Thursday, 20 February 2014

Clare Lloyd - b gallery

Colour Design Jewellery by Clare Lloyd
Clare is a jewellery designer-maker working with a range of materials from precious metals through to polymer clays, resins, recycled plastic, glass, semi precious stones and vintage beads abd buttons.
Clare loves colour.  Colour is her inspiration and her obsession.  Using polymer clays (and occasionally resin clays) she blends and mix primary colours like paint to create as many different shades and tones as she can and then hand roll each bead.  She can never seem to recreate the same colour twice so each piece she makes is unique.  Polymer clay is a very versatile material and a lot of fun to work with.  It is light and comfortable to wear, it's also pretty tough and easy to look after.
Clare also loves working with precious metals and makes jewellery using traditional silver smithing techniques.  She is fascinated by texture and the different effects that can be achieved by hammering so a lot of her work in metal is a result of experiments with hammering techniques, reticulation and use of the rolling mill.  She sometimes use copper and gold in her designs and add a splash of colour with beads.  
Clare welcomes commissions and would love to hear from you if you have any designs in mind. 
You can follow her on Pintrest and Twitter and through her website for more information and new designs.

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