On International Women's day we thought we would introduce some of the talented women jewellers we have on Lovedazzle. In fact 59 of the 62 designers on lovedazzle are women, so let's celebrate the creativity of these amazing women behind the jewellery.
Lorraine Hitt is the designer and creator of Elsiem Jewellery, whose designs are inspired by modern architectural and sculptural forms, adopting a very simple and bold style, with an edge. Stylishly combining new technology with handmade techniques.
This month we welcome Lynne MacLachlan to lovedazzle. Using the latest digital technology, Lynne's work is made from 3D printed nylon. Playing with light, space and colour; vibrant geometric forms reveal ephemeral, shimmering optical patterns, crossing the boundaries of design, art and fashion.
New to Lovedazzle this month -DeeLyn Walsh. Originally from Portland Oregan, DeeLyn creates tactile, sculptural jewellery made from sterling silver. Geometric patterns, architectural structures and repetitive forms are brough together to create bold wearable sculptures.
This month we welcome Kate Wood to lovedazzle. Kate makes feminine, ethereal jewellery using fine beading and chain work techniques. Using freshwater pearls and tiny faceted gemstones, her beaded designs take their cue from natural forms, growth patterns and textures.
This month we welcome Kokkino to lovedazzle. Melanie Ankers founded Kokkino in 2003 and has continued to make contemporary yet timeless pieces of jewellery in bright silver, warm 24-carat gold and a stunning colour palette of enamels.
Gail creates hand-painted acrylic jewellery which refracts dense colour with metallic gold and silver undertones across smooth and sculpted surfaces.These interact with the organic curvature and geometry of the highly polished optical-quality acrylic shapes, creating shimmering, ever changing iridescence.
Grainne, based in Edinburgh, originally from Northern Ireland, works in a miniature scale, using a diverse range of materials. She incorporates her love of collecting antiques and found objects in her jewellery. Objects are individually set, primarily in silver and arranged together with an emphasis on balance, scale, shape and form.
The circle is forever the starting point for each of Joanne's jewellery designs. Inspired by Ancient chain maille patterns, Joanne experiments with the scale, weight, form and texture of the chains, making necklaces, bracelets and earrings which are voluminous yet light, tactile and extremely durable.
Jelka designs laser cut rubber jewellery, that plays an interesting game between the 2D and 3D world. Inspired by visual patterns and striking scenes that cross her path, which she captures with photography. We asked Jelka a few questions about her work and inspiration. Read on to find out more.