Contemporary silver jewellery for colour lovers.
I make mixed media jewellery from sterling silver, clear resin and recycled paper, combining my own printed, hand-drawn and etched designs.
My 2020 collection retains some of the best sellers from 2019, whilst adding in more handmade silver forms, with etched patterns and brightly coloured paper elements held within the silver like patterned gemstones.
I studied on the Middlesex University Jewellery degree, a course which forged my interest in working with mixed medias. The combination of paper and resin makes these original pieces durable yet light to wear. Paper also makes a great first anniversary gift.
Handmade in Cambridge, 2019 saw Dittany Rose jewellery sold in ten galleries around the UK. In 2020 those galleries have sadly had to close due to the Covid-19 crisis. Some are still selling online, and I am still here for you, working from home and sending out orders with Royal Mail.
My jewellery is available in ten core colours that match across ranges: Black, Purple, Hot Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Lime, Mid Green , Sky Blue, Mid Blue
Different patterns such as the Anemone and Wave pattern are available.
Many pieces are available in matt or oxidized silver.
I use recycled silver wherever possible. All my designs are printed on recycled paper.
My making process is rooted in drawing and printing. I start designing my patterns within those disciplines, and then move on to constructing three dimensional ‘gemstones’ from papers printed with these patterns.
The paper elements are layered with resin to produce the shiny stone-like finish. In some pieces the silver runs through the paper element and in others the paper sits within the silver as if within a cabochon setting.
Many pieces have etched silver elements. These sit at the back of pieces, giving a delightful surprise when glimpsed.