I graduated from Textile Crafts (BA Hons) at Huddersfield University July 2012, where I learned lots of techniques that I have applied to my jewellery making.
In September 2012 I opened an Art & Craft Shop/studio space, Crafty Praxis where I sell my own jewellery along side arts and crafts from around 100 different artists and designers.
I have been making jewellery for years, because I wanted to buy more jewellery than I could afford! I started trading in 2009, between my first and second years at University. I was particularly inspired after a crochet workshop and I decided that I could combine the techniques that I had learned and those I already had to create bracelets. Once I had perfected the bracelets I began creating other types of jewellery including earrings, necklaces, chokers and more complicated patterns for brooches. I have now branched off into different kinds of jewellery using inspiration and techniques learned on my degree course among others. I like to use a range of materials and techniques and am passionate about using unusual materials to make my jewellery stand out.