I work in silver, gold and gemstones to create highly individual pieces of jewellery. My style has evolved over the years and increasingly I find delight and pleasure when working with stones of colour
I often mix sterling silver with gold as I find they complement each other especially when set with a vibrant sapphire or a deep green tsavorite
Living near to the sea, hills and woodlands has been inspiring and much of my work has been influenced by this environment.
Tools & Materials
My studio is within our cottage in the lovely village of Borgue. However, I have been promised a new workshop which my husband will build in our garden. This will allow me to run courses in jewellery making, which is something I did in the past.
The view from my window is of Ben John and often when working late into the evening the sunsets are beautiful with the whole room filled with a warm yellow glow.
A lot of my designs involve forming complex shapes using hand tools and methods that have not changed over hundreds of years. I do have some specialist machinery to help in certain processes and finishing. Most of the silver jewellery has a satin finish which is created using a micro sand blaster. I also have a gold plating machine which is used for some of the collections.
My two favourite tools are my torch which allows me to complete really fine detailed work and my setting equipment which was imported from America.
But most of all I love my workbench which was made by my husband with a mix of oak, rosewood, maple and redwood.
As a result of these restricted times I have taken the opportunity to make some bike rides to our local beach which is only a few miles away. While walking on the sand I have been inspired by the shapes left when the tide moves out. These forms have been developed in my imagination to create a new collection of wavy rings which will be set with small diamonds.
During this unusual period, I have taken the opportunity to work on some new designs as well as completing some unusual commissions. Some of these has involved re-modelling customers old jewellery into something more contemporary using their own gemstones and sometimes segments of their own gold.
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