From wax to silver....how a piece of Katrina Alexander Jewellery is created.
Each piece of jewellery is meticulously carved from wax by hand, and sculpted into shape before being sanded with sandpaper to ensure that all the surfaces are perfectly smooth, ready for casting. The wax is then cast using 80% - 100% recycled silver using the ancient art of lost wax casting. This technique was first used in around 4000 BC.
Once the piece is cast, it is cleaned up and polished by hand meaning that no two pieces are identical.
Using this method allows Katrina to create tactile, smooth flowing, sculptural shapes which are contemporary in style.
Image above: A contemporary take on the hagstone
Hagstones were used by fishermen as lucky charms. The hagstones (pebbles found on the beach with a hole through them) were hung to the back of the boats to warn off evil hags and sea spirits, to ensure that the fishermen had a safe journey through the sea.
The Infinity Sea Hagstone is designed to be a lucky talisman, to protect you and to keep you safe.