Clare Lloyd is another of our jeweller designers who joined the gallery at the start of this year. Here’s a bit of information about Clare’s colourful jewellery designs.
Clare is a designer-maker based in Somerset who 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.
Clare also makes a range of bespoke bridal accessories under the name of Vintage Button Bridal Designs.