Award winning contemporary jewellery artist, John Moore, creates his unique pieces of wearable sculpture from brightly coloured aluminium, silver and steel. With a degree in 3D design, he fearlessly produces new forms of jewellery that are exciting, alternative and extremely wearable. Inspired by nature, his current collections, Elytra and Vane, include necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings, but there is more to them than meets the eye. With emphasis on colour, movement and tactility, his jewellery is designed, not only a visual statement, but to give those who dare an altogether different experience.
Moore began working on the collection whilst in his final year at University and continues to make pieces to order. It shares the concept of Vane using multiple units and graduated colour with fluid movement. Whilst very tactile the result is much more delicate and feminine than its successor, Vane. Every piece in the collection is made of the same repeated shape in varying sizes and colours. The shape was initially inspired by a beetles wing, or elytra in Latin. Moore made it his mission to see how many different sculptural forms he could create just using this shape. Perhaps the most successful are the earrings which can be reversed simply by passing the hoop through the opposite end of the drop.