"Ever Beckoning Wild and Free, the Call of the Wind, the Song of the Sea.."
I am so very grateful for the life I live.
My wonderful husband, our beloved animal friends and I reside in an old granite cottage, nestled cosily on the rugged Cornish coast. We adventure together in our faithful vw campervan, chasing the tides throughout the year.
I have always been a hermit soul, hopelessly devoted to the sea. As a little girl, my bedroom was a cavern of sea treasures and a shrine to all things ocean related. It was adorned with shells and paintings of sea creatures and ancient ships ~ much like my beautiful home and workshop are to this very day. If I'm not free-diving in some secluded little cove somewhere or sat gazing into our infinite, glistening, aquamarine waves ~ you will always find me submerged in dusty old sea poetry books and tales of old pirate adventures.
A combined love and obsession for the sea & the wild and whimsical, added with a fascination for the dark & mysterious have inspired the themes to The Coral Grove's treasure collections.
The Coral Grove Jewellery (fka Mermaid’s Grave) is handcrafted using hand tools and traditional methods. The materials predominantly used are 9carat, 14carat and 18carat gold, sterling silver and brass and ethically sourced gemstones where possible.
My style is raw, organic, eclectic and 'undone'. Each piece is carefully made by hand, celebrating its irregularities unique to the wearer.
I have long studied the properties of semi-precious and precious gemstones and I am also a certified Reiki Practitioner and Crystal Healer. The knowledge that I have built over the years is something I very much love to incorporate into my jewellery designs and custom healing pieces are one of my favourite things to make.
Each trinket I create is laced with reiki, moonlight and enchantment and is a devoted prayer of love to the Sea.
'The Coral Grove' ~ name (to me) captures the little luminous orbs of gentle light and life within the dark and mysterious, indigo tides. The precious reefs and the vast, wild and untamed open sea ~ filled with nature and shimmering pearlescent light.
The name came from one of my most favourite poems written by James Gates Percival in the early 1800's. Coral is also the name of my wonderfully eccentric, beloved Nana who continues to bring magic and inspiration into my life each and every day.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you so much from the bottom of my deep sea heart to yours, for visiting my website and for supporting my little business ~ it truly means the world to me.
'Deep in the wave is a coral grove,
Where the purple mullet and the gold-fish rove,
Where the sea-flower spreads its leaves of blue,
That never are wet with falling dew,
But in bright and changeful beauty shine,
Far down in the green and glassy brine,
The floor is of sand, like the mountain drift,
And the pearl shells spangle the flinty snow,
From coral rocks the sea-plants lift,
Their boughs, where the tides and billows flow,
The water is calm and still below,
For the winds and waves are absent there,
And the sands are bright as the stars that glow,
In the motionless fields of upper air,
There with its waving blade of green,
The sea-flag streams through the silent water,
And the crimson leaf of the dulse is seen,
To bluch, like a banner bathed in slaughter,
There with a light and easy motion,
The fan-coral sweeps through the clear deep sea,
And the yellow and scarlet tufts of ocean,
Are bending like corn on the upland lea,
And life, in rare and beauty forms,
Is sporting amid those bowers of stone,
And is safe, when the wrathful spirit of storms,
Has made the top of the waves his own,
And when the ship from his fury flies,
Where the myriad voices of oceans roar,
When the wind-god frowns in the murky skies,
And demons are waiting the wreck on shore,
Then far below in the peaceful sea,
The purple mullet and the gold-fish rove,
Where the waters murmur tranquilly,
Through the bending twigs of the coral grove.'
~ James Gates Percival
Thank you dearly to Andrea of 'Pixie Abbott Photography', Jody of 'Blue Rose Beautification' & Chloe of 'Chloe Field Photography' for asking me to be part of your business & rebranding shoot.