Redwood Rose earringssold out!
5 x 2 x 2.5 cm
14k go, silver, synthetic sapphire
The silver rosettes in the earrings are cast from the cones from the great Redwood tree. The hooks and details are in 14k gold, with hooks large enough to loop through a tunnel in a stretched ear. Synthetic sapphires in the rare and desirable pinky orange Padparascha colour were made in the small town of Idar Oberstein where ZULA toured the factories. They are an ethical man made choice when shopping for sapphire.
ZULA is an art jeweller and activator who combines organic casting with precious metals, stones and acrylic. Her pieces and activations are designed to deepen your connection to the Earth, the Cosmos and your truest Self.
Her work stems from her reverence of the natural world, she creates relationships with trees and gathers their branches and casts them into precious metals. Her acrylic work in bright florescent colours is described as "Sacred Lisa Frank", where her love of the cosmos + spirituality is translated into big, edgy and light hearted designs. For the NEON LOVE collection, ZULA performs a special activation ceremony with each customer as the pieces are sold.
She graduated with a diploma in Jewellery Art and Design from Vancouver Community College and from the Self Employment Program through Douglas College. She is an avid tool collector and expands her technique repertoire studying with master goldsmiths and gem setters like: Kent Raible, Kirk Lang and Jack Markarian. She has travelled to North Carolina's Pocosin School of Art to study with Arthur Hash and Elliot Clapp.
ZULA's pieces have been exhibited at #MADFORHOOPS at Gallery 2052 in Chicago, Exhibition in Motion at SNAG in Chicago and, Disrupt at the Craft Council of BC Gallery. Zulery (as some of her collectors affectionately call her pieces), have strutted down New York Fashion Week catwalks and been published in Ellement Magazine.
A recipient of several awards from organizations such as Douglas College and Habson's, ZULA is proud to have been awarded the Vancouver Mayor's Art Award as an Emerging Artist in Craft and Design.
Born in Warsaw, Poland, ZULA currently resides on the unceded Coast Salish Territory known as Vancouver, BC, Canada. Involved in creating a community of metal artists, ZULA is one of the founding members if the Vancouver Metal Arts Association and works out of the Beaumont Studios.