My name is Louise and I'm an independant jewellery designer from Market Bosworth.
I have now been making, designing and teaching jewellery making courses for over 10 years now. My jewellery style is contemporary combining modern and traditional techniques to make various styles of jewellery, however my style is primarily focused on nature and life. Due to the inclusiveness and beauty of nature my jewellery is suitable for all ages, however I can do customised designs to meet specific requirements.
Since I was young I have always had a passion for art and design which led me to begin learning the art of jewellery making. I am a senior metal clay instructor and glass teacher having developed my skill through many courses. I have a higher diploma in silver clay and teach at several schools of jewellery as well as teaching from my home studio in Market Bosworth. One of my proudest moments was seeing one of my pieces displayed at an International Silver Accessories Exhibition in Tokyo.
When I first began making jewellery my focus was on finger and footprint imprint jewellery as I have five children and am very maternal so capturing such special memories between parent and child means a lot to me. As I started to expand my jewellery range, I started to focus on nature, making many pieces from real leaves. This was a natural progression from imprint jewellery as it was a similar concept of capturing an imprint. I loved the intricate detail that could be captured so beautifully in silver.
As my skills have grown I have branched out and started to create more varied collections however nature is always the central theme. My pieces have been made by me in my home studio in Market Bosworth. My studio overlooks fields and trees which influences my designs and some of my jewellery is even made with leaves from right outside my studio. My jewellery resonates with people interested in natural beauty who are looking for something different to the commercialised, mass produced high street jewellery.
I hope to provide you with some of my pieces in the future or even see you on one of my courses where I can pass on some of my knowledge and skill so you can design your own.