My fascination with jewellery began at a very young age; I had beading kits when I was a child and the love continued from there. Now that I’ve grown up my tastes have changed from plastic beads in Day-Glo pink to the subtleties of fine artisan lampworked beads. I love to pair these works of art with sterling silver or copper to create timeless designs that are fun and funky enough to accompany either a suit at the office or jeans on a night out. I love the way that light plays on glass and silver. These reflections are what change ordinary metal wire into something that sparkles and catches the eye. Natural materials also have their own beautiful charm, from pebble on the beach, to the imperfect yet precious gemstone. Because I have not received any formal higher education in art, I feel that my designs are unrestrained by the usual conventions by which jewellery artists work. Often when inspiration strokes, I am compelled simply to create; to translate fancy into reality rather than spending hours planning in a sketchbook. That’s not to say the traditional way is incorrect, merely that many of my pieces are made in the heat of them moment. I believe that this creates a freedom in my jewellery which would otherwise be “perfect” and characterless. My designs are meant to be worn. They aren’t to be put onto a shelf to be admired and brought out for special occasions. What is the point of jewellery if you cannot show it off by wearing it? My pieces have a practicality and wearability matched only, I hope, by its beauty.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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