Each Saturday I focus on a different artist that I admire. From potters to painters, chefs to collectors, seamstress to songwriters, lifestyle to lovers... anyone who set the paintbrush, pastry brush, hands and heart on fire to create.
Those who inspire art to flow where it may.
– In the words of the founder of Plum and Posey:
My name is Adrinna Hardy and I'm the founder of Plum and Posey. I was born hungry for adventure. As soon as I was able, I boarded a plane that took me from my native Canada to Europe, where I stayed for a decade, eager for every experience life could throw at me. "
"Somewhere along the way, I developed an unquenchable thirst for art and history. I contentedly spent my days in the great museums, galleries and antique markets that were around virtually every corner. It was on such an outing that I came across my first wax seals. Drawn to their symbolism and meaning, I quickly realized that each seal was also a miniature work of art in its own right. "
It was at the intersection of these two passions – collecting wax seals and goldsmithing – that I believe I found my life’s work, and the inspiration to found Plum and Posey."
"Collectors of Plum and Posey form strong emotional attachments to their jewels, and while I enjoy the praise I have received for my creations, I’m quick to credit the amazing artists of the Georgian and Victorian eras, whose fine craftsmanship help make my work possible.
Plum and Posey is carried in shops, boutiques and galleries in Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand."
From Plum and Posey's personal collection.
"I hand craft each and every piece of my wax seal jewelry line in my studio on Canada's beautiful east coast. Wax seals to me are impressions of another time, each a miniature work of art in its own right with its own intrinsic meaning and symbolism. I love to make jewelry using these fascinating designs and giving them a new lease of life, celebrating the amazing artists of the Georgian and Victorian eras, whose fine craftsmanship help make my work possible."
"Seals can be traced back to our earliest civilizations with signets being worn in ancient Egypt. My personal seal collection ranges as far back as medieval times. While most of my seals come from Britain and France, I have some that hail from Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, Germany, Italy and many other places."
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