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Memories are personal. We remember special times in our lives, we take photos, buy souvenirs and we attach our views, and feelings to them. Often… Read More
Memories are personal. We remember special times in our lives, we take photos, buy souvenirs and we attach our views, and feelings to them. Often we capture memories in the form of photographs, which are frequently stored in albums to slowly collect dust. Sometimes we frame and hang a few on the wall but I don’t think we really appreciate our photos enough. Keeping all this in mind, I wanted to capture and tell a story through my jewellery. I started working from photographs I’ve taken, drawing and selecting shapes to make into pieces. I wished to be able to carry with me the memory connected to the photo, something that only I, as the wearer, would know the complete story; unless I wished to share it with others. These pieces, like the memories, are to be looked at, worn, treasured and remembered, not hidden collecting dust. Read Less
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Cannock Chase
Memories
Cannock Chase is a forest on the outskirts of the town in which I grew up. We spent many days there, walking along the paths and having picnics in the summer. My favourite place to go was the stepping stones; walking across them as a child, the stones felt a million miles apart. Further up the stream where the banks are closer together we used to build dams, trying fruitlessly to stop the water flowing.

When looking at the photographs I am taken back to this time in my childhood. By creating pieces of jewellery from these photographs, I aim to make pieces that allow the memories to be carried around with me.
Cannock Chase, Stafford
Bike Coin, pierced from an old One Penny to form a Pendant and a Pin Brooch.
Moving Copper Bike, Brooch
Bike Magnet
Cannock Chase, Stafford
Stepping Stones Brooch
Stepping Stones Copper Brooch
Cannock Chase, Stafford
Water Ripples Pendant
Water Ripples Brooch
Cannock Chase, Stafford
Wellies Magnet