4 Oct 2015

COLOUR DESIGNS - HAND MADE JEWELLERY


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.