Linda Rajotte Fine Art Jewellery

Silver and nature have always held an attraction for me. I weave, texture and form silver creating wearable art that adorns the body, feeds the soul and provides organic energy reflecting my connection with nature and my passion for artistic pursuits. I am concerned not only with appearance, but also with touch and form.

My mathematical background has influenced the distinct designs in my drawings and etchings on copper and impressions in silver.  Logarithmic spirals found in nature, such as ammonite fossils, shells, and sunflowers, inspire me and are a constant theme in my work.  I create all of my pieces by hand in Victoria so they are individual and unique.

I use “fine silver” (99.9% silver kiln-dried) to create my sculptural pieces which I often combine with copper and woven sterling silver.  I fuse fine silver wire to make silver chains and earrings since there is no need for the use of solder with fine silver.  I use sterling silver (92.5% silver) when making my individual clasps and ear wires because the copper content produces greater strength.

My hand-weaving of silver takes two forms: I use the ancient art of “Viking knit” to create sterling silver ropes and I link sterling silver and fine silver jump rings using chainmaille designs.  The final result of these various weaves is very pleasing because of their strength, delicacy and lightness.

Perhaps the most important thing is I love doing what I am doing.