Behind the Art; The Strutt Sisters, by Amy Theodore / by Amy Theodore

 source: @thestruttsisters

source: @thestruttsisters

As designers, musicians and visual artists, is there anything these two can’t do? Twin sisters Catherine and Jennifer have been surrounded by inspiration since their children, growing up in a family of musicians and artists and spending their days playing arts and crafts, listening to their parent’s traditional folk music and always camping and going to folk festivals. After spending five years at Art School, the pair decided to join forces and get their own studio, and as they say, the rest is history. After beginning with art, the pair fell into the world of jewelry making after trying to find something to do with the small timber cut offs from their work. After wearing the pieces themselves and receiving positive feedback from friends, they decided to release their line into the world. Their eye for colour and design gives both their art and jewelry a unique and quirky edge that is inspired by the design of folk costumes and various traditions from around the world, in particular Scandinavia. Their unique perspective also comes from what they call “The Colour Number Thing”, more formally known as Synaesthesia. The condition creates a crossing of the senses in the brain, which allows the sisters to see letters and numbers as certain colours. Check out some of their pieces over on their Instagram @thestruttsisters.

 source; @thestruttsisters

source; @thestruttsisters

 @thestruttsisters

@thestruttsisters