I don’t deal with the skin, that’s already stripped away. The Business is bones. Small bones. Human bones. Child bones. And the best? Baby Bones.
I like segmenting them. Sorting out the miniscule ear bones. Finding which finger joints are the same length and girth. The spine is the hardest, each beautiful shell-like disk different from the one above or below.
Eventually I have lots of little piles, each bead as smooth as nacre. Sometimes I put the smallest in my mouth, role the rivets round my tongue to feel the shapes. I find new ways for the body to fit. Rearranging god’s jigsaw by studying joints; twisting toes into fingers that have teeth for tips.
Most times I make them symmetrical; little toe bones leading to the centre piece; maybe a back vertebra with their natural v point; sometimes I’m asked for more modern creations. I make one side of the necklace different from the other; the elegant interlocking segments of the spine to the left, and two small forearms making up the right.
Untarnished by the yellowing of age each bead I touch resonates with purity. Whiter than snow, whiter than ivory, whiter than light itself and a thousand times more stunning than pearl against a women’s collar.
My jewellery is unique. Each piece priced differently, and I can assure you it is handmade from the freshest most authentic materials.