The natural beauty of Vancouver Island really inspires me. Riding through the magnificent rain forest with my horse or exploring the beaches with my dog provides me with unlimited design ideas.
Rea's jewelry is hand fabricated using ancient techniques such as fusing, granulation, engraving, and repoussé. These combined with modern processes such as salt water etching and a rolling mill help create the depth and texture she see in nature. The iron pieces are fused with high karat gold, silver, gems, pearls, and even pebbles from the beach, are incorporated to add to their uniqueness. Rea's silver jewelry is made with multiple layers of textured silver sheet which are fused together. 18 to 24 karat gold is added for extra richness.
BOTH RUGGED & ELEGANT…
The jewelry I make imparts a look of substantive power and beauty, which is industrial yet feminine. Wear them in the morning on a hike, and in the evening to the theatre. I sincerely hope that my work evokes a grounded, happy, “feel-good” sense of well being in you.