Individually hand sewn jewellery, heavily textured & decorated with a military & victorian gothic influence. I like to use antique & vintage components wherever possible, old linens & grosgrain layered with lace, vintage faux pearls & gems, seed beads, original military regalia, glass eyes & skulls.
I have worked with textiles for many years, from making theatrical costumes to designing collectors teddy bears. Most recently my love of vintage fabric and antique paraphernalia has led to two new areas of work, my bespoke jewellery collection and my boxes of curiosity.Boxes of Curiosity was born out of a need to explore the notion of confinement and restriction through the assemblage of old and interesting found objects. Delving into our curious fascination with death, religion and the macabre, via gothic Victoriana, the art of taxidermy and a bit of theatre for good measure, it seems one object leads to another and a story emerges, sometimes of its own accord. My passion for collecting old and interesting things has been inspirational in my work and the detail is all important to me.