The selection of jewellery available is made from two main materials,
acrylic and anodised aluminium. The findings are handmade from silver
or stainless surgical steel. Materials used are high quality acrylic
paint, gold and silver leaf and the tarnished gold look is Dutch
metal. Laser technology has helped to make some of the shapes that
could not be achieved by hand.
My training is in fine art painting and I have worked with colour in
jewellery in order to bring my liking for colour and form into a size
that may be worn. The work is intended to be worn as dynamic fine art.
The clear acrylic has been painted in acrylic layers over time with the
addition of gold and silver leaf. The aluminium is anodised to accept
dyes. It is then painted in special vegetable dye and sealed so that
the colour is fixed. I have worked with both materials together to create
a unique combination of colours which are similar but come from two completely
With some acrylic pieces, I have worked the top surface to give depth
to the work so that it is possible to look through it to the lower painted
surface and appreciate depth in quite a narrow piece of material. From
the sides of acrylic refracted light is seen.
I hope that you enjoy my very