I create contemporary jewellery pieces using recycled sterling silver and snippets of vintage Nottingham lace. This collection, which celebrates Nottingham’s heritage, includes earrings, heavy pendants and bangles. By imprinting the lace onto the surface of the silver, I achieve a delicate surface texture. The silver is then gently coaxed into fluid, organic shapes which reflect the movement of heavy lace. I have always been intrigued by the making process that requires power and heat and can transform a staid, solid piece of metal into a graceful and elegant piece of jewellery.
Solitude rings: Three silver rings, part of the Solitude collection. These rings are crafted using recycled silver which is textured by repeatedly heating and cooling the silver. The stones on each ring are tourmaline.
Cluny lace wrap ring: A silver adjustable wrap ring, textured using Cluny lace.
Valenciennes silver pendant: A silver pendant, crafted from recycled silver and textured using Nottingham lace of Valenciennes design. The pendant measures approximately 3 x 2 cm.