My work in paper jewellery began when experimenting with paper making and paper manipulation while studying for a jewellery degree at Edinburgh College of Art. I found that I could acheive a spontaneous, light, tactile and colourful effect when working with paper.
Experimentation primarily began using specialist papers from Thailand, India and Japan, and old newspapers. Subsequently I started to use a manufactured paper commonly used in upholstery.
I combine the paper with fabric, felt, metal and cord using a variety of textile and jewellery techniques. I produce two ranges: large sculptural wearable art pieces and a commercial range of neckpieces, brooches and bangles.