The striking jewellery produced by Palawa Tasmanian artist Jeanette James uses the quills of echidna's, and the shells of
These contemporary pieces have traditional notions and stylistically draw reference to adornments worn by generations of Palawa women. Jeanette has a license to collect the quills from deceased echidna's, which is required as they are a protected species. The Mariner shells are collected along the Tasmanian coastline and are incredibly rare. Sometimes, to collect the amount of shells required to produce a substantial range of jewellery can take two to three years.
50x20x20mm, 60g approx