My pieces are made by hand from start to finish, including clasps, hinges, and chains.
I was trained in the lost wax method of casting, which began with my college studies in sculpture. I am an emerging designer and am looking for new outlets to showcase my work.
My pieces start at $400 in sterling silver and range to $10,000 for items in 18-karat gold.
Many of my inspirations are derived from nature. I grew up on the beach yet also in the forest. Ever since I can remember I have been collecting natural objects because I viewed them as beautiful, I now have a vehicle in which to showcase them. I am intrigued by the anthropomorphic quality of trees, the ripples in the sand that are left behind by the waves or wind, bones, shells, rocks, horseshoe crabs, seedpods, birds, animals, and many other objects that we tend to take for granted in our demanding lives.
The juxtaposition of these objects with the refined qualities of precious metals and stones is a way of paying homage to nature in a way that I truly see fit. Everyone can relate to these objects, they are everywhere if we slow down for a moment and look around.
Sterling silver, white mabe pearl, 2 white pearl caps, and leather cord
Each piece is stamped with Brooke’s signature “13.”
For more info, please visit www.brookekanani.com