Posted on 18 March 2013 by Seek & Adore Team
Last Friday Maker Cherisher Becky visited the Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair in London. Desire is reknown for its beautiful range of contemporary jewellery and silverware, and displays work by highly talented exhibitors who have been selected for their stunning and innovative craftsmanship, and are passionate about the work they create. Becky was able to meet lots of new designer-makers, but also had the opportunity to catch-up with some friendly Seek & Adore faces, including:
Nettie is one of our newest designer-makers. She likes learning, experimentation and challenges. She is self-taught and loves finding new techniques or using trial and error to figure out new shapes or designs. We adore her unique handcrafted jewellery made using the intriguing fold-forming technique.
It had never occured to Hannah whilst at school that people actually sat in workshops and made jewellery. Then whilst studying Fashion and Textiles someone mentioned she had an eye for intricate, small work and sent her off in the direction of the metalwork studios. Now her particular interests are shape and texture and she loves every minute of being in the workshop.
Since graduating from university, Laura has set up her practice in the heart of Southsea. Inspired by nature and organic forms, her ranges of handcrafted jewellery are made by combining precious metals, stones and natural found objects.
Poppy has a passion for creating jewellery to embolden the wearer. She specialises in vibrant jewellery using a self-developed photo-inlay technique inspired by Formula 1 car design and Japanese kimonos. She works in titanium, silver and pearls and she creates pieces to help independent minded women radiate confidence.
Sian was one of the ‘Ones to Watch’ at this year’s fair. She loves to create jewellery with a delicate style, inspired by the Kent countryside and influenced by her favourite fairy tales. Combining colourful titanium and silver, she creates delicate pieces of jewellery which are everlasting.
If these five makers have left you feeling inspired, why not take a look at our full range of handcrafted jewellery?