“It is commonly thought in most cultures that feathers are symbols of higher thought, spiritual progression. The line of thought here is that birds were considered divine creatures in primitive/ancient cultures because they are creatures of the sky (heaven) and therefore closer to God. When you find feathers upon your path it could be taken to mean that you are on a higher spiritual path (whether you accept it or not), and it may be a sign of encouragement as you philosophically travel on this path.” -Avia Venefica
In the winter of 2007, white feathers drew Breanne to Mexico to study the art of Silversmithing. It was a short trip that only lasted 3 months, but it grew into a full-time job. Many of Breanne's techniques are self-taught, but she is grateful for the amazing support of local jewellers and her instructor, Billy King.
"I have always been drawn to creating pieces from scratch, and have the ability to make a vision become reality. I was influenced by the best of both worlds growing up. My Mother, a Gemologist, taught me how to appreciate all the different styles of jewellery and is always teaching me valuable skills that are needed in the industry today. My Father, a cabinet-maker, taught me how to respect the machines that you work with, and by taking raw forms of material and turning them into works of art".
Many of Breanne's designs are inspired by nature and the creatures among us - including these 'slither studs' (made from a mould of a snake vertebrae) and this sterling silver antler necklace. We are always inspired by the level of craftsmanship of our artists - so glad you came aboard.