From the Deep brooches are inspired by the mysteries of the deep sea. It’s said that 95% of the ocean floor still hasn’t been explored. The copper used to make the brooches is taken from an antique water tank, the patina has been developing for over 60 years. The untouched conditions make a beautiful deep green colour which is preserved by a lacquer. Libby’s design challenges our perceptions of preciousness, questioning how we value materials, Although the main material isn’t deemed valuable, the conditions and history of the copper are precious. The brooches are made from patina copper, 925 silver and a 0.8 stainless steel pin.
Libby’s design approach is based on experimental methodologies, she has a passion for juxtaposing an unusual and unexpected mix of materials using a myriad of making processes, to create thought provoking jewellery. The tactile nature of Libby’s work aims to connect people with textures and revaluate how they perceive preciousness through materials. Her range consists of brooches, rings, and necklaces all combined with precious metals.