Sorrel Van Allen

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    Sorrel Van Allen

    Sorrel Van Allen

    Regular price $120.00
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    Chrysalis Hoop earrings made from copper, powder coat, sterling silver

    4.5 x 1.5

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    Tulip necklace in sterling silver with a silver-backed kasumiga pearl that functions as the centrepiece closure for the 16" neckpiece.   Each flower is hand sawn and soldered.  L 45.2 x H 3.8 x W 3 cm
    Sorrel Van Allen
    Tulip necklace in sterling silver with a silver-backed kasumiga pearl that functions as the centrepiece closure for the 16" neckpiece.   Each flower is hand sawn and soldered.  L 45.2 x H 3.8 x W 3 cm

    Sorrel Van Allen

    Regular price $1,800.00
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    Tulip necklace in sterling silver with a silver-backed kasumiga pearl that functions as the centrepiece closure for the 16" neckpiece.   Each flower is hand sawn and soldered.  L 45.2 x H 3.8 x W 3 cm

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    Sorrel Van Allen

    Sorrel Van Allen

    Regular price $280.00
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    Daisies, Asymmetrical Earrings made from sterling silver

    3.5 x 1.5 cm

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    Sorrel Van Allen
    Sorrel Van Allen

    Sorrel Van Allen

    Regular price $260.00
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    Magnolia Hoop earrings made from sterling silver, 22 karat gold leaf

    2.5 x 1.5 cm

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    Sorrel Van Allen

    Sorrel Van Allen

    Regular price $190.00
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    Dahlia, Earrings made from sterling silver, oxide

    3.5 x 1 cm 

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    Sorrel Van Allen

    Sorrel Van Allen

    Regular price $112.00
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    GEO Hoops, Earrings made from sterling silver

    3 x 2cm 

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    Sorrel Van Allen

    Sorrel Van Allen

    Regular price $190.00
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    Crocus Drop, Earrings made from sterling Silver, 22 karat gold leaf

    2x 2 x 1.5cm 

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    Sorrel Van Allen

    Sorrel Van Allen

    Regular price $260.00
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    Lily Hoop, Earrings made from sterling silver, 22 karat gold leaf, oxide

    2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm 

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    Unfurl 2, Brooch of brass, powder coat, steel (pin)
4 x 7.5cm 

    Sorrel Van Allen

    Regular price $420.00
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    Unfurl 2, Brooch of brass, powder coat, steel (pin)

    4 x 7.5cm 

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    Sorrel Van Allen
    Sorrel Van Allen

    Sorrel Van Allen

    Regular price $640.00
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    Bract Brooch, made from sterling silver, 22 karat gold leaf, oxide and steel (pin)

    7 x 2 cm

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    Magnolia mini stud earrings in oxidized sterling silver with a 22 karat gold keumboo application,  1.5 x 2 cm
    Magnolia mini stud earrings in oxidized sterling silver with a 22 karat gold keumboo application,  1.5 x 2 cm

    Sorrel Van Allen

    Regular price $260.00
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    Magnolia mini stud earrings in oxidized sterling silver with a 22 karat gold keumboo application, 

    Large: 2.5 x 1.5 cm

    Small: 1.5 x 2 cm

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    Sorrel Van Allen
    Sorrel Van Allen

    Sorrel Van Allen

    Regular price $320.00
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    Inflorescence Brooch, made from brass, powder coat and steel (pin)

     5 x 2 cm

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    Sorrel Van Allen
    Sorrel Van Allen

    Sorrel Van Allen

    Regular price $380.00
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    Unfurl Brooch, made from brass, powder coat and steel (pin)

     7 x 4 cm

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    From the complexity of a mimosa plant closing to the human touch, the secrecy of night blooming jasmine, or the snap of a Venus flytrap, my work seeks to explore and capture these fleeting synaptic responses. Focusing on themes of repetition, unity, and symmetry, I develop botanical drawings through careful observation of the natural world. Hand-crafted in the tradition of silversmithing techniques, each piece unfolds, revealing ephemeral light patterns and textures that highlight the myriad negative spaces.

    Inspiration for my current body of work is derived from geometric patterns observed in bracts, modified leaf structures that attract pollinators and protect flowering bodies in plants. Bracts vary in scale, texture, shape, and colour, from understated lavender plants to conspicuously bright bougainvillea. These attributes make them endlessly fascinating objects for the realization of detailed and precise jewellery work, while leaving ample space for playful exploration in scale and colour.

    Digitally designed and crafted by hand, each piece begins with the careful study of plant life. Paper maquettes are an important part of the design process, allowing for patient consideration of the potential for metal tabs to be creased, folded, and overlapped into unique jewelry pieces. These templates are then sawn out by hand and carefully folded into place, one reinforcing the next. In this way, two dimensional drawings are translated into complex, linked, and overlapping surfaces. Patina and surface decoration, in the form of bright colours, Keum-Boo (attached gold) or subtle oxidizations accentuate the simple elegance found in these repetitive forms.

     

    Sorrel Van Allen Receives SNAG 2020 Student Scholarship