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 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.
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.
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.
Naomi creates jewellery inspired by natural forms. She embosses silver with dried leaves, leaf skeletons, flowers and grass which picks up an amazing amount of detail. The silver is complemented with touches of 18 carat gold, to create beautiful wearable jewellery.
Each of Debbie's pieces are individually hammered, folded and forged in to spirals and curves. Read on to find out a bit more about Debbie and her jewellery... Describe your work in 3 words Simple, eternal, powerful. What inspires you?…
Diana has been successfully making and designing silversmithing and jewellery since she graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1993. Her fascination with the garden and the process of gardening feeds her passion of working with metal.