The range of silver charms by Melissa Hunt consists of nine separate creatures that are set in an illustrated tree and meadow created by Tommy Penton. Melissa handcuts the silhouette of each character in silver and returns them to their set home within Tommy's illustration. This collaboration results in a beautifully designed card containing a silver gift that can be worn by both men and women.
The 0.7mm thick polished sterling silver discs are 3cm in diameter and suspended from 3.5cm of 1mm box chain with a connecting T-bar clasp. This versatile fastener enables the pieces to be worn as a necklace, bracelet, dog tag or button hole.
These ready-made bespoke gifts are packaged with an envelope and clear sleeve,and cost £30 each.
Melissa Hunt graduated from London Metropolitan University and is based at Great Western Studios where she produces her own jewellery collections and works to commission.
Tommy Penton is been a successful artist for the last 12 years mostly in the music industry, working for artists like Embrace, Babyshambles, New Order, Morcheeba and Talvin Singh. He has had work published in Pentagram's 'Pen and Mouse' & 'The Picture Book', and worked with The British Art Council's 'Picture This' with its group tour REFILL & the D&AD. He has also just been selected as One of 50 illustrators to be selected for the new Creative Review Illustration Annual 2010.
As seen in Magma Books, Covent Garden.