I have always had an attraction for jewellery, even from a young age. I remember being fascinated by my mother and grandmothers jewellery and was constantly spending all my pocket money on new rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
My first experience of making jewellery was at school, and as you can imagine this was my idea of heaven. I then went on to college and continued with my passion of designing and making.
I graduated from the prestigious School of Jewellery in Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter in 2012 where I completed a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing. In 2010 at SOJ I won a competition set by The Birmingham Children's Hospital where my design was put into production. Here is the article about the Heart Appeal.
I attended my first Trade Show in 2014 at the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate. I am very excited to say I won 'Best Fashion Accessory Award 2014' awarded from Attire Accessories Magazine. I have also been awarded Crafts Maker of the year 2014-2015 from Southern Voice Magazine.
What makes a piece of jewellery for me is knowing that it is unique. This is my objective to my jewellery. Every piece I make is a one off. I choose unusual, handmade papers to layer together. I laser cut the paper along with acrylic. I like mixing traditional materials with contemporary ones. I finish all my pieces with a Sterling Silver chain or earring backs.
Every necklace and bracelet charm is reversible which makes it suitable for many different occasions and outfits. My designs are simple and versatile and can enhance any outfit.