Out of Line

My new product range ‘Out Of Line’ developed out of a project based on Stanton Ironworks in Ilkeston. I loved this project and the pieces that I made and decided there was lots of scope to develop it in to a product. To start with I wanted to call this ‘Jewellery That Tells A Story’ as i wanted to the pieces that I made to have a meaning, however, once my brain started to get in to gear I began to think of lots more ideas and realised that I want to do artwork and pieces for interiors so the idea very quickly outgrew the name.

‘Out of Line’ seemed to fit as the pieces are based on linear drawings; I’m always trying to develop ideas and create something unique to me, so in many ways I often find myself a little bit  out of line from the norm too!


The Lace age

Busy finishing my first set of ‘Metal Lace’ Designs, created as part of my latest jewellery residency, which links to the original ‘Out of Line’ residency: ‘The Metal Age’ The lace industry was another key industry around Ilkeston, (and of course Nottingham) where the residency was based.


Freddie and Grandpa

I intend to make more bespoke pieces using peoples treasured drawings or text, so finally I got chance to experiment with turning those special kids drawings in to jewellery and for me this is most special.

The drawings were done by my nephew (when he was about 6) to remember all the fun times he had with his Grandpa Vic… The picture was so special that I’ve treasured it for years and wanted to make it into a piece of jewellery for my sis. Going to try out a bangle, pendants n keyring next.

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One off commissions

So I’m more than happy to do one off pieces for people to commemorate special occassions.

New one off pendant created for my cousin’s 60th birthday, inspired by our summer holidays in beloved Woolacomb. I think I’ll be developing a few more sea inspired pieces soon too 🙂

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From Nature

Finally I got round to developing an actual product range, inspired by my love of nature; all created from original drawings by Anna Roebuck

The first set of cuff designs; they come in a dark or light etch and cost £20

 


Pendants

The pendants at this stage were still in development

 


The Metal Age

The Metal Age 
Created For Excite, Inspire, Engage Erewash
This has to be one of my favourite projects! It was a commission based on ‘The Metal Age’ and more specifically the history of metal industries in Erewash, particularly Stanton Ironworks. My aim was to celebrate the hidden industrial landscape/infrastucture through the frivolity of jewellery. Along the way the project involved research and workshops at Ormiston Ilkeston Academy, Erewash Museum, The Co-op Department Store Ilkeston (sadly now closed), Erewash Age Concern and an inciteful visit to what remains of Stanton Ironworks.
I was so excited about the cuffs that I’m in the process of creating a whole new range of jewellery ‘Jewellery That Tells a Story’, visit the facebook page to find out more about the work and project.

Casting Manhole Covers

Jewellery That Tells A Story