Jules lives in the beautiful and very popular surfing village of Polzeath, North Cornwall, having spent years holidaying in the area. Her love of creativity moved her away from her career in nursing so she undertook silversmith training in Bristol Spring 2016 and moved to her beloved Cornwall. She is now established as a quality jewellery designer in North Cornwall and a member of the Made in Cornwall Scheme.
All of her jewellery designs begin and come to life in her garden workshop, she takes inspiration from many things, the natural world around her, things that she sees, the coast, places she’s been, and emotions she feels. Her work is influenced by the forms, colours, shapes and moods of the coast and beaches around her.
“ Cornwall is a breath of fresh air; firing up my imagination and creative juices as I wander the cliff tops, walk along the beaches, and tip toe through the rock pools!”
Jules often makes her own chains which are asymmetrical, she individually cuts, solders and forms the links into an organic shape. She also has a love of texture and will use different hammering techniques to add different indentations to her silver or gold pieces.
Her recent works include Granulation as she adds balls of Gold and Silver to her jewellery, piling them up like pebbles on a beach. Her attention to detail and emphasis on the unique has given her a reputation for quality, with her jewellery being worn as everyday jewellery or to a special occasion.
Her work concentrates on an Eco theme as she uses RECYCLED Sterling Silver (Eco Silver) and 9ct RECYCLED Gold (Eco Gold). She also works with 18ct Fairtrade Gold to create beautiful designs for the Eco Conscious using a range of techniques, mixing modern with ancient as she handcrafts individual pieces. Items are HALLMARKED to British Standards at the Birmingham Assay Office.
Selections of her work can be seen at Toe in the Water Gallery, Fowey, a gorgeous Gallery full of Artistic Talent on the way from the Car park to the quay. Etsy is her main online store seen here
Buying Fairtrade Gold means that together, we can support small-scale miners, build a brighter future for themselves, their families and communities. If you would like a special piece of jewellery made in this precious material, please get in touch through the contact page.
More info can be found here ~www.fairtrade.org.uk
The Made in Cornwall Scheme is an approved origin scheme operated by Cornwall Council’s Trading Standards Service. All members have been certified by experienced Trading Standards Officers, providing customers with the assurance that the products are genuinely made in Cornwall, using components sourced from Cornwall where possible, and that the product meets all relevant UK and EU Regulations.
Buying from a Made in Cornwall member benefits the Cornish economy by keeping revenue within the County, helping us to support our local communities. I LOVE being part of the Cornish Community and I can honestly say that its a big plus in my customers eye. They want to know FOR SURE that when you say its handmade in Cornwall that it is!!