Contemporary silver jewellery. For colour lovers.
Handmade in Cambridge. Unique designer gifts at affordable prices.
I'm a second career maker who returned to jewellery design in 2015, twenty years after graduating from Middlesex University with a Jewellery Design BA. In the interim I'd been doing something totally different and it's a real treat to get back to doing the thing that I love.
I've used my own name for my brand: Dittany Rose. The business has gone from strength to strength and last year I had a prestigious 12-week slot as one of the featured jewellers in the foyer of the Hepworth Wakefield - the 2017 winner of the Art Fund Museum of the year.
Aims and Inspirations
Most of my pieces are made from a combination of resin, silver and paper. Why that combination? Well, the silver ensures you are getting something that is precious, that will last and that won't irritate your skin. The paper is because I love working with it! Paper can be used in almost any colour and pattern. And I love both! Finally, the resin ensures that the paper is durable and gives the whole piece a hard shiny surface. When people first see this jewellery they think it is made from glass, ceramics or enamel. However, when they pick it up they realise it can't be, as it is so light.
I returned to creative practice initially via screen printing and now design jewellery using patterns developed from those prints. My current collection includes earrings, brooches, cufflinks and necklaces in a range of bright colours. If you know someone who likes a specific colour then this is the place to come and find it. I aim to create pieces that are light, fresh and easy to wear; geometric shapes that add a pop of colour to an outfit.
When you buy a piece of Dittany Rose jewellery you are getting a piece of wearable artwork. All my designs are based on original sketches and doodles and so there is a fresh, immediate feel to them.
I'm inspired by the process of making and can often be found in my shed saying ‘I wonder what happens if I do this, and this?’ I'm currently obsessed with circles although do have some other shapes available.
Owner, designer, maker
Where can you buy DittanyRose jewellery?
Here! But I also sell in galleries around the country including here in Cambridgeshire at:
In 2018 I am taking part in the following fairs and markets:
|June 16th||Norwich Makers Market, Norwich|
|August 23rd||Urban Makers at Makemore Festival, London|
|September 22nd, 23rd||Fresh Artisan, Norwich|
|November 10th||Essex Jewellery Fair, Great Chesterford|
|November 17th||Urban Makers at Old Spitalfields Market, London|
|November 29th, 30th|
Mill Road Winter Fair, Cambridge
|December 11th||Urban Makers at Old Spitalfields Market, London|
|December 16th||Fresh Artisan, Norwich|