Edwin Rohl started to make jewellery about 20 years ago and experimented mostly with found and discarded objects.
“As it is the alchemists dream to transform base metal into gold, it became mine, to call the “useless” back into “life”.”
Over the last few years Irwin has married his love for vintage prints with the passion for Jewellery making. Most of the prints used in his work is sourced from sheet music, books and magazines from the 1930s to 70s. Every print is covered with glass and framed in sterling silver. Every piece is an original.
The retro-cufflinks have grown out of Irwin’s collection of old street directories. Is it a certain beach, a public space, a street corner, a back lane or a corner pub – it is possible to wear it on your sleeve. The street Directory cufflinks are of a narrative character, telling stories of ones’ individual connection to a place.