Alison the Jewellery Designer
A little bit about me.....
I was born into a large farming family near Edinburgh and spent my childhood on the border between Caithness and Sutherland in the remote Scottish Highlands.
Life's journey so far has taken me back to Edinburgh, then on to Cardiff, Wales before landing in my current home in London.
In 2012 a life long passion for jewellery became something more when I decided to re-string some lovely Austrian glass beads originally belonging to my Granny into a set of illusion necklaces for my Mum, my sister and myself and in December I launched my first business selling bead jewellery via Face Book and market stalls in my local area. I soon graduated onto making wire wrapped pieces and on the advice of a friend and fellow maker I decided to sign up to do a part-time Diploma in Creative Jewellery. After my first basic silver class I was hooked and working with precious metals became and still is my passion.
Since graduating I have continued to refine my skills in metal fabrication, stone setting and design. I now work with my customers on commissioned unique pieces of jewellery with a heavy emphasis on ring design which follows my own lifelong passion for anything ring related.
I design and create pieces in gold and silver, with a personal passion for yellow gold. My style has been described as elegant and classic with a twist and my designs tend to evolve as I work on creating each individual piece.
I am inspired by the colours and shapes seen in the natural world and enjoy combining images of my designs with my own photographs of nature.
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From my first illusion necklace in 2012
to my latest aquamarine gold twist ring in 2018.