I have a feeling I'm part magpie -
I do love sparkle.....
Obsessed with jewellery and gemstones, I have been designing and making jewellery since 1995, creating individually designed and made jewellery items. My collection of unusual gemstones and fossils provides inspiration for my contemporary jewellery pieces, some of which are one-off designs because of the individuality or rarity of the stones used.
As a member of JASSO (Jewellery And Silver Society of Oxford) I am proud to work alongside other practising jewellers and silversmiths, as keen as I am to share their knowledge and prevent the craft skills from being lost. I love teaching my craft and I'm sure if you ask any of my students they will tell you I do share my passion for the subject with anyone who will listen! I also particularly enjoy working with customers to create personal gifts for special events or occasions so please do contact me if you would like to discuss a possible commission.
My love affair with stones started when I was small, spending many happy hours collecting pebbles on the beach. The stones may have become more expensive over the years but I'm still fascinated by them - having passed both the Gemmological Association of Great Britain's Diamond Diploma and Gemmology Diploma I am proud to be a Fellow of the Association and continue to enjoy learning more about gems every day. Being introduced to rough diamond crystals with their natural, unfashioned shapes and understanding more about the coloured stones has definitely influenced my work.