Evernia brooch in sterling silver by contemporary art jeweler Kate Bajic

hand-textured sterling silver

About the artist

Kate Bajic creates handcrafted jewelry influenced by the natural forms of lichen. There are over 1,800 different species in the UK alone, so they offer an extensive source of design inspiration. Kate examines their minute complexity and translates aspects of this into her work. She handcrafts pieces mainly in sterling silver, with highlights of 18ct gold. Selected one-of-a-kind gemstones also form the focus in certain pieces, details of which are translated through into the finished jewellery, tying together the naturally occurring and the handmade. Brooches, cuff bracelets, earrings, necklaces, tiaras and rings are available as one-offs, limited edition, made to order, or by commission.