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JEWELLERY

A few examples

I have always been interested in bold and creative jewellery. For my necklaces I combine handmade and thrown ceramic beads with interesting beads that I collect during travels abroad and through  internet searches.  Especially during lockdown when my studio was out of bounds, I enjoyed assembling my collection of beads into necklaces.
My inspiration is often the beads itself: gemstones and ostrich eggshell beads from Namibia, handmade glass beads from Ghana, brass beads from Senegal, antique beads from markets in France, and any other source that will compliment my eclectic style of jewellery. Most necklaces have my own ceramic beads as the main component. 
Expressive and unusual, my necklaces are all unique one-off creations.

 
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Necklace combining one of my thrown ceramic bead in blue and rust with ostrich egg beads, fishbone beads, and gemstone beads.

A necklace combining my marbled and glazed beads with black lava beads, seed beads, coconut beads and a central multicolour ceramic bead from Afghanistan.

This necklace in blue has a central bead that I found in the Grand bazaar in Istanbul. The other components are an eclectic mix of antique blue and black glass beads, handmade ceramic beads, marbled wooden beads from Africa and silver coloured beads. 

These single thrown beads are creations unique to me. Each one is different and also reversible. 
They are finished in the different techniques that I also use for my ceramic vessels, and therefore individual miniature works of wearable art.  They are suspended on a wire and fastens with a magnet at the back.

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