Suzanne Williams

Artist Statement

Textiles and needle crafts are my passions. However, my flourishing interest in metal work left me torn between jewellery making and textile art.  Through time and experimentation, the two disciplines merged.

 

Using silver chain, wire and sheet as alternatives to thread, wool and fabric, I handcraft beautiful tactile French knitted, crocheted, embroidered and woven jewellery. Each piece is characterised by a slinky movement and feel to the skin, or is visually enlivened by the manipulation of the original surface texture. Splashes of colour are added through semi precious beads and threads, giving each creation a playful quality.

20" crochet chain, oxidised silver lariat necklace with faceted, rose quartz teardrop bead.
French knit textured double hoop cluster necklace with faceted lapis lazuli rondelle bead.
French knit textured double hoop cluster necklace with faceted lapis lazuli rondelle bead.
French knitted belcher chain bracelet with French knit textured T-bar fastening.
French knitted belcher chain bracelet with French knit textured T-bar fastening.
Make, Do, Mend Brooch. A 40mm circle of scrap silver (oxidised and gold leaf), textured with fabrics (rags), and stitched together with silk thread, and gold plated and oxidised silver wire.
Make, Do, Mend Brooch. A 40mm circle of scrap silver (oxidised and gold leaf), textured with fabrics (rags), and stitched together with silk thread, and gold plated and oxidised silver wire.