Using the simplest of tools and methods, Guy Royle works mainly with sheet silver, which is cut, bent, beaten and formed and etched using silver and gold. This metal work compliments his use of natural pebbles and semi-precious stones, which are ground, shaped and drilled into beads so they are tactile and earthy. Even though the forged marks of the maker are apparent, his work is none the less highly sophisticated. Each piece of jewellery is initially unpolished but becomes patinated with time, use and wear.
Silver, yellow and rose gold brooch - W:5cm H:4cm