Restoration by Ross Carr
Not just your typical jewellery artisans…..with over 33 years of combined experience, we offer you unique recycled one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery, with a history to tell. Not only is everything made with our hands, we also recycle and supply the history knowledge of each piece we create. Extensive research goes into our work in relation to origin and date of the material we use. This information is then passed onto our consumer….leaving them with a piece of history as well as a piece of wearable art.
Kristin Ross utilizes antique buttons in her collections. For the finished products, PMC (precious metal clay bronze) techniques and tools are used as well as torches, files, rollers, rubber moulds, sander, grinder, hand saws, hammers, forming plates and a kiln. Each button is specially discovered knowing year (late 1800’s – 1950’s) and previous use.
Lynda Carr uses vintage materials such as serving trays, candy dishes, teapots, casseroles, etc as her medium. As a trained Silversmith, varied techniques are utilized using equipment and tools including hand saws, bench shears, files, torches, forming blocks, disc cutters, sanding equipment, rolling mills and polishing machines before assembly is complete. All pieces are one of a kind and finished off with sterling silver components. Most of the material is in excess of 100 years old and on the back of the packaging outlines what the piece was in its former life.
Our studios are overflowing with both our creations as well as our joint collaboration ~ recycled hardware ~ designed and created all by hand. Scouring antique markets, we source unique damaged chandeliers and drawer hardware to complete this jewellery line.
We are the jewellery “picker sisters”…..historians….eco-friendly designers - we are ROSS CARR