Hey! I am Ruby Rose Kelly and I am the founder and sole creator of future heirlooms at Serpent Rouge. I am on a journey of metallic discovery, and the pieces formed here are a reflection of what I have learned along the way.
Humble beginnings as a child with my bead box, I have always had a flare for the creative. I fell in love with the methodic and detailed fabrication of fine jewellery in the south of France when I would walk past a shopfront where everyday a bespectacled old man would sit quietly focused, tapping away at this or that in the front window. Fast forward through space and time to Melbourne circa 2019 I Spent some time shadowing a wonderful Chain Maker in the CBD where I learnt some basic skills in soldering and wax for casting. Since then I have developed my practice and style through play, trial and error.
While the name Serpent Rouge pays homage to that Niçoise window front it also symbolizes rebirth and seduction, growth and production, as this is a new path for me. Everything is crafted by hand in my little studio and made with recycled metals, ethically sourced or synthetic stones and a lot of love.