My name is Jo, and all the jewellery that you see here is designed and carefully created by me. I enjoy using traditional silversmithing techniqes, but try to use them with a contemporary 'twist'. My designs use sterling and fine silver, gemstones and artisan lampwork (glass) beads. Many pieces are one-off exclusive items, and I have a growing collection of made-to-order designs several of which can be made with your choice of gemstone, prehaps to create a special anniversary present.
I am completely addicted to designing and making jewellery, and enjoy passing that addiction on to other people! I am a qualified teacher and run regular jewellery workshops for all abilities, from jewellery basics for beginners to all day sterling silver workshops. In addition to this, I am a Jewellery tutor at Eastleigh College, Hampshire. I also enjoy using my design skills to create projects for craft magazines and I am a regular contributor to Beads & Beyond magazine. To date I have also been published in Practical Crafts & Cardmaking, Quick & Crafty, Bead.
I am mum to a very lively, bouncy sandy haired five year old and a rapidly growing baby boy, so you will see something of them on here too! You will also some of my knitting and crochet projects along with general family life!I enjoy commissions, so if there is a piece of jewellery that you would like me to make, either for yourself or as for a gift for someone special, please contact me.