Hi, I’m Nii - I have been making and designing Jewellery for many years, my inspiration was originally gained from many trips to the Far East and India, particularly spiritual Bali where I studied for several months under the renowned 70 year old Balinese master; Mr Wyan. During these years I decided to study formerly on an undergraduate Silversmithing & Jewellery Making degree course in Cornwall under the tutorage of Martin Page and Rebecca Walkett. This led to my invitiation to join the Getting Started course at Goldsmiths in London, where my “Jhumkas” have been showcased at the “Shine” exhibition.
My work is often focused around the technique of granulation, I find the application of delicate balls of silver and gold onto my pieces incredibly soothing. I enjoy making intricate, organic jewellery, encorporating Asian design and influences from the nature around me. I place each ball one by one, free flow design, and see where it takes me. I also enjoy making simple back to the roots jewellery, the joy of forging with wire and using old hammers for interesting textures and engraving patterns. Stone, precious and semi, play an important role in my jewellery making, in particular I love labradorite.. the Inuits folklore says it comes from the aurora borealis, and I can see why. I love making pieces that require weeks of patience, thought and planning around design. But, I also love making pieces that spontaneously come from my hands in a few hours.
A real value for me is to be able to make jewellery that is affordable for all, everyone deserves a bit of individual design luxury. So please keep this in mind when browsing my jewellery, and don’t be afraid to get in touch if you want to share dreams and ideas and bring them to reality.