My current collection, 'I wish I was born in the 60's', is inspired by 1960's fashion prints, with a mix of bold bright colours and fun floral shapes. I use mainly anodised aluminium and silver, with glittering touches of cubic zirconium in unique, petal inspired, claw settings. My work centres on combining vivid colours of anodised aluminium, and complementing them with smooth forms.
Currently, my pieces are produced as more large-scale jewellery, from large cuffs to long floral garlands, with a mix of colourful and interchangeable oversized 'cocktail' rings. Each piece ranges in thickness depending on the location on the body. Some, such as the cocktail rings, use thinner aluminium in stacked forms to create height where as the cuffs are made from 2mm thick aluminium for more presence when worn. Each technique allows me to play with the dimensions of the pieces and deliver the qualities of aluminium; its surprising light-weight and unlimited colours. My aim is to create light and playful pieces, with a lively visual impact.
My future collection will be a continuation of the 'I wish I was…" theme, where I will be exploring more time periods, in particular medieval and other themes such as swashbuckling pirates. I love exploring different eras in fashion and interiors to find inspiration for new and exciting jewellery while also delving into stories and legends. My work involves a more graphic approach where prints and shapes provide the perfect framework to create energetic 3D pieces from 2D inspiration.