Like choreographing a group of dancers, I assemble the elements of your design, quite literally moving the carefully selected vintage jewellery elements, watching how they respond to each other, and making new decorative stories with them.
It's an organic and tactile process (my eyes and fingers responding to the shapes and textures of the materials).
It is also a thoughtful process, often drawing on my fascination with early 20th Century art, design and fashion as well as the ideas you bring to the table.
A piece of your own costume jewellery that is treasured but unworn can be included into your design, giving it a renewed significance and a place in a modern heirloom.
Take a look through our inspiration gallery to get an idea of the type of designs I can create for you. You are not limited to these styles, but often my clients will see something they like and use it as a starting point for discussing a bespoke design.
Click on each image in the gallery to see more detail and a guide price for the item.
The process begins with a consultation to discuss your design. You can do this in person, by email, on the phone or via zoom, whichever you prefer. You can also swap images with me so we can both be clear about what you have in mind.
Next the design process begins. This includes sourcing any special elements to suit your colour scheme or motifs. You'll receive images of elements and mock-ups that will help you visualise the finished piece.
When you feel happy with the proposed design, I will bring it to life for you. The whole process typically takes between 6-12 weeks.
“THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK, CREATIVITY AND VISION IN MAKING THE BEAUTIFUL HEADPIECE AND BELT.
...HAVING SOMETHING THAT HAD BELONGED TO GENERATIONS OF WOMEN IN MY FAMILY WAS REALLY SPECIAL ON MY WEDDING DAY."