Be-Bop-a-Lula was launched by Octavia O’Donovan; inspired by her love of stationery, design and sewing. She previously graduated with a degree in graphic design and went on to work for a number of design agencies in London.
With a growing collection of design-led greeting cards, homeware and accessories, every one of her items is carefully designed and handmade in London, using only the best quality vintage and UK-sourced materials. Read more
Barbara creates pieces in silver and gold inspired by her travels through India, Egypt, Morocco as well as her exploration of museums and galleries throughout London. The recurring designs and styles of these places are incorporated into her jewellery to create a sense of timelessness- both classical and new at once.
She honed her skills while studying jewellery and silversmithing at Sir John Cass University in London. Each piece is handmade in her workshop in London, using mainly sterling silver, plated in 18ct gold, and a variety of techniques, such as wax carving, Keum- Boo (fine gold fusing) and reticulation. Read more
Michiyo’s brand has only been running for a year and retains that fresh spark to its ideas. Every piece is hand crafted utlising traditional techniques making each piece a unique treasure. Her pieces make use of many luxurious materials; Glass beads, 925 Sterling Silver. Swarovski crystals, Gold as well as bare base metals such as copper, brass and bronze.
Sandra Tepla makes bespoke jewellery that is all about texture, line, contrast and colour. Her pieces are handmade from both silver and non-precious materials.
Each design takes on the botanic life that serves as her inspiration, which she documents and explores photography. Sandra’s stated aim is to: “…establish a new form of jewellery that is independent of association with wealth and social status.”
Her latest collection Entwined is reflecting her love for organic forms and use of patina. Primary nine pieces of wearable art are produced from copper wire coated
in silver and beach glass collected from all over Europe. Pendants are suspended from beautifully detailed cord necklaces featuring silver and brass findings.
Use of patina in this collection gives pieces an aged look. Each piece of Entwined jewellery is a statement piece to be reckoned with. Read more
Myriam Lengliné is a London-based Parisian milliner, the gifted hands and creative mind behind “La dame au béret”.
Inspired by the timeless elegance and craftsmanship of bygone eras, traditional folk costumes, flora and fauna, “La dame au béret” specialises in bespoke millinery – enchanting opulent hats and headpieces, the perfect headwear for every discerning personality with a Bohemian, romantic spirit and a soul shrouded in mystery and drama. Myriam combines her French Parisian heritage with British individuality and eccentricity, mixing traditional and contemporary millinery techniques; primarily recycling antique and vintage materials.
All her pieces are handmade one-off models. Read more
The handworking of metal is of paramount importance to BMV Jewellery – everything is worked by Billie from aluminium, copper, brass, bronze and silver sheet, wire and tube, often recovered from scrap yards. Traditional metalsmithing techniques are used, and the material of construction is emphasised, its characteristics and supposed ‘flaws’ – the natural qualities of the metal – are celebrated.
These concerns; longevity, intrinsic value and explicit use of materials, form the nucleus of BMV Jewellery and inform all of Billie’s pieces. Load yourself with the Earth’s elements and make war on perfection! Read more
Dani Crompton creates contemporary and bold geometric beaded designs for jewellery lovers. Tiny 1mm glass beads are intricately sew together to create light weight three dimensional forms in a myriad of bright colours. Colour is their passion and they delight in developing new combinations. Every piece is hand made to a high standard and finished with quality sterling silver findings.
Dani has worked independently out of a studio in SW London since 2000 and enjoys taking on commissions for dramatic wedding, jewellery and headpieces. Read more
The identity of Jenny haytch came about after, as she puts it, “…had been applying for jobs and waiting for various aspects of my life to kick off a few years after graduating, and still nothing was really happening.”
Needing to do something aside from job hunting to give herself a feeling of accomplishment at the end of day; some instant gratification. And something that she could afford to do. So she started drawing.
While having no intention of anyone really looking at it – it was months before she put anything publicly online but it seemed to go down pretty well. I didn’t (and don’t) take it too seriously. Jenny tries to let her designs flow out as naturally as possible without bogging them down by overthinking them.
Patricia has a background in music as a professional harpist, and has been turning for 8 years, and Gabor was an electrical engineer and has been turning for over 30 years. They started collaborating 6 years ago and most of their work is conceived as a partnership. They make turned and decorated wooden pieces which aim to express the beauty of the natural wood enhanced with colour, semiprecious stones, beads, inlaid exotic woods and pierced designs.
Their work is purely decorative and inspired by nature, using a myriad of leaves, flowers and trees which are pierced and carved unto thin turned bowls and platters.
Andrew English is a British jewellery designer internationally renowned for his Fingerprint Wedding Band Collection. Living and working in the creative hive that is London, Andrew concentrates his craftsmanship, explorative design and ethical practice to produce work that perpetually evolves in many exciting and provocative directions.
A fascination for illusion, function and geometric forms enables Katie Snow to create little ‘Pockets of Intrigue’ enticing the viewer to take a closer look. These small, wearable containers conceal treasures of the owner’s desire. She takes photographs of buildings and skylines which are used to manipulate shapes in computer design software, enabling me to extract sections for further development.
Each piece is individually created from silver, carefully constructed into oblique 3D forms. Tiny parts of detail are pierced out of the sheets creating ‘little windows’, enabling the viewer to catch a glimpse inside or straight through the container.
The functional wearables are sleek and geometric, suitable for the male and female wearer. Complementing these is a range of smaller commercial pieces keeping the same aesthetic to form an expanding elegant collection.
What could be concealed in your pocket? A love note, money, medication….? A secret only the wearer will know…
Amanda Denison specialises in Contemporary Art Jewellery. She produces bespoke and limited edition collections of brooches and necklaces. Not for the faint-hearted, these are large statement pieces for the wearer who likes to be noticed.
Each piece is inspired by the traces left behind through decay, dilapidation and dereliction. Layers of peeling paint, rust on railings, corrugated iron sheds are all sources of inspiration. Eroded and changing forms, whether it be through the forces of man or nature, leave behind fragments of what once existed. Amanda Denison finds beauty in these chaotic unplanned marks which are the inspiration behind her jewellery.
She takes traditional jewellery making techniques and uses them in unconventional ways so they are reinvented for the twenty first century. She works in mixed metals and incorporates enamels, perforations and punched surface textures to produce her compelling pieces. Each of her brooches is a mini work of art.
Make sure you turn them over, for the back of each piece is as important as the front and each piece reveals hidden surprises known only to the wearer.