Clare Lloyd is a designer-maker based in Somerset working from her studio in The Silk Mill – a restored mill in the centre of Frome. Clare creates a range of colourful jewellery made from polymer, resin clay and sterling silver.
Each element of Clare’s jewellery is made by hand from the individual beads to the findings. The clays are mixed together to create as many different colours as possible and the beads are cut and hand rolled. Clare keeps the shapes of the beads simple to allow the colour to become the focal point of each design – the colour combinations are endless so each piece of jewellery becomes unique. Once fired, the beads are lightly sanded and left un-varnished to give a flat, matt finish.
Necklaces are finished with hand made, hammered sterling silver clasps and jump rings and colourful resin stacking rings have gently hammered bands that sparkle slightly in the light.