“When I started to make jewellery, I was excited and inspired by the artifacts of ancient and exotic cultures, but now, I am delighting in my own heritage; The beauty of the British countryside, Its natural stone, the textures of landscape, its’ flora and fauna. I have long wanted to make something using bare wintry twigs. I cast a few in silver and gold, transforming them into literally “precious” objects and am enjoying playing with the interaction of their shapes, to make earrings, brooches and even bangles”.
Holly continues to use beach pebbles as if they too are ‘precious’ stones, but for the first time she hasused some traditional semi-precious stones too. She choses unusual shapes, like long narrow bars of tourmaline in a millennium cut for their luscious reflections of pinks and greens.
She has also have a range of cast silver and gold earrings, brooches, and cufflinks employing her signature, reticulated (melted) surface texture. Her necklaces are individually made in the same way. Each tubular bead, round or facet sided is softened and almost made to look organic by this process. She combines these with semi precious stone beads adding the gorgeous purple of amethyst, the surprising acid green of peridots or the bird’s egg-like speckle of Dalmatian jasper. Each one therefore is a unique compliment to its owner.