Drawing with pen and drawing with gold hold the same magic for both heart, soul and intellect. As my work has developed over 20 years, the botanical inﬂuence has literally grown, from my hammered petals, to my large ﬂower brooch to the commitment ring and now the ﬂower setting and my botanical drawings. I worked with vintage costume jewellery at the start of my career and those swirling, weaving motifs have always drawn my eye. This jewellery was borne from fine jewellery clients wanting costume jewellery to wear with easy, by the poolside or out and about, without the value of the real pieces. Jewellery that expresses design, form, skills and colour and who’s value is interchangeable with the materials used.
I now specialise in the Victorian Flower Setting, where the metal is pulled over the stone to create tiny ﬂower shapes, it’s a setting that has been handed through four sets of hands from the original Victorian craftsmen. You are commissioning tiny pieces of our making and design history to wear, as a new heirloom, for the ﬂower setting to been seen and admired by the ﬁfth and sixth generations.
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