Lauren Wethers' jewellery explores the arrangement of different surfaces and abstract forms and experiments with overlapping wrapping and layering. Using techniques including roll printing, saw piercing, etching, embossing and stone setting, to add to the composition of a piece.
Leah Black is a self employed jeweller and silversmith based in Glasgow.
Black's work is concept led and highlights her intrigue for mementos and monuments and is based on the relationship between object, memory and forgetting, "The objects we cherish or create to remember, often end up being forgotten, and its here that I find my inspiration. Possibly once very precious to someone or maybe never cherished at all, I make small, wearable still lives of these forgotten objects. The tiny brass objects I turn on a lathe are sometimes copied from my drawings, or happen naturally. Drawing is an important part of my process and my jewellery has that same spontaneity and energy. The rings and the monuments are pierced from flat sheet, the boxes are irregular, and the claw settings for the boxes, objects and stones are organic, as if, like dust, moss or weeds, they have grown over time".
I design and make striking, sophisticated jewellery using precious metals (silver and gold) and unusual gem stones. My pieces are all handmade, with care. I do not repeat designs so the wearer will have a unique piece of jewellery.
Designer Jewellery by Leigh Fotheringham. Unique, handmade designer jewellery hand crafted in Scotland in silver, gold, gemstones and pearls. Her unique and innovative jewellery is contemporary in design and features unusual gemstones and coloured pearls. The designs are contemporary and unusual yet still retain a classic, timeless feel. Leigh makes each one-off piece entirely by hand using the highest quality precious materials and traditional goldsmithing techniques. Her range includes silver and gold rings, in particular her renowned stacking ring sets, necklaces, earrings and bracelets in silver and gold and stunning gemstone and pearl statement neckpieces.
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Lewis Banks is a Fife based designer-maker. He uses glass enamel on copper to produce work ranging from small jewellery pieces through to larger pictorial and sculptural items.
She designs and develops Jewellery & interior pieces with a hand on approach. “It is a firm belief of my new practice that to merely design an object through an interface is neither craft nor art, a hands-on approach/background in the design and development is key to the integrity of its origin and being of the world.”
Libby deploys the use high quality materials: after recently obtaining design registrations on a selection of her work, she has been redeveloping existing work and new designs, which include wood and plastics, for a design brand named Day2.
Contemporary jewellery with a hint of tradition. I use precious metals with emphasis on surface decoration and treatment as well as stones especially diamonds and lots of pearls - Tahiti, South Sea and Chinese freshwater pearls. From earrings to big neckpieces and head gear for brides.
I use traditional skills and materials, silver, 18ct. gold, 22ct. gold, coloured stones and diamonds. My jewellery is comfortable and uplifting to wear every day as well as on special occasions. I like bold elegant designs with intricate surface details. I especially enjoy making finger rings and chains. This work is hand made and I am particular about quality, craftsmanship and technique.I teach specialist workshops in 22ct. gold granulation.
Since starting in business, Linda Macdonald Designer Jewellery has won various awards for her achievements from the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative and Livewire. Also winning Scottish Gift of the Year 2002 and having her jewellery and marketing strategies Highly Commended by the Judges in the Gift of the Year awards 2003.