved ins melting silver to create surface texture, hand or free-form cast, fuse and create organic form and texture found in nature. Always a lover of the natural world, it seemed the perfect fit for me and the idea for Molten Silver was born..