Do you remember when you first thought of making jewellery?
For my degree show, I created jewellery made from recycled furniture to accompany my fashion pieces. I had a lot of fun and it made me really determined to study to become a goldsmith, unfortunately I had maxed out my student loans so I had to find other ways to learn.
What is special about making jewellery?
I love making things and using my hands. It is a mindful thing for me, a sort of meditation to make a piece soft and smooth; taking time to make each piece perfect and beautiful. I love having the freedom to create whatever I feel like; giving the time needed to each piece.
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Can you tell us a memorable moment in your professional life?
A few years ago, I was preparing for an exhibition and slipped on wet tiles, I fell and broke my wrist. I thought, "I cannot finish my pieces." I had to come up with a solution, I asked for help with 3D drawings, moulds etc. and beautiful pieces was born; that is how “my eco-heart” developed.
What should people know about your work?
I like to think that my work has meaning and a message. Something that is simple but tells a story. I also think it is crucial that everything around the design and production is sustainable and environmentally friendly.