Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Shop Local - Bryony Jade Jewellery

Yay it's Tuesday again, which means I get to bring you another amazingly talented Welsh based designer. For this weeks Shop Local feature I am happy to introduce Bryony Jade Jewellery. And in all honesty I am totally in love with her dainty colourful butterfly, flower, heart and bird designs. I hope you love them just as much as I do. So here is the interview with Bryony herself:

Whats your name and where do you come from?
My name is Bryony Carrington and I live near Colwyn Bay in North Wales.
Two Butterfly Necklace £27
How long have you been making your designs?
I've been making the button collection for about 8 years now - the anodised aluminium designs are more recent, I've been developing those designs for about 2 years.

Ceramic Heart and Button Necklace £10
Whats your favourite materials to work with?
My favourite material to work with is anodised aluminium - it gives me so much freedom! I hand print, hand dye and hand cut the metal so the possibilities are endless. It's also very lightweight which gives me the opportunity to make larger, eye-catching pieces that are wearable and affordable.

Bird on a Branch Earrings £14
Of your items which is your favourite?
My favourite piece of jewellery at the moment is a necklace that has the image of five birds on a wire cut out of aluminium and back by a piece of grey aluminium to create the silhouette. It's really light so I don't even notice I'm wearing it. 
Where do you get your inspiration for your designs and also their names (if relevant)?
I draw a lot of inspiration from my surroundings – the gorgeous colours seen in the stunning sunsets, and the wildlife I see in the fields and valleys by my home. Most of my designs feature birds and butterflies.

Floral Pattern Bracelet £20
Do you have any formal training or did this start as a hobby?
I started making jewellery in my early teens - my mum taught me how to sew at a young age so I've always enjoyed creating things. I've not had any formal training in jewellery making but I've always enjoyed exploring new materials and techniques so everything has progressed from there.

Single Butterfly Necklace £16
Do you have any favourite etsy shops which you buy from?
I'm quite new to etsy so I'm enjoying looking at what local crafts people are producing. I do like Cariad Gifts - very cute and quirky little presents made from felt.
What's your dream for the coming year?
I've got big plans for 2013! My first goal is to finish my website and find some more stockists - some more stockists in Wales would be fantastic.

What's your favourite flower? 
My favourite flowers are gerberas - especially the bright pink ones!

So ladies what do you think of Bryony's beautiful designs? I adore the butterflies in the circle, the little button heart and the bird pieces the most. What's your favourite piece?

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  1. Wow, what gorgeous pieces. These would be perfect for a friend's Birthday so bookmarking! xx


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