I set up my business, Eureka Designs, in February 2008 after many years working in an unrelated, although initially creative, profession. My aim was to rekindle my passion for design and creativity. After several years in business, I have achieved my aim, the result of which is a portfolio of unique, often bold, desirable, and contemporary jewellery pieces.
I am predominantly self taught, but I have attended a number of short courses to learn specific silversmithing and jewellery making skills and I currently attend a “jewellery workshop skills” class. I am proud to have my own registered hallmark at the London Assay Office.
I exhibit my work at a number of shows where the emphasis is on UK handmade work. I am an approved supplier to the National Trusts Ham House though its Love Local Crafts initiative and I am currently designing a "Spirit of Place" range for them.
For more details, go to www.eureka-designs.co.uk/where_to_buy.
I live and work in SW London.
I specialize in bold and original jewellery, crafted from gemstones, pearls and precious metals. I use large and predominantly unfinished stones in unusual shapes as my starting point and then design the creation around this. My inspiration comes from the gemstones I find, their colour, shape, texture and markings.
Using traditional jewellery & silversmithing techniques and working with precious metals, I create integrated clasps & accent pieces, which mimic or emphasize the characteristics of the stones I’m working with to add unique decoration. All the stones are hand-selected and the precious metal details are hallmarked. I love the unusual and I never know what I’m going to find on my stone-buying trips so every design is a new challenge and each finished piece is unique.
My creations are made in my workshop in South West London.