4.8 x 4.8 x 0.85 cm
Coconut shell, sterling silver, brass, raffia fabric
The Surya (meaning sun) earrings are made using metal fabrication techniques and it has 4 layers. The first layer is a disc hand cut from a coconut shell, the second layer is a brass sun that is hand cut and has a handmade texture that was made by free hand drawing on the metal, the third layer is a combination of two raffia fabric sheets that make it look like the golden needles you see in a rutilated quartz and the last layer is a thin sterling silver sheet that has sterling silver earring posts soldered at the back. The inspiration for these earrings is drawn from the mythological importance of the sun in Hinduism.
Roxane was born into an artistic family as her Mum would make artificial bridal bouquets and other wedding flower arrangements in Mumbai, India, which initiated her into the world of handmade beautiful crafts. Her Nana was an Arts and Crafts teacher for over 30 years and had a major influence in encouraging and supporting her to learn different craft skills and constantly develop the right side of her brain. Her formative years were filled with a lot of art projects.
As a little kid (maybe 6-7 years old), Roxane was fascinated with her other grandmother's jewellery collection (she had a few metal chocolate boxes she would re-purpose and store her pendants, earrings and brooches, mostly earrings) and she was kind enough to let her wear them (mostly earrings). Roxane would look at the mirror and feel like the Queen of the world!
That's when she fell "in love with jewellery". Throughout her life, Roxane has always been drawn to nature, encompassing everything from the shores to the skies. She loves to challenge herself with designs that can be brought to life by using different kinds of materials and techniques. Her jewellery style is on-of-a-kind, bold and stands out effortlessly! Living in amazing cities like Mumbai, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Montreal which are full of life, has truly defined Roxane's outlook towards multiculturalism, inclusivity and community which is directly reflected in her work.
She is a dreamer, a creative and tenacious spirit with a lot of interest in arts; from Interior Design (diploma) to Fashion Design (design program), and from Painting (self-taught) to Photography (advanced courses).
Roxane holds a Bachelors Degree in Arts. She has studied jewellery making in Jewellery School of Montreal and still continues to do so. She is one of the few students who has managed to finish all her levels so far in jewellery school in record time. Her work has also been featured in Marika magazine.