The found objects I use in my work are, in the main, the inspiration for my work.
These objects, mainly vintage, become the narrative form for my jewellery and are collaged and collaged together by arrangement and rearrangement until all the objects connect with each other in order to create lively colourful stories in the form of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches which can be displayed on the wall as well as worn.
There are beautiful things being made all over the uk and our aim is to source them for you. We showcase gorgeous work from artists we admire, handmade not manufactured.
Hand-me-down Helen creates one of a kind hand crafted pieces. Each item is inspired by antique design or incorporates a vintage element.
Inspired by archaeology and photography, Hannah Grace Ryan's work focuses on marrying historic stories with beautiful compositions through the ancient jewellery technique of granulation.
Taking cues from Victorian sentimentality, a childhood fascination with concealment, and 18th & 19th century furniture, my work creates opportunity for personal narratives to blossom. It is the small details that make jewellery exceptional and so my work is carefully considered and constructed, striving to deliver beautiful miniature pieces of ornamentation for the body.
A graduate of The Royal College of Art (2004), and Glasgow School of Art (2000), Hannah has exhibited her jewellery internationally. The skills Hannah employs in making her jewellery are rooted in traditional fabrication techniques and quality workmanship, focusing specifically on intricate hand-piercing and cut-outs. The investment of her time and skill into the pieces is paramount to their beauty and desirability.
Venerable Beads of Edinburgh are designers and makers of fine, contemporary jewellery to suit every pocket, made from semi-precious stones (such as amethyst, lapis lazuli, turquoise), quality glass beads in vibrant and subtle colours, and freshwater pearls - or a combination of some or all of these.
I studied jewellery in Glasgow, Toronto and then graduated from Dundee with an Hons Degree in Jewellery and Metalwork. I make contemporary jewellery in gold and silver and a combination of both. Many of the pieces are one-offs or a few similar pieces made at the same time. I want to keep the pieces unique and the owner happy to have something different. Texture is predominant in my work contrasted with smooth, polished surfaces. Inspiration comes from Africa and the Scottish Highlands. I have my own small Gallery overlooking Inverness Castle, off Castle Street (one flight up Raining's Stairs) adjacent to my studio.
Local, unique, affordable handmade crafts and jewellery.
I make jewellery, with genuine pearl, sterling silver and venetian glass beads, all my work is original and made with great care.
Heather Croy of Orkney Bracelets creates traditional sterling silver wirework jewellery with a Viking flavour. Inspired by her local surroundings and its history her designs have a timeless and wearable quality.
In conjunction with this Croy also makes glass beads and is currently expanding into larger more complex glasswork items such as fused jewellery pieces and leaded stained glass work.