Hiya, I'm Cara, the Arty Jeweller
🚢 I grew up in Birkenhead, a shipbuilding coastal town, which has always had a strong influence on my work. I studied Fine Art in the North East of England, another industrial coastal city. I moved to Manchester, again close to more water (the Bridgewater Canal). Spending over 10 years working in the arts education and gallery sector. I took time out to raise my children and recover from a long serious illness.
💎 I realised that I wouldn't be able to return to a full time job after my illness and also having two young children. So I pivoted and took the opportunity to retrain and go back to working with my hands and being creative. I directed my passion for sculpture and painting into creating jewellery. I took a year long course and learnt everything else from experimenting, reading books, watching YouTube videos and taking the odd class here and there.
🖌️ Through sketchbook work and materials experimentation, I design and craft all of my jewellery, taking inspiration from the places I have lived and landscapes I visited. Because I'm not a traditionally trained Jeweller, I feel unconstrained by the materials I choose to work with and the techniques I use. I like to mix modern and tradition craft making together, to create my own unique style.
🌊Where possible I use recycled materials and packaging and hope to raise awareness of ocean and nature conservation through some of my more Unique Collections.
💍 I love nothing more than creating custom pieces, working with a customer to create something personal and special for them. If his is something you would like to discuss please email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org