I believe jewellery should feel like an extension of yourself-a little reminder of the amazing qualities you possess, and how you belong in the world around you.
That's why I love making bespoke pieces, especially in such diverse colours. The colours can be taken from nature, like a particular mineral or a treasured item of clothing or favourite object which reminds you of home.
My lovely friend Natalie Laura Ellen is a fabulous textiles designer, often influenced by plants and flowers. Her nurturing green fingers turned her Manchester City centre balcony into a jungle of thriving botanical beauties, encouraging happy ladybirds, buzzy bees and jazzy caterpillars. Here is Natalie wearing a ring I made for her, designed for the summer weddings and celebrations she was going to. Small yet instantly uplifting and full of bright and interesting things, I think it suits her perfectly!
"Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Surprised!)" Henri Rousseau, 1891 is one of my favourites thanks to a huge mural in the school corridor accompanying WIlliam Blake's poem, "The Tyger". Seeing these luscious colours and those bright white teeth instantly reminds me of daydreaming about swinging through tall trees with monkeys in exotic jungles whilst queueing for morning assembly.
In the wild COLOUR is a whole language. For us, it can have an instant impact on our mood and conjure up emotions or memories in just one stroke.
The effects of making colourful jewellery are inescapable! My tools and workspace are often drenched in the palette of my current pieces.
Colourful Jewellery is a key to your interests and passions, condensed in a wearable format to communicate to others.
I love the freedom of expression I have by being able to work in colour, and create pieces inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of the natural world from bold and saturated, to delicate hues and marbled shades.
I'M REALLY EXCITED BY THE NEW PANTONE COLOURS FOR 2016 IN PARTICULAR, "ROSE QUARTZ!"
"COLOURS THIS SEASON TRANSPORT US TO A HAPPIER, SUNNIER PLACE WHERE WE FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS A WITTIER VERSION OF OUR REAL SELVES."
Leatrice EisemanExecutive Director, Pantone Color Institute™
Email me at email@example.com if you have an idea for your own special colour or texture and we can chat about the rainbow of possibilities!