With her permission, I'm showing several pieces. Many evoke a longing I don't often feel. If you're not a pearl person, have a look at the coral, turquoise, tanzanite.
She says, "...my inspiration comes from nature, from my walks along the seashore or the mountain trails near my home"; you will see it in her designs, which seem almost alive.
She also said, in a note to me, that "many women carry around an image of themselves that does not reflect who they are now or the changes they have gone through as they have grown and matured." A wise woman as well as masterful jeweler!
She is on my Wish List, absolutely.
I'm showing several pearl necklaces and pendants; be sure to visit her site to see earrings, rings and bracelets. She creates jewelry to wear everyday, in your real-life clothes, with joy and comfort.
A necklace of pink pearls and shell leaves (price, $275):
A pedant of silver 'seaweed' strewn with pearls (price, $650):
A garland of hand-wrought buds with a single blooming pearl (price, $695):
A triple chain pinned with a flurry of multicoloured oval pearls (price, $350):
Sterling 'grasses' necklace with a sumptuous drop pearl (price, $750):
Ms. Irwin accepts commissions, preferring, like other artists whom I respect, to work with clients who resonate with her vision. If a pearl (or other gem) project is in your sights, she is one I'd contact. And instead of paying a brand premium for a mass-produced piece, you could enjoy a treasure made by an artist, not a factory.
Someday I hope to show you my Sudha Irwin jewel, but I'd be (almost) as happy to admire yours.