Eleanor Patton Jewellery
Beauty in broken things
Kintsugi: knowing that something is more beautiful for having been broken
Collection of jewellery exploring the taboos surrounding mental health.
After experiencing trauma, followed by mental health struggles, I naturally turned to my art as a way to process these expereinces. For me mirrors represent the presented self. They are a literal reflection of how we wish to be seen, hiding beneath the surface is our true selves. By using whole, broken, and repaired mirrors, my new collection explores the different stages of mental health and the pressure to present a perfect image of yourself, when inside you are broken. Using the Kintsugi technique of repairing with gold, I have created pieces of jewellery which show the beauty in the broken. I want people who struggle with depression, anxiety, every mental health problem there is, to know that they are not alone, and that they are beautiful.
One of a kind designs
made by hand
Specialist in custom design
Eleanor's training in both traditional goldsmith techniques and contemporary design combine beautifully in her custom work. She will work one on one with each client to design and make the perfect piece. Anything from setting a coin to engagement rings, to key rings to remodeling old jewellery. Eleanor can create an entirely new design, or customize and existing piece to your specifications.
Eleanor will first meet with clients to consult on what they want, some people have a strong vision, others have a concept, either way Eleanor talks with them, looks at images and works to come up with some design ideas. She will then present them with scale sketches of the final design before starting work on the piece itself.
Please get in touch if you're interested in commissioning Eleanor to make something special for you, or have any questions about the process.