The Flotasm and Jetsam collection started as a series of four rings inspired by moving water, and the mystery an tranquility of the sea: Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan, Derelict.
Further items soon followed, including earrings and a necklace to compliment the range, Spindrift.
The seaside, watching waves roll onto the shore, is one of my happy places, somewhere that I feel content and calm, and I wanted to channel this into wearable items that I could take everywhere with me (including through the hectic lifestyle of London!).
I thought I'd share the meanings of these items in Maritime Law, and I hope you can see these characteristics in the individual pieces of jewellery........
Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan, and Derelict are specific kinds of wreckage, with different consequences in the law of admiralty and marine salvage.
Flotsam is debris in the water that was not deliberately thrown overboard, usually the result from a shipwreck.
The word derives from the old French 'floter', to float.
Jetsam may be 'claimed by whoever discovers it' !