Designers

Exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with makers, designers and artists – from what inspires them to how they create their work.

  • Spotlight on: Haydee Alonso

    Jeweller, designer, artist, maker. There can be so many different ways to identify yourself.  Which words would you use? Haydee Alonso, based in Mexico and the States, describes herself as a conceptual jewellery artist so far. But she’s now launching a more commercial jewellery line.  It’s inspired by everything (from fences to food stands) in […]

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  • Spotlight on: Naomi Tracz

    Have you ever had a sliding doors moment? You know, when a seemingly simple choice you make changes the path of your life forever? That’s what happened to Naomi Tracz when she decided to tag along to a jewellery making course with her friend. A few years later and it’s her career and passion.  Good […]

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  • Spotlight on: Claire Allain

    How much are you inspired by your surroundings? Claire Allain’s time living in New Zealand not only inspired her jewellery style, but her whole belief system around living more sustainably. Learning about large scale mining and its impact on the world made her determined to be eco-conscious in her work. And the deep meaning and symbolism […]

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  • Spotlight on: Emily Higham

    Beehives! I don’t think there’s a lot of jewellery inspired by them. But Emily Higham based her work around them after her Dad started keeping bees. Her enamelled work has a beautiful, shimmery and delicate quality, which would be wonderfully light to wear. And I love the effect her enamelling technique produces, which is so […]

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  • Spotlight on: Claire Lowe

    The beautiful thing about jewellery, is not just its beauty.  But also its intent. The history of a piece, from the designer and maker to the wearer is so important.   That’s why I think it’s so lovely when a collection is created especially with a charity in mind. Claire Lowe was so moved to do […]

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  • Spotlight on: Laura Creer

    I find it fascinating how different designers approach the making and design process in different ways. Most of the people I interview on The Jewellery Spot say the design of a piece of jewellery is the most important thing to them.  And they evolve their businesses to a point where they are designing, but someone […]

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  • Spotlight on: Lauren Taylor

    Jewellery.  It’s gotta look good.  We all know that. But what about the way it feels?  Is that important to you? For Lauren Taylor, it’s one of the most important things – and I wish you could feel her beautiful creations through the screen, because they are so lovely and soft! Her pieces are all […]

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  • Spotlight on: Joanna Wakefield

    Have you noticed that sometimes in life, things are just meant to be? So when Joanna Wakefield (who grew up in a family of seamstresses) first started making jewellery, wasn’t it kind of inevitable that one of her first makes was a tiny silver button? And then that her whole business became themed around sewing […]

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  • Spotlight on: Melissa Joy Manning

    Be prepared to be seriously inspired.  I mean, you just can’t help it when you read Melissa Joy Manning’s story.  Her positivity practically radiates out of the page! Based in California and New York her brand has been going for 23 years and sells all over the world. I love her deep commitment to ethical […]

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  • Spotlight on: Paulina Knapik

    Have you ever thought of a piece of jewellery as being on a continual journey? That a portrait may be finished when it reaches its journey on a wall, but a piece of jewellery continues to add to its journey every time someone puts it on? It’s a really interesting way to look at jewellery […]

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