Kim has recently been inspired by tiny houses and 'Folly's' she has come across in her travels and has been carefully reproducing the flavour of these quirky buildings in Sterling Silver as pendants and lockets.
Each one is painstakingly made by hand, with tiny details recreated in each tiny version. The Candy Cane twist of the chimney of the Gatehouse, or the curved tiles on the Folly.
They are not scale models, but an evocation of the feel of these pretty buildings.
I have made this house for an exhibition that is going to America, representing life in Bideford UK, where some of the earliest settlers to America set sail in the 1500's. This is a representation of the house where Sir Richard Grenville was born and we know it is this house due to the 'Coat of Arms' found above the fireplace on the second floor. I have used flaking gold to show the area of the painting. The whole house measures approx 5cm across.
Natural History Museum 'Gatehouse' pendant in sterling silver.
'Tapeley Park' Folly Pendant
Tiny 'Garden House' pendant