After many, many weeks of hitting things with hammers, my new Ebb and Flow jewellery collection has finally been photographed and uploaded to the website. The collection is inspired by my childhood spent on the beaches of Jersey, exploring the rock pools at low tide with Granddad. We lost countless hours watching the sun glitter off the pools of water and flashes of colour from the tiny fish under the surface.
The minimalist geometric shapes of this collection are softened with organic textures of pebbles, rocks and rippling waves. Hand forged in my London studio using eco-friendly recycled sterling silver and ethically sourced gemstones in shades of blue and green, to echo the colours and sparkle of the sea.
I’m really pleased with these. Everything is polished to a beautiful mirror shine and the hammered texture catches the light wonderfully. These pieces are a bit of a departure from my usual whimsical style, but I’ve found myself wanting simpler stud earrings that I can wear every day this year and, having made some matching sets of earrings as bridesmaids’ gifts, I’ve been inundated with requests for them!
I’ve also been making a lot of hoop earrings recently. You can’t beat a classic hoop earring really – they go with everything. I’ve done some chunky little ones, and somewhat less subtle large ones, in rose gold, yellow gold and silver. They all have the gorgeous sparkling hammered texture.