Deco Bird Earrings – Rhodolite Garnet
Sterling silver earrings, rhodolite garnet and green enamel.
Wonderful Deco Bird earrings – you may see these vivid statement pieces as parrots in the forest…..
Made from sterling silver and set with Rhodolite Garnet, all in stunning gold-plated star settings.
The body plumage of the birds is picked out intricately with colour contrasting vitreous enamel detailing
3cm in length, with post-and-butterfly attachment.
John Franklin works out of his small home studio in Great Shelford just outside Cambridge, crafting intricate sterling silver jewellery set with boldly colourful gemstones such as Topaz and fancy Garnets.
He graduated with Distinction from Birmingham School of Jewellery in 2019, won the Julia Usher Ashes Memorial Award, and reached the UK final of the World Skills Jewellery competition. He exhibited his final collection at the London New Designers Fair; Cambridge Open Studios; and will be at Desire Winchester.
This has been a big change of direction from a long engineering career. He originally qualified with a Physics PhD from Cambridge, then designed and managed silicon chips on board spacecraft, to 4G and Bluetooth.
However, he has always been interested in the decorative arts and sculpture – first carving animals in stone, such as a bear, swan and parrot. He began to study jewellery in local evening classes in 2014 and found that he loved producing a decorative form from raw metal, and feeling connected to an artisanal world of traditional tools and techniques.
Artistically, he is passionate about the connections between decorative arts movements of different cultures and times – from Islamic tiling of the Ottomans, through Arts and Crafts, to Arts Nouveau and Deco. This informs his use of elegant curves through plant and flower motifs, to stylised forms.
He is also excited by the use of colour, using a wide palette of fancy coloured garnets, topazes, tourmalines, and unusual stones such as chrome diopside. He enjoys adding style to the piece by finding ways to use less common shapes of gemstone such as marquise and baguette to complement and integrate with the form, often inventing unique setting ways to set the stones.
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The small print – exceptions
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