I use traditional silversmithing techniques to hand craft all my pieces using a range of metals including silver, gold, copper, brass and more recently anodised aluminium.
I make my own ear wires for drop earrings, catches for necklaces and bracelets.
Ear pins and scroll backs are all sterling silver and 9ct gold can be provided on request.
I always use recycled silver and fairtrade gold where possible.
My Jewellery boxes are made from reyclable card.
I love geometric forms and circles are a recurring theme in my work. Organic forms including leaves and beetles have also been an influence.
I like to show off the qualities of different metals by combining them to achieve contrasts in colour, or by using heat treatment such as reticulation ( melting the surface of silver in order to create interesting textures) or oxidisation (to blacken some of my silver pieces or create a deep red on copper).
Patterns and textures are achieved by using different types of hammers and punches and by soldering on strips and granules of gold or brass.