MICHAEL PECKITT was selected as designer of the month for June 2004 by the Association of Contemporary Jewellery.
His jewellery is made from acrylic and anodised aluminium. The findings are handmade from silver or surgical stainless steel. Colour is high quality acrylic paint with gold and silver leaf.
"My training is in fine art painting and I have worked with colour in jewellery in order to bring my liking for colour and form into a size that may be worn. The work is intended to be worn as dynamic fine art. A sheet of acrylic is painted in layers over time and finished with two coats of varnish. The aluminium is anodised to accept dyes. It is then painted and sealed so that the colour is fixed permanently. With some acrylic pieces, I have worked the top surface to give depth to the work. All pieces have had handmade attention to achieve their individuality.