Sam Ryde is a talented metalsmith based out of Nottingham, in central UK. A few of her earthy yet edgy pieces passed in front of my eyes via Facebook. One in particular, a watchful fox at the forest's edge, sand cast from an antique Victorian picture button, stole my imagination and heart.
The back is stamped with "Wild & Free" for an added beautiful detail. This piece is substantial, weighty, polished yet slightly oxidized. I love how smooth it feels on the skin.
I believe there are still a few of these left on her site. I can see myself heading back to check out any future offerings. Keep in mind prices are in British pounds. Shipping was very affordable and easy, though.
Is there a plant or animal you would love wearing in a jewelry piece?