Jewel of the day: Tessa Metcalfe Jewellery Pigeon Grasp Ring

Tessa Metcalfe likes pigeons. A lot. And her jewelry uses visual elements of their bodies to create her pieces. “Tessa’s work is heavy in dark humour. She embraces the irony of the luxury objects she creates. Working from something considered to be so disgusting: the foot of a dead pigeon. She takes the fantasy further by hand-making miniature rings to adorn the pigeons own claws and painstakingly giving her vermin birds their own gold manicures. She draws parallels between the birds instinctive desires and our own feral lust for jewels.”

Her work is really beautiful and quite fascinating to look at. This ring is made of sterling silver with gold plated nails. It sells for £220.

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