Fine jewellery is the perfect wearable investment piece, and supporting independent jewellers keeps the craft of design & making alive.
MADE Makers September will feature plenty of British and independent jewellers, who work with traditional hand tools to create unique, contemporary designs. Many items are limited edition or completely one-of-a-kind – so visit the website early on 5th and 6th September for first choice!
See what three jewellery exhibitors are most excited to showcase…
“My current favourite piece is the Part Twist ring in 18ct gold. I have one of my own and it is such a hard-working ring, as it can be stacked as well as worn alone. I love stacking mine with my gold Ridge Ring. I make all my own bezels the old-fashioned way. I saw metal from sheet and form with fire, a hammer and a mandrel. I also make pieces for casting, achieving different shapes by hand carving wax and modelling Milliput and Fimo. One piece can often be made using a combination of these techniques.”
“My favourite pieces are the 18ct gold and silver hex ring sets. I love all the different combinations possible, but most importantly I really love making them. I cut, solder and score after some very careful measuring. I have always loved soldering metals and finding new ways to assemble pieces… MADE Makers has introduced me to some wonderful makers and get a glimpse into their studios, and this can be really inspiring.”
“My sleeper earrings are delicate, gold circular links, textured and glittering with lots of movement. They are a semi-permanent style you can wear 24 hours a day. Easy and elegant. For a real celebration piece, I love the Reach for the Stars statement ring. It is made with 18ct recycled gold, a burst of diamonds and sapphires chosen for their celestial hues – sapphires were thought to make the sky blue with their reflections in the ancient world. Everything is made by hand in London in small batches or as one-off pieces, always with emphasis on the art of making.”
See which independent jewellers are getting ready to join MADE Makers here.
Visit the galleries from 9.00am, 5th-6th September 2020, to browse beautiful handmade pieces of art.