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Johanna Brierley

Johanna Brierley’s lifelong fascination with jewelry can be traced back to a childhood spent rummaging through her grandmother’s jewelry chest. From an early age she developed an enthusiasm for found objects and a curiosity about the various ways in which objects worn on a body interact with the body itself.


For generations Johanna's family has been collecting lucky stones with natural holes because hole stones are believed to be symbols of good luck. As a child Johanna made numerous jewelry pieces with the lucky stones only to find that over time the real stones would crack and break.


Her work now incorporates metal replicas of beach stones found on the shores of Lake Winnipeg in a town called Gimli. The molding and casting processes of jewelry making allows her to repeat shapes that ordinarily exist as single unique natural elements. Repeating what is normally solitary enables the creation of new shapes structures and patterns while transforming natural stone into metal allows for the setting of diamonds and sapphires among the metal beach stones. The humble act of discovering and picking up a pebble on the beach becomes the beginning of a process of re-contextualizing natural forms to work with and on the body.

Johanna Brierley
Johanna Brierley
Johanna Brierley

Johanna Brierley

'smooth' lucky stone chain earrings

'smooth' lucky stone chain earrings

$195.00

silver 'coral' chain earrings

silver 'coral' chain earrings

$135.00

silver 'lucky in love' chunky necklace

silver 'lucky in love' chunky necklace

$340.00

silver 'sequin lucky stone' necklace

silver 'sequin lucky stone' necklace

$100.00

silver 'thinnest melt' cuff bracelet

silver 'thinnest melt' cuff bracelet

$210.00

silver 'tri' lucky stone necklace

silver 'tri' lucky stone necklace

$135.00

silver paper clip chain bracelet

silver paper clip chain bracelet

$140.00

silver pebble stack long hook earrings

silver pebble stack long hook earrings

$320.00

sterling silver 'lucky in love' necklace

sterling silver 'lucky in love' necklace

$180.00

sterling silver 'wonky' lucky stone earrings

sterling silver 'wonky' lucky stone earrings

$135.00

sterling silver large 'melt' hoop earrings

sterling silver large 'melt' hoop earrings

$160.00

sterling silver medium 'melt' hoop earrings

sterling silver medium 'melt' hoop earrings

$110.00

sterling silver medium stretchy 'lucky stone' bracelet

sterling silver medium stretchy 'lucky stone' bracelet

$110.00

sterling silver stretchy 'dot lucky stone' bracelet

sterling silver stretchy 'dot lucky stone' bracelet

$70.00

yellow gold 'thin melt band' ring

yellow gold 'thin melt band' ring

$647.00

ON SALE!
yellow gold 'thinnest melt band' ring, size 6 1/2

yellow gold 'thinnest melt band' ring, size 6 1/2

$409.00

ON SALE!
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