Designer Jewellery

Handmade silver jewellery, inspired by miniature worlds, nature and anything else that takes my fancy

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Creepy Crawlies

Here's a little sneak preview of the new collection of spider jewellery that I've been working on over the last few months. I leant it to my friend Sam Barker to use in a shoot she was directing and she came back with some stunning photos, I just couldn't resist sharing them. Plus there's some photos of the work in progress in my workshop and the inspiration for the collection - I seem to have a lot of spiders for company down in my workshop/cellar at the moment.

The collection has taken a long time to put together, the spiders are made from pieces of silver slotted together over black onyx stones and then plated with 18ct gold. A lot of playing around with different shapes and sizes was needed to get the designs to work, then the chains on the large necklace and earrings (not yet shown) were another story... lots of measuring, counting links and mathematical formulas involved to try and get them to hang well... needless to say it was not how I'd intended it to look originally but never-the-less I was pleased with the outcome. Hopefully the spiders will be hitting the shops and the website in about a month.

photo shoot credits:
photography - Georgina Robinson
make up and Hair - Siân Revill
Model - Rebecca Sampson
Stylist and Creative - Samantha Barker

working on the designs at my bench

a little spider in my filthy sink - I'm hoping the chemicals will mutate it into a jewellery making superhero