Designer of the Month Roundup

On a monthly basis, we concentrate on a various Designer of the Month to see what motivates them to develop and what at first drove them to end up being a jewellery maker. As we begin a new year, we believed this was an asset to recall at the twelve amazing jewellery makers of 2020 that we were able to interview.

January– Derek Prescott

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The year began with Derek Prescott, a jewellery maker that whose design is experimental, inspired by nature a simple to wear. Derek began his jewellery making journey in 1969 and has actually been hooked ever since, dealing with silver wire and primarily cabochons.

February– Rebecca Blakeway

The 2nd month of the year brought Rebecca Blakeway. A jewellery maker that loves the outdoors and recently immigrated to New Zealand. Her design is detailed, yet elaborate, vibrant and chunky. Favouring enamelling and using enamelling techniques. She has been making jewellery for a number of year and finished from the Birmingham School of Jewellery in 2015.

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March– Christine Pearson

The exact same month that brings the very first day of spring, also brought Christine Pearson as Designer of the Month. A jewellery maker that began making jewellery back in the 80s, jewellery that is uncommon, bold and encapsulates the user of the piece. She adds colour to her metal pieces with enamel, a skill picked up on her degree course.

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April– Thomas P Cochran

With Easter came Aprils Designer of the Month, Thomas P Cochran. A jewellery maker that is motivated by the beauty of the colour and the ocean blue. Utilizing shells found on the beaches in Mauritius or household travels.

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May– Amanda Thorpe

This months Design of the Month is a designer from Derbyshire, who primarily works with sterling silver and metal clay. Amandas jewellery maker journey began 4 years back when she attended a silversmith course then went on to total 3 PMC clay certificates.

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June– Emma Roy

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With summer season came Emma Roy as Designer of the Month. A jewellery maker that started her journey in 2017 and built up a love of dealing with silver clay with components of nature and magic. As well as a whimsical element, as displayed in her enchanted collection seen in the above image.

July– Lydia Taylor

Starting jewellery making as a kid, led Lydia Taylor to sculpt polymer clay then to move on to paper beads then finally landing on dealing with copper and silver, in addition to sculpting with metal clay. This designer has a diverse design that is inspired by nature, who takes pleasure in finding out more about jewellery making.

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August– Niyanta Shah

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Niyanta Shah is Augusts Designer of the Month and she specialises in bead weaving and wire wrapping. A few years back, this jewellery maker made the strong decision to quit her job and do something she enjoyed.

September– Trisha Wood

With completion of summer season came Septembers Designer of the Month– Trisha Wood. A jewellery maker that likes to deal with tiny gems, crystals, enamels, silver and resin in a modern and stylish style.

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October– Jenny Gartside

In the exact same month that brings Halloween, Jenny Gartside was our Designer of the Month. A jewellery maker who likes to utilize gems and takes inspiration from what she sees around her. Dealing with silver mainly however also copper and bronze, often even recycled steel.

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November– Elizabeth Evans

Elizabeth Evans or Elizabeth FJE Design is a jewellery maker that enjoys to develop traditional and contemporary jewellery, motivated from her Classics and French degree. She likes to utilize silver, gold and pearls in her designs, as well as ecosilver and brass.

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December– Charlotte Biba Bouchard

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The last Designer of the Month is Charlotte Biba Bouchard, a jewellery maker that originates from Cornwall. She likes to develop strong however easy pieces, who now lives in the West Country.

Lots of thanks to all the jewellery makers that dealt with us in 2020, we eagerly anticipate creating more content with more designers in 2021


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