The way it moves

Oct

26

2016

The way it moves

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Charlotte Pearson discovers a range of jewellery where each item is a work of art. Throughout our lives we are defined by labels – student, mother, artist or chef are perfect examples. It is something that when someone asks ‘what do you do?’ gives them a brief glimpse into our lives. John However,...

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Precious pieces

Jul

27

2016

Precious pieces

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Laura Cartledge goes behind the scenes at a jewellers where work ranges from diamond encrusted pineapples to remaking monuments. People are proud of where they come from, but it can prove tricky to make sophisticated fashion choices that celebrate that. Chris Thankfully a jeweller is helping to put...

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Sewing with silver

Jun

30

2016

Sewing with silver

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Laura Cartledge discovers the chance beginning and passions that helped to make one jeweller’s distinctive work. Chances are we will all go on a course at some point in our lives. While some will leave us with little more than a doodled notepad, others might give us a nice idea which we never quite...

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The personal touch

Feb

5

2016

The personal touch

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Charlotte Pearson finds out that when it comes to bespoke jewellery the possibilities are endless. Monkey cufflinks and earrings resembling a snowflake from the Disney film Frozen are not the usual requests you would expect to create as a jewellery designer. “It is always interesting when people request...

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Scene@ jewellery launch

Oct

26

2015

Scene@ jewellery launch

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Grand designs

Aug

12

2015

Grand designs

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Laura Cartledge traces a Hove business from the playground and kitchen table to famous fans. Despite only being 26, Maria Allen has already clocked up more than a decade of business experience. In that time the Hove designer has gone from selling homemade cards in the playground to supplying Maria (centre)...

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So Baroque

Feb

11

2015

So Baroque

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Go gaga for gold or be in awe of amethyst as Charlotte Pearson reveals a business to tame the magpie within. Everyone knows that diamonds are meant to be a girl’s best friend, but for Southwater’s So Baroque they beg to differ. Kim and Mickey at etc’s B Aware fashion show, picture by Stephen Goodger “You...

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Tropical treasures

Nov

26

2014

Laura Cartledge meets Hurstpierpoint designer Sarah Parham who turns worldly inspiration into wonderful jewellery. Sarah Parham was brought up in Nigeria and learnt about business by sitting under the trees outside big hotels with local traders. “I used to sit with them and barter,” she smiles, “that...

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Rings of a dove

Nov

20

2014

Rings of a dove

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From diamonds to amethysts, pearls to agriculture Charlotte Pearson finds out more about what inspires one Lewes business. Farming and jewellery design do not sound like two career paths that would naturally cross. But for Lewes-based designer Alexis Dove the pair make perfect sense. “I did a degree...

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Fairest of them all

Nov

13

2014

Fairest of them all

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Laura Cartledge finds a fairytale solution to the Christmas shopping struggle. When illustrator and designer Claire Montgomery decided to launch her own craft fair she knew she wanted to do things differently. “There are some craft fairs that book a venue and put some stalls up but it won’t really...

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