Jonquil's hallmarked silver jewellery is influenced by spirals and curves, incorporating silver beads and semi-
Sylvia designs and hand crafts her own unique collection of jewellery. Silver, gold and semi-
Gill's signature style involves wholly or partly melting precious metals to create different effects. The results become the starting point from which her innovative jewellery designs emanate. Examples of her "Fire & Ice" and "Snow cast" gemset jewels feature in private collections worldwide.
Handcrafted in Hampshire by a member of the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen, Thea's jewellery features ever popular festive ranges and unique wirework pieces perfect for gifts, or just because you deserve a treat!
I make sterling silver jewellery which I sand cast. I like to cast ‘natural’ items such as shells, acorns and ammonites sometimes adding gemstones.
Beautiful, tactile chain and chain maille jewellery created in Sussex by Janet. She uses hand crafted silver rings and semi-
Award winning jewellery designs in precious metal and glass. The distinctive Time Series encapsulates natural materials such as wood and sand in hand blown glass, evoking a sense of place, time and memory. The Symbiosis collection explores the relationship between silver and colourful lampworked glass.
My pieces are all inspired by fairy tales and nature. Through every piece I tell a story, giving to it a meaning. For me a piece of jewellery is not just an ornament, not just an investment: jewellery is memories, love, culture, soul. A piece of jewellery is a piece of life.
Around thirty years ago I took a course in jewellery making and haven’t looked back since. After taking several more courses I was able to give up my graphic designer career to concentrate on jewellery. I work in silver and gold to create mostly orgnic foms.
Cathy McCarthy is a Hampshire based, contemporary jeweller who creates original, handmade jewellery designs inspired by nature and everyday observations. Using Sterling silver & 18k yellow gold, Cathy creates small frames which are filled with individual component parts telling a story through beautiful pieces of wearable jewellery.
My work references nature using repeated forms to capture movement. I also draw inspiration from tribal and indigenous use of materials. I enjoy the contrasts created by working with the richness of silver and gold combined with other elements. I strive to create beautiful, wearable pieces of jewellery.
My designs are influenced by the simple shapes and styles of jewellery from Ancient Egypt and Prehistoric Britain. I enjoy combining minimal shapes with contrasting textures and have recently started to introduce semi-
Faye Benjamin Jewellery (Jo Richards)
Jo designs and makes her jewellery in Winchester. Drawing skills from her BA Honours degree in Design, a background in Engineering, and qualifications in Silversmithing, Jo creates her pieces in Fine and Sterling Silver. Taking inspiration from forms and textures around her, Jo designs elegant jewellery with beautiful organic detailing.
Odette presents new statement pieces to her existing line of work. Each piece is carefully handcrafted with attention to details.
The indulging designs produced from gold, silver and precious stones connect intimately with the wearer.
Fascinated by colour and light, Mandy makes wearable art jewellery; mixed precious metals combined with stunning quality gemstone beads; knitted sterling-
Sylvaine creates jewellery that tells stories, her designs are inspired by innocence of childhood, beauty of nature and the magic of dreams. She associates organic shapes to geometric lines, faces appear a lot in her work. Her jewels are made of silver combined with other materials such as resin, wood and gold.
Taking my inspiration from the flotsam and jetsam of the British beach, I produce several instantly recognizable collections of jewellery. The work utilizes the ancient lost wax casting technique and is available in silver, bronze, and gold.
Ruta Brown has specialized in the technique of reticulation. Directional heat is applied to forged, folded forms, each piece individually fabricated, in exploration of the structural limits of the metal, mainly sterling silver with 18 carat gold as added decoration. The results are a variety of intricate forms, often also incorporating stones and pearls, details evoking weathered fragments of flotsam, or other marine elements from the shoreline. www.facebook.com/RutaBrownJewellery
I hand make contemporary pieces of jewellery from Gold, Silver, Palladium and Platinum, set with precious and semi-
Elegant handmade silver jewellery that is inspired by natural forms.The work is all created using traditional silversmithing techniques.It is contemporary yet classic and aims to echo the beauty of flowers and leaves. The collections include the Calla Lily, fuchsia, Orchid, Daffodil and sycamore.
Sharon's work incorparates varied techniques including roller printing, wire mesh and Kuam Bo, while also including a small amount of semi precious stones. Her work is influenced by texture and surface patterns both natural and manmade.
A quirky, colourful mix of silver, copper and beaded jewellery, designed to complement your own individual style.
Kate creates Steampunk-
Contrasts Contemporary Jewellery Fair
The Annual Contemporary Jewellery Fair held in Rowlands Castle, Hampshire in November each year.
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