beautiful, unique, hand made jewellery
T E S T I M O N I A L S
Emma Ralph | EJR Beads
Emma has been passionate about making beads since her teens as a student at Croydon Art College in South London, She works full-time from her studio in the beautiful North Surrey Downs and focuses on creating unique Art Beads. Her lampwork beads are simply sublime and very much in demand. It's incredibly difficult to get hold of a set- but I have quite a few!
From whom I source the materials of my trade is very important to me. I can only feel truly proud of an item of jewellery if it is robust and of high quality craftmanship, as well as being beautiful and uncommon.
Consequently, I am passionate about finding - and championing - outstanding artisan suppliers. Not just from the UK but from all over the world. These are just a few of my favourites. I've developed superb relationships with them all and many will make custom items for me!
Isabelle Anderson | Flame and Glass
Isabelle's beads seem to have infintesimal depth. She creates her minature works of art using Effetre, Riechenbach, CIM and Double Helix glass, which is then annealed in a digitally controlled kiln for strength and durability.
Clare Scott | Beads by Clare Scott
Clare is a woman of many talents - as well as being a self-taught lampwork artist and crafting exquisite beads, she is also a photographer, specialising in aviation and wildlife. She lives in North Yorkshire.
Rachel Bishop | Puffafish
Rachel is a lampwork bead maker based in stunning North Cornwall. She draws inspiration mostly from the beautiful coastline and dramatic moorland.
Teresa Hulley | Bo Hulley Beads
Teresa is a ceramic artist working from her home studio on the Isle of Wight in the UK. She makes beads, pendants and other objets d'art from various types of clay. She loves to seek out beautiful vintage objects to make moulds with, so that she can can duplicate and bring back to life something which may no longer have any use. Nature is another source of inspiration.
Ceramics, Porcelain and Stoneware
Caroline Dewison | Blueberribeads
Caroline's beads are handcrafted using stoneware, earthenwareand Raku. In the Raku process, the bisqued and glazed beads are taken out of the kiln at very high temperatures and plunged into a container full of combustible materials, the flames from the fire react with the glazes creating amazing unpredictable effects.
Petra Carpreau | Scorched Earth
Petra is the one-women inspiration behind my own Scorched Earth collection. Living and working on Exmoor, Petra forms all her porcelain, ceramic and stoneware beads, connectors and other components individually by hand. She uses unusual shapes, textures, glazes and colours; her work just fires the imagination, often appealing to the goth in me!
Pippa Chandler | Pips Jewellery
Pippa is a superstar - there's almost no challenge she won't take on for me to create that perfect piece. She describes herself as 'a bit of a butterfly' when it comes to bead-making techniques, and polymer clay allows her to experiment and try out new ideas.
Jana Fish Silerova | Happy Fish Things
Based in the Czech Republic, Jana's sunny personality shines through in her work, which is highly original and very tactile. There's no doubt she loves what she does!
Leah Curtis | Beady Eyed Bunny
Leah started dabbling in jewellery making as a teenager but shelved her hobby when she started University. More recently, through the inspiring work of a few jewellery artists, she was again inspired to create. She loves to experiement in all areas of jewellery making, but polymer clay and wirework are her main passions.
Lesley Watt | Thea Elements
Handmade metal clay and ceramic jewellery components. Beautifully ornate, wonderfully elegant. I use an awful lot of Lesley's designs. Many of her components are one of a kind and those that aren't are limited edition.
Bronze, Copper or Fine Silver Components and Findings
Louise Goodchild | Louise Goodchild Designs
I swear by Louise's beautifully finished and perfectly shaped, handcrafted findings and earwires. Louise works in bronze, copper and sterling silver and everything is made to order.
Tracy Smith | Cinnamon Jewellery
Learning how to make wirework jewellery soon pushed Tracy into making her own sterling silver and copper earwires, headpins and fasteners. I love the beautiful little intricate detail she adds to these and to her enamel, hammered and etched discs.
Faith Bowman | Abyjem
Faith was never happy using mass produced findings to finish off hand made jewellery, but found it difficult to get good quality , reasonably priced handmade findings in pure copper, bronze and brass, so she started to make her own. She describes her product as "handmade jewellery findings for the discerning jewellery designer." I quite agree!
Cecilia Lawrence | Midget Gem Beads
Cecilia was one of the first lampwork artists whose work I purchased - and will continue to do so. Her rosebud beads in particular are exquisite and feature frequently in my Fairytale Wedding collection.
Lucy Haslam | Faerystone
Original chains and findings, handcrafted in copper or silver. Earwires, connectors, clasps and much more,.. all hand made bespoke to my design.
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.