Jasmine Matus is a contemporary jeweller and maker from Sydney. Experimenting with concepts, materials and scale, her pieces often juxtapose unconventional materials, pairing precious metals with plastics, paint, wood, felt and found objects. She says “Jewellery is intended for wear and display on the body. That is its natural habitat; where it comes alive. A piece can adopt a different personality when viewed in a gallery as to when it is on the body interacting with the world. Both are equally as interesting. I keep this in mind when designing and making.” Pictured above ‘A Cat, a Chemist and an Industrialist’ made of 925 silver, collected plastic bottle tops, electroplated coloured wire (2010).
‘Cast’ bracelet made from recycled glass wine bottle (2008)
Images via Jasmine Matus