Over the last few weeks I've been working on some new designs. First designing the patterns themselves, then getting the card cut and making some initial pieces. To start with I've just made one or two of each. If any are particularly popular I'll make some more. I suppose you could say that of these three designs there's something old, something new, something borrowed ..... and one of them is also blue!
Something 'old': Microorganism set
In 2015 I took part in Pint of Science and designed some jewellery based on bacteria. I had been paired with a scientist doing a talk on evolution where he made the key point that for most of the world's history microorganisms held sway.
This was some of the first jewellery I'd designed since I started up my creative practice again. Back then the pieces were thinner and I wasn't covering them in resin to protect them. Recently I re-found the pattern and decided to updated it. I then used it to create jewellery in my new ranges.
Click here to take a look at the Microorganism Range
if you're into science you should check out the Pint of Science festival, which returns this year in May. It runs in Cambridge from the 14th to the 16th.
Something new: Kiruna set
This set is based on new doodles of geometric shapes I did a few weeks back. I've drawn patterns like this for years - starting out in gel pen on black card and then moving the patterns into screen printing. Kiruna has a mid-century modern feel with Scandi influences. This fresh design feels like you're wearing a drawing - a sketch or scribble.
Click here to take a look at the Kiruna range
Something 'Borrowed': Selkie set
This set looks like a mermaid's scales. However, the pattern is actually based on some tiles in the interior of the former Fosters' bank in Cambridge. You could say I borrowed the image to create this design. I love the colour combination here of turquoise and yellow. Beautiful and eye catching.
Click here to take a look at the Selkie Range
If you're in Cambridge pop into Lloyds bank to take a look at the tiles: it's a hidden gem.