What first inspired you to become a jewellery designer?
I’ve always enjoyed making things and have always loved jewellery so it made sense to make it myself! I completed a Foundation course in Art & Design then a degree in Jewellery & Silversmithing.
What items do you mainly make?
I make all items of jewellery.
What kind of materials do you use?
I use silver, semi-precious gems, acrylic and resin.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Floral textile prints, particularily vintage, Japanese and Asian.
What is your design process?
Collecting images, photography and fabrics and designing patterns either by hand or on computer.
What have been some of your favourite jewellery pieces you’ve created and why?
I have enjoyed working with galleries who have customers who like to create their own combinations of jewellery from my designs.
Could you describe the woman who wears your jewellery? Who is your ideal customer?
My ideal customer is anyone who likes my work and enjoys wearing jewellery whatever the occasion! The woman who wears my jewellery would most likely be someone who likes feminine pieces without being too precious and with a modern edge.
Is there one piece in your collection that you think every woman should have?
Every woman should have something with a pearl!
What are you working on now? Do you have any new projects?
I’m working on developing new designs and hopefully a new collection to be launched next spring.
How do you think contemporary jewellery is going to develop?
I think contemporary jewellery will develop into something which is enjoyed by most people. As people become more expressive with clothing and fashion then accessories such as contemporary jewellery will be worn more. I think we will be seeing bigger, bolder and a wider use of materials.