Piece created for Challenge 2023 Jewelry and Travel (maximum price 150€)
Materials paper, beach sand, urushi (Japanese lacquer), pigment, brass
Aoshima, located in southern Japan, had always been on Yukiko’s mind as somewhere she had to visit. The beach, especially, was always calling her name.
As soon as she stepped onto the sand, she knew this place had special energy. The sunlight, the salty air, the sand between her toes, and the sound of the waves, seemed to connect with her emotionally in ways other beaches didn’t.
She knew she had to incorporate this special energy into her work, so she took the sand from the land of Aoshima, thanked mother nature, and used it in her jewellery.