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SKYLARK STORY

I'm Sarah, founder of Skylark Jewellery. I believe whether we are bold and fearless or quiet and shy, we all have our song. My jewellery is about helping you sing yours...

 

specialise in bespoke commission pieces, translating your stories into individual jewellery full of meaning and love. I also create two ready-to-wear collections a year.

 

My work is inspired by the natural world and always tells a story. Be-it a quiet reminder of the peace, strength and beauty to be found in nature or capturing a personal moment in time for a precious commission piece. 

 

Skylark is earthed in strong eco credentials, using recycled silver and gold and ethically sourced gemstones.

My vision is to create jewellery which celebrates the joy of nature, makes you feel good and doesn't 'cost' the earth.

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THE CREATOR

I’m a Cotswolds based artist, creating contemporary jewellery using a blend of traditional and experimental silver smithing techniques.

This artistic focus is evident through my private commission work. Meaning, memories and messages are of key importance when exploring a new commission piece. Ideas and thoughts are then translated into something beautiful.

 

The thinking though, remains important and each piece is accompanied by a hand written letter from me to share the inspiration behind the bespoke piece of jewellery. My clients always tell me that the letter is as precious as the jewellery itself. 

I love being in the outdoors, close to nature and this is reflected in my bi-yearly collections. I often work directly with natural materials found near my studio in the countryside in the heart of England or from the beaches in the South where I grew up.

 

Unique textures come to life from pressing molten silver and gold into charcoaled logs from the campfire, to form one-off nuggets. Fluid shapes appear when forging directly on pebbles from the beach. Small, dainty cups are created as air bubbles form around molten silver falling into a jam jar of water drawn from a stream.

 

Natural foraged materials come home with me from my everyday walks and find their way through my rolling mill or under a forging hammer. I am always intrigued to see what textures they will bring.

I like to marry these organic elements with traditionally set stones and familiar jewellery forms such as rings, brooches, necklaces and earrings. Creating something unique, yet familiar; an elegant piece of wearable art. 

About Sarah

SKYLARK

There’s a beautiful quote by the poet Kahlil Gibran;

 

''You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the Skylark not to sing?'' 

 

This really resonates with me and inspired the name of my business. These little unassuming birds might be passed by but for their beautiful song. I feel we all have our song, whether we are bold and fearless or quiet and shy and I want my jewellery to help whoever is wearing it to sing theirs.

‘Handmaking your song’ is what my business is about and I think it makes all the difference.

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Image: Tracey Glass

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