Somerset Makes Christmas - Julia Thompson
Week one of getting to know local Somerset Makers. This week we are going to look at Julia Thompson's designer gold and silver jewellery.
"Inspired by idyllic surroundings and a childhood love of fabled rhymes, I create designer jewellery with narrative. Working with recycled silver and gold, my ‘Folklore’ collection play tribute to the moon and star gazing hare."
Based in rural Somerset England, Julia Thompson embraces living on the wild side allowing her idyllic surroundings to inspire much of her contemporary jewellery design. Unusual, full of narrative and ethical, Julia uses traditional hand fabrication techniques to create her designs working in recycled sterling silver and Fairtrade Gold. Adornments range from small silver trinkets, to large bespoke statement pieces of timeless natural elegance which incorporate a unique selection of hand-picked quartz gemstones presented in attractive branded eco packaging.
Julia is a member of The Somerset Guild of Craftsmen, a Fairtrade Registered jeweller, and in 2012 was awarded the British craft & design Selected Silver Award in Jewellery & Precious Metals.
This is just a selection of Julia's beautiful jewellery.
If you would like to find out more about Julia or for your digital copy of Somerset Makes Christmas 2017 catalogue please click on the image below.
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