Meet The Maker – Amy Keeper

Amy Keeper - jeweller

Amy Keeper - jeweller

Having undertaken the City & Guilds Certificate and Diploma, Amy graduated from London Metropolitan University in June 2007. During her time there she developed an interest in using images in jewellery and particularly vintage postcards and photographs.

Small couple pendant on a string of pearls

Small couple pendant on a string of pearls

Amy incorporates the photographed characters from vintage postcards to make pieces of jewellery with a nostalgic aesthetic. Sometimes setting the images behind stones to include them as precious elements, and sometimes using photo-etching to create the suggestion of a modern cameo.

Couples kissing etched bracelet

Couples kissing photo-etched bracelet

Taking further inspiration from the messages written on the reverse of these postcards, Amy designs her jewellery to try to reflect the romantic sentiment with which they were originally sent, often incorporating the messages themselves. Amy often includes further semi-precious elements to her jewellery to give them a splash of colour with faceted garnets, or to add a touch of class with hand strung fresh water pearls. Pendants come either with sterling silver chains adorned with semi-precious beads or on strings of fresh water pearls, garnets or smoky quartz.

Votre Aime pendant

Votre Aime pendant

Amy has exhibited at a number of craft and jewellery fairs including, Treasure, Handmade in Britain, Made 09 & 10, bi-annually at Made in Clerkenwell for Craft Central and for London jewellery week 2011. Amy has also co-organised her first, high profile, independent exhibition, ‘14 carat’, exhibiting her own work and that of 13 other jewellers to great success. Last year Amy was selected as one of only 10 to exhibit at International Jewellery London as part of their kickstart stand and was selected by the Craft Council for Origin.

Votre Aime ring

Votre Aime silver ring

Heart Gallery adores Amy’s jewellery and we are certain you will too. Please call in for a chat if you would like to commission your own photograph into a piece of jewellery; a bespoke necklace just for you.

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