Lost Apostle jewelry is a reflection of this approach to life – knowing there’s a right way, a wrong way, and your own way to be forged. Nature, anatomy, and the space between your ears – they’re all inspirations. Soak it up, wring it out, see what sticks.
James learnt his skills the old fashioned way, as a silversmith’s apprentice, using traditional tools and techniques more commonly wielded hundreds of years ago. Never far from a blowtorch even today, there’s a proud reason behind the Balinese word for “silversmith” tattooed on his leg. Nadya’s background in the Fine Arts lends a keen eye to all aspects of Lost Apostle's designs, and her love for skulls stretches back decades – she thinks she painted her first one aged 7. The girl’s got game.
Re-invigorating a 6,000-year-old method called the Lost Wax process to create their jewelry, each piece of Lost Apostle is a little reminder that although our time on this mortal coil may be fleeting, bronze has – and will be – around for millennia. Just as the 1,500-year-old bronze bracelet that James un-earthed in Cambodia may have once been worn by an ancient Khmer king, so might a Lost Apostle skull be rediscovered many generations from now, every bit as splendid as the day it was first worn.