All pieces are from the collection War Without Tears which comments on the futility of war, particularly its affect on children. Circular outlines, representing coils of barbed wire as well as the cyclical nature of war, form the basis of the designs. Toy soldiers, played with by children the world over, are also incorporated into the designs. A symbol of war they are used here as a metaphor for the lost childhoods of the very youngest victims of conflict.
Made to order sterling silver brooch
7cm x 7cm
Deborah Crow Jewellery:
Deborah graduated in fine art and has worked in a variety of disciplines including animation, model making and packaging design. She had been making acrylic jewellery for several years before enrolling on a jewellery design diploma to further her skills. Her current collection War Without Tears is hallmarked 925 sterling silver. The collection is distanced from any particular conflict but offers instead a comment on war in general – its ultimate futility yet apparent ceaselessness and cyclical progression through consecutive generations. Plastic soldiers are used as a starting point for the designs. Played with by children the world over – a symbol of war but used here as a metaphor for the lost childhoods of the youngest of those caught up in the atrocities and the toys they left behind.