Saturday, 3 April 2010

Colourful New Jewellery

Diane Williams, mixed agates necklace £65

We have lots of new jewellery in the gallery just now bringing in a surge of much needed colour for Easter time.
There are collections from new artists, such as Laura Bradshaw-Heap in pretty colours such as purples and pinks, new collections from established artists such as Elizabeth Scott and Diane Williams and lots of new work from our regular jewellery designer Angela Learoyd.

Laura Bradshaw-Heap's work has just arrived with us this week. Her work comes in three collections - 'Stoneware' which are little silver heart designs (named after Lauras inspiration of rough, battered and tumbled stone textures), 'Encased' which are resin earrings and pendants, which have glitter, fabric and gems captured inside the resin, then framed in silver, and her 'Flutter By' range. Laura's 'Flutter By' jewellery is an unusual and eclectic mix of silver, buttons, plastics, glass and beads - creating a unique style - very 'boho-chic'! Her prices range from £15 - £85.

Elizabeth Scott and Diane Williams have both been creating jewellery for Artery for some time now, with great success for each of them.
Diane's work focused on a theme of stunning polished and tumbled semi-precious stones, in unusual colour combinations, including stones such as Dalmation jasper (Cruella De Vil eat your heart out!) and Prehnite. Her simple designs appeal to everyone due to the beautiful quality of stones and quirky colours.
Elizabeth Scott has created a new selection of chunky, colourful and fun designs, such as 'Honeycombe' necklace in vintage agate and pearls. Elizabeth enjoys creating unusual designs in rich colours.

Angela Learoyd specialises in creating jewellery using semi-precious stones, combined with her own hand-crafted silver beads and silver shapes, with unusual textured and imprinted designs. She often uses rare stones, in unusual combinations like her 'Inclusion' range, featuring tourmalinated quartz and hand-made silver pieces.

An unusual and unique piece of bold or colourful jewellery is one way to make you stand out from the crowd. It's fun to look to fashion magazines for inspiration, but it's much better to set trends than follow them!

Stop into the gallery to see our full collection of handmade designer jewellery from UK and international artists.