ABOUT JEWELLERY BY ANNAMARIE
Each and every piece of my jewellery is designed and created in my workshop based in the wonderful countryside of Monmouthshire, South Wales.
I make jewellery for people.........for you, if you are someone who loves the magic of nature, everything enchanting and otherworldly, which is what inspires my designs.
I use traditional silversmithing techniques in conjunction with the comparatively new medium of silver clay. I am excited by the symbiotic potential of joining both mediums to create unique, detailed works of art in precious metal.
I have been making jewellery since a young age. Even before studying at Birmingham School of Jewellery I was stringing homemade clay beads together. It is only in more recent years that I have taken the plunge to start my own business.
From an early age I have enjoyed learning about folklore and myths and been entertained by the imagination of those creative artists such as Tolkein, CS Lewis and Lewis Carroll - to name the more well known.
I have always believed that perception forms a person's reality and it is lovely to look at the world in different ways.
In 2019 I moved to Wales and through my workshop window I enjoy watching the wonder of nature through the changing seasons.
So nature, both real and imagined, influences my designs.
Not always in my imagined worlds, I am passionate about protecting our environment. This informs my personal choices but also those for my business - I always choose either fair trade or recycled precious metal to work with, as well as ethically sourced gemstones. My packaging is made from recycled products and the boxes are bio-degradable.
I also offer workshops for anyone who wants to come along to my fully equipped studio to learn a new skill or make a piece of jewellery for themselves or someone special. Take a look at my Workshops page to see what takes your interest.
I love working on commissions – working with a client on a design that means something to them and bringing that design to life in a piece of unique jewellery, for them to cherish forever.
If you would like to commission a piece of jewellery, please get in touch - I would love to work with you.