Susan Jean Whyte takes impressions from the bark of Vancouver Island’s trees. Susan then makes a mold and uses these molds to create the textures that she designs her jewelry around. The designs are kept simple, to keep the textures as the main focal point. Fine silver, copper and bronze are used together to add color and interest. Patinas on the metals transform the surfaces to mimic the wood.
Vancouver Island’s spirit is a fusion of ocean, mountain, lake and valley. Her trees are her jewelry.