With spring in the air we are delighted the present our seasonal showcase Blooming Marvellous.  A selection of wierd and wonderful creations inspired by the organic world but using innovative techniques or materials. Our window is filled with a myriad of colours to welcome Springtime.

Featuring our newest Designers;

Abigail Percy delicately pierced silhouette’s of botannicals bring understated elegance to the showcase. She handcarves flowers from faux ivory and combines them with smoky quartz and large sumptuous pearls. Abigail is a keen blogger and more can be found about her here.

Anke Hennig developed her own technique of weaving nylon filament whilst studying textiles in Germany. As her creations became more sculptural she decided to turn her hand to jewellery making with dramatic results. She weaves and twists the filament in to spring like neckpieces and spongy brooches.  Her colour palette is muted spring greens, dove grey and pillar box red.

Rita Baek looks to the sky for inspiration and cleverly transforms acrylic in to vaporous cloud necklaces. Clear plastic is sculpted in to optical shapes that waver between opaque and transparent. One of our favourite pieces revolutionises acetate in to a thing of beauty. Rita creates light reflecting contours of plastic, that hang ‘light as a feather’ from 18ct gold ear wires.

John Moore has bestowed us with his Elytra range inspired by beetle wings. His anodised aluminium forms emphasise the materials potential for colour.

Stephanie Johnson forges peaceful forms from sterling silver using silversmithing techniques. The metal is manipulated into pleats, curls and waves. Her studio is based in Cornwall and the patterns and forms found in the surrounding landscape are echoed within her style.

Tusheeta David takes us on a flight of fantasy with her veiled existence range of laser etched plastic jewellery. Huge acrylic butterfly rings alight on the finger, but look more closely and the delicate capillaries of the lungs are traced in to hand dyed plastic. Strange but beautiful.

Melanie Tomlinson is renowned for her vibrant illustrated moth, butterfly and bird brooches. Crafted from printed tin and stamped with the makers name.

Amy Wilkinson fashions pretty rosebuds from paper. Her blossoms are hand painted with indian inks in plum, ruby red and opulent black. They are crafted into earrings and delicate silver chain necklaces.

The manager and buyer of Gill Wing Jewellery, Sarah Collins was interviewed this month for an online fashion magazine;

ukadapta.com

‘UK Adapta was formed in September 2005 by two people wanting to express their love and amazement for this eccentric, constantly evolving city and surrounding land. It was only a matter of time before like-minded people gathered to produce a serious yet fun platform?to observe, analyze, and praise?this unique,?self-reinventing lifestyle. Currently, the gathering has grown to ten people covering aspects that make London the most exciting place in the world, in our humble opinion…’

Have a read of the article here.


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