I love the wonderful colours of gemstones and try to use them in my jewellery designs to give that added sparkle. Although the starting point of a design can be challenging, it's the paring down I really enjoy resulting in an uncomplicated piece of jewellery which is easy to wear. I work mainly in silver, sometimes using highlights of gold to set a stone.
I'm mostly self taught and enjoy the challenge of learning a new skill to a good standard. I feel a great sense of achievement when a piece of jewellery I've made is finally polished and sent off to be hallmarked at the London Assay Office.