I graduated in 2002 with a degree in Fashion Design but realised that wasn’t the area I wanted to go into. It took a lot of soul-searching and boring jobs before I found jewellery-making (or rather it found me!) and I left work to become a self-employed jewellery designer in 2006. Now I love having the freedom to control my day and my favourite thing is getting a new package of gemstones through the post, delving through the tissue paper to free the beads and starting to imagine what I could create with them.
I also spend some of my time writing for Making Jewellery magazine, putting together articles on other jewellery artists or writing tutorials on jewellery making techniques.
Being based at the start of the Welsh Valleys is very inspiring as the landscape is so beautiful yet there are dark sides to every hill and stories to be heard everywhere. We also have a growing art scene and it’s exciting to watch the area that I love develop and became more than the but