Showing the Contemporary Jewellery work by Jewellery Artists Crystal Clarke and Stuart Slater
Crystal Clarke Artist
Handmade Jewellery, Art, Decorative Metalwork using a variety of techniques in Mixed Media, Textiles, Chainmaille, Silver, Niobium, Titanium, Copper, Aluminium, Beads, Gemstones…
Each Piece is designed and handmade individually which guarantees an original piece of Jewellery, Art and Decorative Metalwork.
My Mixed Media Process
I use varied and recycled materials to create a sheet as my base, the same as I would have a sterling silver or copper base sheet.
I hand texture the sheet using various techniques and use a pierce saw for cutting out pieces which are further enhanced to create my mixed media jewellery in different designs.
I then use an air brush and/or hand brush to paint, building up layers of colour and effect in a similar way to a motorbike artist but on a smaller scale for jewellery.
Each piece of jewellery is designed and handmade individually by me which guarantees an original piece of jewellery art.
I get my inspiration from motorbike art and effects especially from my paint job I had done on my motorbike which is a crystal rainbow drusy effect.
I also get inspiration from the changing seasons displaying their array of beautiful colours and textures that nature bestows on us.
Crystal Clarke Brand
Jewellery Pieces have a Crystal Clarke branded makers tag and comes to you in a lovely Crystal Clarke branded gift box.
The precious metal jewellery over the legal weight is fully hallmarked with my personal makers mark (CC), this simply stands for Crystal Clarke. As well as my makers mark there is the date letter, metal purity, sterling silver mark plus the anchor denoting where the hallmarking took place which is the Birmingham Assay Office.
I have always been creative, went to Art College did an Art and Design Foundation Course and learned about Fashion and Textiles, Three Dimensional Design, Photography, Fine Art, Graphic Design and Art History. I have always had a passion for Crystals, Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Jewellery Making, Art and Crafts.
I love to Draw and Paint using Coloured Pencils, Watercolours and Acrylics.
The Crafts I also enjoy are Batik and Tie Dye and love doing my own Tie Dye T-Shirts, also Crochet and Knitting in which I was taught by my late nan at a very young age, I love to learn new techniques and experimenting with different materials.
Crafts that are on my list of learning and trying are Lampwork Glass Bead Making, Fused Glass, Candle Making in alsorts of different shapes (I love candles especially the fragrant ones) and Lapidary.
Handmade Silver and Copper Jewellery and Decorative Metalwork.
Stuart Slater makes decorative metalwork and different jewellery designs in the form of pendants, rings, bracelets, earrings using old silver cutlery, coins and silver and copper scrap pieces.
Everything Stuart creates is a 'one-off', unique and beautiful. He takes the old and discarded and transforms them into original, wearable pieces of jewellery and decorative metalwork.
Stuarts precious metal jewellery over the legal weight is fully hallmarked with his personal makers mark (SS), this simply stands for Stuart Slater. As well as his makers mark there is the date letter, metal purity, sterling silver mark plus the anchor denoting where the hallmarking took place which is the Birmingham Assay Office.
Stuart has a background in Steel Fabrication and Engineering. Up until his motorbike accident in January 2011 he was a fully coded Welder, has worked with metal for over 20 years.
Whilst recovering from his injuries he has been experimenting with Silver, Copper and Jewellery Making. Stuart has self taught himself the skills to manufacture jewellery.
Motorbikes, Motorbike Art, Motorbike Build and Repair, Rallies, Motorsport, Photography, Dog Walking, Cycling, Countryside, Nature, Wildlife, Seaside, Music.