What does jewellery do for us?
Anarkik Creations Designer/ Makers share their thoughts

“Jewellery is an art form and speaks to a certain person. It is so personal, so it’s hard to define.” – Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist, Tayport- Scotland

What does jewellery do for us?
Necklace – Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist

Continuing from our previous blog post let’s dive a little deeper into the subject of buying jewellery for ourselves, by asking; what does jewellery do for us?

We spoke to our independent jeweller collective for their insights and found varying answers, but ultimately there was one common theme.

“It’s a way of communicating to the outside world. You convey an idea, a preference, which can lead to conversation, or communication without words, it conveys a feeling, an emotion. It can also just give a happy feeling for the person themselves if it is a colourful piece of jewellery. It can evoke a memory. In any case, the wearer is emotionally connected to the piece they have chosen.” – Birgit Laken Jeweller and Photographer, Haarlam, The Netherlands

What does jewellery do for us?
Jeweller, Birgit Laken

Contemporary jewellery is like a piece of artwork; it is so individualised. We wear it to feel confident, to comfort us, to stand out, to remember.

Choosing what’s right for you.

Choosing a piece for ourselves can also be a joyful process. If we are shopping at this lockdown moment, it’s online, and the positive aspect of that is the is room for digging around and browsing more than ever before, on social media and individual websites. You may come across an independent maker and see their story, and it speaks to you. Perhaps they offer a bespoke service, and you can collaborate with them on a more personal level. You might just really like a piece because to you, it is beautiful!

What does jewellery do for us?
Ann Marie Shillito in the workshop

Whatever the reason, we hope you find jewellery that you love.

“I think the individual sees contemporary jewellery as a completely different thing than others do.” – Ursula Guttman, Austria.

What does jewellery do for us?
Variation ring – Ann Marie Shillito. Glasses – her own!

To see more from these Designer- Makers click on the Anarkik Creations Community page

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