Cared & Crafted
The craft of making the jewellery is for me a very important part of developing my designs.
When it comes to the creative process the mind can be very dictating, controlling and extremely limiting.
First when getting the tools in my hands and on to the metal does unforeseen and interesting things happen - the pieces becomes tactile and alive, unlike the rather mechanical look of mass produced jewellery.
I keep my jewellery simple, leaving space for the piece to work with the person wearing it.
I am drawn to the basic native expression in art and i like the simple approach of leaving the essence of the jewellery speaking it's own language.
If entirely up to me I would tie all jewellery on with a string. However the requests for 'all metal/ real jewellery' make me take a more typical approach, just adding the odd leather or silk string wherever possible.