Glamorous avian inspired pieces
Tessa Metcalfe is a girl after our own hearts here at The Wearer and her bold, stand-out work reflects the love of her home city of London.
Tessa was born and bred in Hackney, London where she spent her childhood watching pigeons and developed a deep fascination for the birds.
Tessa began experimenting with taxidermy. A desire to never let anything go to waste lead to late night sessions cleaning & casting birds feet.
Cast entirely from pigeons feet found from the city's road kill Tessa creates narrative jewellery. Lovingly setting precious jewels into the birds grasp and making miniature rings to adorn the birds claws.
Handmade in her Hatton Garden studio, Tessa Metcalfe's bold designs. are beautiful in their own right and each pieces demand a closer inspection to think differently about the often neglected feral pigeon.