FAR NORTH STUDIO | Designer/maker Lisa Capon uses traditional jewellery-making tools: a jeweller's saw, files, hammers, pliers, vices, blocks of wood and steel, emery paper, and polishing compounds to create these handmade, timeless, and beautifully finished pieces.
Lisa creates her distinctive pieces in two states: at her old bench in the Adelaide Hills, and in her Far North Studio nestled on the dividing line of the Far North tropical rainforest and the dry eucalypt forest. The surrounding natural beauty and wondrous flora and fauna provide a constant source of inspiration and distraction.
The work reflects an ongoing fascination with:
-The effects of time, mechanical and chemical processes on the visual character of the metal
- Emotions, love, human relationships and relationship with place and objects as triggers to precious memories
Details: Titanium, sterling silver in a range of colours
Titanium is a reactive metal that can be coloured by anodizing it to electricity in an electrolytic bath or heating it with a torch. Both these processes cause the metal to oxidise. As the molecules of the oxide layer become thicker, light entering the oxide layer and light striking the metal below refract at different angles. The light wavelengths either cancel each other out or combine and the refracted light is seen as colour. The entire range of colour for the oxide layer is within 25 billionths of a metre and requires precision use of anodising equipment.
Store your earrings in their box when you are not wearing them to protect them. Skin oils and cosmetics may build up on the earrings over time and dull the colour of the titanium. To clean, wash gently with warm mild soapy water, rinse in clean water and pat dry with a soft cloth (do not use chemicals, polishing, or abrasive cloths).