As a child my parents had a large haberdashery shop in a village in Hertfordshire. I think this is where my love of colour and creating came from. I spent many happy hours arranging and rearranging ribbons and wools on the shelves to create eye-catching colour schemes. I was always on the lookout for leftover bits and pieces to make something from; sadly my fascination then was to make clothes for my treasured troll collection!
I have spent most of my career caught up in the hustle and bustle of commuting to London to work in IT and Banking. When Colin became a young retiree we decided to spend the next five years travelling extensively throughout Australia, America, New Zealand and Canada on a series of home exchanges which has been an amazing experience. Whilst on our first trip to Australia a chance meeting with a jewellery designer during our three months in Melbourne enabled me to retrain and completely change the course of my career. My formal training has been carried out in Australia and the USA and I will continue specialist training here in England.
I love to design and handcraft contemporary necklaces, bracelets and earrings from semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, Swarovski pearls, Sterling silver, Balinese silver and beads. Travel has given us both so much inspiration for the designs we are creating and the whole Love Your Rocks ethos. We are always on the lookout for new or interesting stones and unique clasps.
Without all the support and encouragement I have received from Colin Love Your Rocks would not have happened. It helps he has been bitten by the bug of handpicking all of our beautiful gemstones, pearls and silver just as much as I have.
Alongside the designs already created we are able to offer a custom design service to work with you to create your special piece of jewellery incorporating the colours and style you desire. If you are looking for that uniquely special piece of jewellery for your wedding or any special occasion just give us a call or email us via contact us.
I hope you get as much pleasure wearing my pieces as I have from designing and making them.
Enjoy feeling good when someone says “I Love Your Rocks” or “I Love Your Pearls”.