Working from my small studio at home in the village of Grimsargh, on the edge of the Ribble Valley, I have been creating hand crafted jewellery since 2008. Since then I have had many pieces of work published in various on - line Jewellery Magazines. I now sell all over the world.
I use only the most beautiful components, often with unique artisan beads and metalwork, sourced very carefully. I try to use Fair Trade products wherever I can. I am crazy about colour, and spend hours planning pieces that will emphasise the beauty of the beads I buy, so I hope you like them too. I rarely make the same piece twice; many of the beads I buy are unique, and life's too short, so pieces that are described as OOAK (one of a kind) are guaranteed to be so. I refuse to be pinned down to a particular style of work so you can expect an eclectic collection here!
I enjoy working in close partnership with other local artists; Lucy Haslam of Faerystones who lives about 5 miles from me makes much of the metalwork I use to my design. Helen Backhouse, an artist friend working from her studio near Clitheroe, has recently been designing polymer clay work using moulds made from natural objects in her garden. Her wonderful eye for colour adds much to my designs and you will always find a selection of our joint work in the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.
I am passionate about sourcing and using highest quality and uncommon 'ingredients' - such as one-of-a-kind lampwork glass, ceramic, stoneware or polymer clay art beads, or hand made bronze, silver or copper clasps and findings and fair trade Karen Hill Tribe silver. For crystal I use only Swarowski. Please take a look at my Links & Credits page to learn more about the talented artists from whom I source most of my materials.
Most of my work is by commission, so if you would like to discuss a custom made item using a fabric swatch or photo do contact me - or even better, if you live near Grimsargh call round for a coffee, and help design your own.