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Collection: Kirra-lea

Kirra-lea is a trade qualified jeweller with a background in visual arts. She draws inspiration for her unique designs from nature, focusing on making wearable art that is beautiful, practical and durable. In her twig collections, Kirra-lea makes moulds of real twigs and sticks to make jewellery. The original base design is made from a twig, which has a silicon mould made of it so that replicas can be produced in any precious metal. This process allows all the details, textures and imperfections of nature to be preserved and worn as fine jewellery.

Kirra-lea on Sand Casting

"This is a process I enjoy very much! I actually specialise in this technique and run classes teaching jewellers and novices alike how to sand cast jewellery. As the title lead you to believe it’s a casting technique using sand! It a two-part mould filled with special sand called Green Sand or Delft Clay. The two halves of the flask are filled with compressed sand and an object is pressed into the two halves creating a negative space that can be filled with molten metal. Its as easy as that!

I like to make castings of costume jewellery found at op shops or of heavily textured bits of wood. Shells and coral work great too. I love this process because I make the pieces from start to finish without outsourcing any of the work. I also get a lot of control over how clean or rough I want the object replicated and if I would like to cast in place stones or set them post casting. In short, it’s a very creative and fun process! If you are interested in taking one of my classes send me a message. It doesn’t have to be a skill for life, it can just be a fun day creating with a friend or partner."

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  • Stirling Silver Ring Pendant With Sapphires by Kirra -lea Caynes
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  • Stirling Silver Textured Signet Ring by Kirra-Lea Caynes
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  • Stirling Silver Textured Dress Ring by Kirra-lea Caynes
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  • Stirling Silver Spike Pendant with Sapphires by Kirra-lea Caynes
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  • Stirling Silver Spike Pendant by Kirra-lea Caynes
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  • Stirling Silver Pendant by Australian Artist Kirra-lea Caynes
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  • Stirling Silver Patterned Ring Pendant by Kirra-lea Caynes
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  • Stirling Silver Circle Pendant with Sapphires by Kirra-lea Caynes
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  • Open Band Sterling Silver Ring by Kirra-lea Caynes
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  • Stirling Silver Pinky Signet Ring with a Sapphire by Kirra-lea Caynes
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  • Rectangle Stirling Silver Signet Ring by Kirra-lea Caynes
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  • Sterling Silver Shell Pendant by Kirra-lea Caynes
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  • Stirling Silver Pendant with Sapphires by Kirra-lea Caynes
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  • Pinky Sterling Silver Signet Ring by Kirra-lea Caynes
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  • Sea Urchin Textured Pendant by Kirra-lea Caynes
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