Emily’s work intends to encapsulate a semblance of sentimentality for the wearer, for example her lockets could contain the owner’s desired secret object. They are made from sterling silver with recycled 9ct gold safety chains and cast bone t-bar fastenings.
Emily can also personalise the outside of the locket by using a map of your own locality. The cylindrical lockets are etched with maps so you can pick a place that has a particular sentimental value which is a beautiful idea.
With her glass vessels Emily curates a microcosm of categorisation and observation, containing little creatures to inspect closer, as an amateur Victorian collector would do in a Wunderkammer or cabinet or curiosity.
Emily also casts and hand forms a selection of Victorian objects of ritual and remembrance. Creating such carbon copies lessens their sentimental value, but allows the objects to be appreciated purely for their delicacy and aesthetic.
Emily’s aim is to produce pieces of hand crafted, wearable jewellery that are unique. All her pieces are completely bespoke and she only uses recycled precious metals and found objects where possible to make the individual pieces as ethical and sustainable as possible – something I wish would be done more often.
If Emily was not making gorgeous jewellery for a living she says she would without a doubt working for a film company in costume or props…..perhaps with a sideline in taxidermy!
Emily was once asked which celebrity she would love to see wearing her designs to a big event and she felt that someone eccentric like Daphne Guinness or Helena Bonham Carter would really do her nostalgic jewellery justice. I sincerely hope one day this happens for Emily so will be keeping my eye closely on that red carpet in the future!