Concrete Oyster is my outlet…well, one of my outlets. I’ve had this need to create things for as long as I can remember – I’ve written stories, made jewellery, knitted, sewed, daydreamed and doodled for as long as I have been able, and have always strived to try new things – to make simple things beautiful, to improve on what’s there, to fill a void. I first came up with Concrete Oyster when I was shopping for wedding jewellery. I found nothing I liked, though I could see just what I wanted in my mind. Silver jewellery with hot pink pearls was hard to come by! So, I made my own. Then, on my honeymoon, West Coast Arm Warmers sprung to life – I needed my arms to stay warm, but my fingers to be free (did I mention I’m a photographer). After the honeymoon, my family’s adoption of a more mindful lifestyle bore my love of creating Buddhist mala. And always, I am adding more.
– Jen McLeod