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Saturday Gems

It’s been a busy week both in and out of the studio as I work on the initial design stages of the gold project. I’ve found myself up at the cliffs shooting rugged rock landscape photographs, indulging in midnight drawing sessions, gemstone sourcing, and catching up with my favourite designers.

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Skills Set in Stone, Part Two

Whilst working on different collections of jewellery over the years, I’ve designed and created work that has played to the strengths of my own technique. My skills have improved and my style has become more defined, but there has definitely been areas that I’ve held at arms length with a good deal of fear, and stone setting was one them!
After having far too many dreams of glimmering jewellery designs studded with gemstones, and my taste becoming increasingly satisfied in the fine jewellery sector, it became obvious that developing my skills in stone setting would bring these new design ideas to life.

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How I became a Jewellery Designer

 

I first started out as a jewellery designer when I was fourteen years old. Sitting in the art room I would spend hours drawing reflections in glass, obsessing delicately over light and shade, finding shapes within shapes and building a tiny empire on paper. The depth of detail captured me, and pulled me to draw these details and lines out of the paper and into a physical object that I would treasure.

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