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.
Dazzle is 35
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.
Grainne Morton – Jeweller of the Month
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.
Joanne Thompson: Jeweller of the Month
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 Quintelier: Featured Jeweller of the Month
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 Gregor: Jeweller of the Month
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.
Jeweller of the Month: NAOMI JAMES
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.
FEATURED JEWELLER OF THE MONTH: John Moore
Inspired by feathers, wings and other natural forms, award winning designer, John Moore, is best known for his distinctive, colourful jewellery made from anodised aluminium. Read on to find out more about John and his vibrant jewellery.
Featured Jeweller of the Month: Diana Greenwood
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.
Guest blog from lovedazzle jeweller Sheila McDonald
We are absolutely delighted to welcome jeweller Sheila McDonald as our guest blogger this month. About Sheila Most of my work features enamel on silver, with fine gold wire and fine gold and silver leaf. Colour is very important, and has always been…
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