Greetings and thank you for visiting my website!
I hope you will enjoy looking at my work. All my jewellery is handmade from sterling silver and most carries a British hallmark. Each piece is individually made from my own designs which means that although I may repeat designs, no two pieces are exactly alike.
Living in Newport on the Isle of Wight and working from a bench in my home, I am a relative newcomer to the jewellery world. I worked previously in publishing and retail so moving into jewellery design and production was a leap of faith for me. After taking a course at Quay Arts, here on the Isle of Wight, led by the charming and inspiring Rob Fenton and Kelly Yates of jewellers Union of Opposites, I quickly progressed to running my own business and am now in my fifth year.
I am a keen gardener, with a view of my garden from my workbench and this is reflected in much of my jewellery. Flowers, leaves and bees feature frequently and the changing seasons have inspired a range of seedhead and berry designs.
Ultimately I like my work to be of broad appeal and wearable in a variety of situations – from the everyday to the most special of occasions. My aim is to produce work that is subtle and classic while still retaining artistry and individuality.
My very best wishes, Dale Virginia x