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.
Dazzle has been going for 35 years and in that time co-founder Christine Bola has built up quite a collection of jewellery. We pick out some of her favourites over the years.
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.
Don't forget it's Father's Day on Sunday 19 June. We've put a selection of gift ideas together for you to guarantee delivery on time to treat your dads!
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.
Sue designs and makes a range of acrylic jewellery using a process she developed herself, called ‘Fossilized Plastic'. With this process of dying and embossing plastic Sue is able to capture the fine details of leaves and plants creating a fossil like surface. This is transformed in to bold, colourful jewellery full of rich patterns.
Sue designs subtle, pure and minimal contemporary jewellery with clean lines and a soft finish. Her designs are punctuated with diamonds and coloured stones while incorporating matt and polished finishes to highlight colour contrasts when combining different coloured metals.