Joanna Wakefield Jewellery
Designer jeweller based in York
On this page you are introduced to my work. Please scroll down to view and learn more about the ranges. If you'd like to purchase an item of jewellery you can go to my on-line shop where you can see further designs. You can also visit me at a future event, frequent one of my lovely independent stockists, or get in touch - I'd be so happy to help!
Haberdashery & textiles inspired
A collection of silver and gold jewellery inspired by a love of textiles and haberdashery that continues to grow and evolve.
You will find handmade cotton reels (uniquely hallmarked), and various silver button pieces,
both with changeable cotton thread colours. As well as thimbles, and vintage buttons that are re-loved and made into gorgeous pieces of jewellery. My newest work includes my 'Measured' range, inspired by the seamstresses tape measure, and a needle, which I handforged and had cast into silver and 9ct gold. I have been developing my pieces which are textured with vintage lace too, and I intend to experiment further with fabric and textiles in the months to come.
Vintage and found collections
An affinity for found objects and an eye for vintage treasure find expression in much of my work and are reflected in my presentation and display too. From vintage buttons to old keys and spoons I enjoy bringing an old and found object back to life and try to incorporate the symbolism behind them into the finished pieces too. My Key de la Vie range symbolisies opening new doors and positive change, and my Ceremonial spoon symbolises the gift of life and love. These objects are chosen from my collections which are mainly sourced from French brocantes, and then cast into solid silver. I love 'quirky' too, hence the tap top finds!
This area of my jewellery combines things that I love with contemporary everyday jewellery. From my Spirit range which is designed around the meaning of the circle, to turquoise and Eye of Shiva which are not only mesmerising gems but hold so many uplifting qualities. My Moon cycle jewellery are recent makes, reflecting my love for all things Moon and perfect for fellow selenophiles and my OM jewellery is perfect for my fellow Yogi friends. My hope is that a little gift or treat can be found in this happy selection of special jewellery.
Before I fully immersed myself in jewellery making I worked as a fair trade designer for over a decade. Not only did travelling with work to developing countries start my love for Asia, yoga and gemstones but it also developed my awareness in ethical ways of creating, making and living sustainably. So when working with precious metals I quickly became aware of my waste. I first started creating jewellery from my scraps and off cuts and more recently I have had my scraps melted down and traded it for eco silver in return. Here I endevour to create a different range of jewllery. Jewellery that is eco friendly, classical and wearable everyday, everywhere.
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