Hi, my name is Siân Rookwood and I am a trainee architect (RIBA Part II qualified) and freelance jewellery designer-maker. I specialise in recycling and upcycling unusual objects and materials to create unique items of jewellery. My work is an attempt to change perceptions about what is beautiful and what isn't.
I was picked as the judges' favourite in the BBC2 series 'Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution' which aired in October 2012 and my Gaia Mantle was subsequently displayed in the V&A Shop, London.
If you would like to ask my anything, or commission something bespoke, simply drop me a line and I'll get back to you as soon as possible to discuss turning your ideas into a reality!
Steel industrial split washers are individually manipulated by hand, using traditional chainmail techniques to produce striking and wonderfully weighty jewellery. Two types of washer are used - brass plated steel and stainless steel.
High quality and strong YKK zips are shaped and hand sewn to produce statement, couture pieces - no glue in sight!
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1. © Carmen Götz | 2. © Carly Wong | 3. © Joe Prileszky | 4. © Joe Prileszky | 5. © Chris Yates