LAUNCHING A JEWELLERY COLLECTION

Sometimes in the world of architecture, designing and building, there is a certain amount of exasperation at how long the whole process takes. One has to be incredibly patient to design and build buildings, not only with the process, and the clients; the builders and the authorities; but in the overall realisation of a product that can sometimes be years in the making.

Many Architects, Designers and Builders have their own side projects to feed their creativity, and for me I've always wanted to have a go at 'proper' jewellery design and making. I've dabbled in making and creating small creations for myself over the years, but I've never sat down and learned techniques and bought tools and materials that allow me to start getting to grips with the world of jewellery design and creation.

So this is the first collection - of what I hope can grow into several - of simple wire wrapped pendants and earrings, using sea glass and stones from the beach. A simple technique with a rugged finish, exactly the thing I've been making for myself, and can now share.

I've been experimenting with silver precious metal clay, and am a little way off creating a more established silver jewellery collection, but enjoying the process. Stay tuned for more of that - and a little Harris Tweed thrown in for good measure! In the meantime I hope you like this collection - and feel free to buy something for yourself or friend or family member. All proceeds go towards me expanding my craft!