I like to use stone beads in a natural or close-to-natural state; to mix them with precious metals; to play with colour, form and texture. I use sterling silver, some gold and copper to go with the beads, and I also work in forged silver, sometimes with gold added. I love the idea that all these beautiful stones and metals are in the ground under our feet as we go about our daily lives, and the connection that we make with the earth when we wear them.

I get many of my beads from a beadmaker called Andy Sanders (www.isellbeads.co.uk) who shares my love of natural stones and knows where to find them.

Commissions are welcome – just get in touch with your ideas/requirements.

As you can see, some of my pieces are made with beach pebbles. If you have pebbles you have collected and now wonder what to do with, why not let me turn them into jewellery for you? Pebbles become gently polished when worn against the skin, bringing out the markings and making them look like they did in the sea when you found them. They make beautiful, unique and personal jewellery.

My pieces are all one-offs, but I do have a range of fine multi-stone necklaces, bracelets and earrings that are similar, although each one is individual.

Bristol Guild, 68 Park St, Bristol, BS1
The Silver Shop, 72 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5BB
Speak Out Boutique, Hydra, Greece
Moonflower, 55 High St, Stroud, Glos, GL5 1AS
Bluestone Gallery, 8 Old Swan Yard, Devizes, Wilts, SN10 1AT
Amulet Boutique, 20 Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6.
SEED, Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge St, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BB.
E-mail: beth@bethrichmond.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)117 9736916


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