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Melinda Young- Gateway Charm (Hearts), Sterling Silver

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Artist Melinda Young has created this charm, titled 'Gateway', in sterling silver, and blackened (oxidised) the surface. With its tiny heart-style motifs, any wearer will love imagining adventures through this gate! There is a 5mm bale attached to centre at the top of the gate, making it easy to fit to a necklace.

Material: Sterling silver.

Length of drop from bale: 21mm

Contemporary jeweller Melinda Young takes delight in colour and texture which she uses in combination with other found objects, precious metals and stones. Her work tends to be made from either brightly coloured reclaimed plastics or natural materials collected on the streets and in the parks of her neighbourhood on the south coast of NSW.

Young is fascinated by the potential for unexpected narrative, finding inspiration in architecture, the landscape, and her everyday surroundings. Exploring her culturally rich environment is a constant creative stimulus for a maker who is attracted to the tiny details. The patina and beauty of the everyday.