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Since the 1980s Guy Royle has worked as a jeweller with interests in printmaking and sculpture. By using the simplest of tools and methods he works mainly with sheet silver and gold which he cuts, bends and forms, while being aware of the natural characteristics of the material. To compliment this metal work he also uses found pebbles and semi-precious stones which he grinds and shapes into beads. This effect gives his pieces a real significance and mystery - the wearer can never define why Guy Royle pieces are so wearable. He finds that jewellery can mingle many boundaries without being obvious. A brooch can be like a painting, a bangle or necklace can be sculptural, while an earring can be just purely decorative. Each piece is unique and hope fully finds a timeless quality.