Jewellery designers must be engaged with the world. Our objective is not merely to decorate the body and contribute to pleasant fashion. We make statements through our creations, often moral, social or political. We contribute to change, and in our own way help shape the planet’s destiny. ⠀
Through my work I aim to illustrate messages that are very close to my heart. This collection fights for a more inclusive Fashion Industry, highlighting the beauty of diversity and individuality within one’s body shape and skin tone. The shapes represent a series of abstracted limbs. Materials celebrate colour through the use of different shades: oxidised silver, matte silver, 18 ct Rose Gold, all recycled with the aim to create jewellery that match all skin pigments.
The Mokume-gane Japanese technique of blending and laminating different metals is used to portray stretch marks, normal aspects of womanhood that need to be regarded as precious.
Being able to trace metals back to their source should not be questionable, it should be a normality and way of being. Sustainability is a feminist issue. The women at the beginning of the jewellery supply chain are often the victims of abuse, unfair pay and discrimination. I am committed to using ethically sourced materials, which have been recycled from gold family heirlooms or from scrap metal collected from previous projects.
This collection illustrates inclusivity, equality and diversity, all the way from the materials used to the final designs, creating bold ready to wear fashion statements.⠀