Just a little bit about Rock and Metal Boutique!
Paula Morris GIA AJP, DipSBA
I just love everything jewellery! I am a great collector of jewels and tools! I have been making jewellery using hand tools and traditional silversmithing techniques for several years now in my spare time, from my small workshop at home in Kent and this craft has become a huge passion for me. I started this craft by attending 'making silver jewellery & silversmithing' evening classes. I have also attended short courses and have self taught using books. Recently, I completed the Applied Jewellery Professional Diploma with the Gemological Institute of America.
I work with precious metals and gemstones and many of the items I make are 'one off' bespoke pieces, so if you have it no one else does!
I find old and ancient jewellery totally fascinating and it always has wonder and mystery about where it came from and who it once belonged to, 'what was its story?' So for me jewellery should last forever, a keepsake, a token of love and memories, to be re-discovered in times ahead.
My family are all very creative and we have always had a love for art and crafts. Having drawn and painted since I was a small child, I achieved in art at school and went on and studied botanical painting with the Society of Botanical Artists achieving a Diploma in Botanical Painting. This wonderful craft, which I also continue to enjoy, has given me the basis for recognising the attention to detail and patience making jewellery requires.
Rock and Metal Boutique style is bohemian influenced, although I very much follow the rules, I do like to do things my own way! My designs are full of colour and I love putting gemstones together, mixing colours and layering items. I try to avoid too much of the mainstream, so here you may find something a little bit different or unusual with personal touch and an eye for detail.
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