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  • Everything Changes

    At Pebbles we are constantly on the look out for new and inspiring jewellery designers.

    Our pieces reflect the fact that we love to showcase the very best of new jewellery designs from Britain and beyond.  Therefore our ranges are ever evolving.

    Unfortunately we no longer stock the designer/range you were looking for but I am sure you will find an exciting alternative from one of our other brilliant jewellery designers.

    However if you still can not find exactly what you are looking for please phone me on 01506 826863 or email danielle@pebblesjewellery.co.uk and I will be very happy to help you out.

    Danielle x

     

  • Treasure Winners Showcased at Pebbles for Edinburgh Fringe Festival

    Here at Pebbles we are delighted to be showcasing the work of not one, not two but three award winning up and coming jewellery designers, Claire English, Clarice Price-Thomas and OAK Fine Jewellery for the duration of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    Claire English is a contemporary jewellery designer working from London.  The Special Jewellery Company is the realisation of Claire's dream to establish an unmistakably English luxury fashion jewellery brand.

    Jewellery designed by Claire combines her interest in curios, collage and fine craftsmanship with a witty, irreverent and playful deisgn.

    Claire English Smouldering Spent Necklace with Rubies £150

    Clarice Price Thomas is an award winning jewellery designer working from London who is fast becoming known for her unique and contemporary designs, technical ability and attention to detail.

    Growing up as the daughter of a watch and clock maker, Clarice designs jewellery which combines her interst in machinery, movements, mechanisms and antiques, with an innovative, unique and elegant design philosophy.

    Clarice Price Thomas Cog Earrings £54

    OAK embodies strength luxury and beautiful design whilst bringing together a love of fashion with jewellery that can be worn for generations.

    OAK fine jewellery takes inspiration from history, through style, form and concept.  These details are brought forward into designs that have a contemporary edge, to be worn now and passed on for the future.

    OAK Our Love Will Bloom Ring £70

    If you are in Edinburgh soaking up the festival atmosphere or going to see a show or two, pop in (9 Jeffrey Street) to see the full collections from these up and coming British jewellery designers and of course lots of others!

    See you soon

    Danielle x

  • Bex Bardon - Best Of British Designers Interview

    As part of our Best Of British Designers celebration I got the opportunity to interview our wonderful British jewellery designers.

    Today our featured British designer is Bex Bardon -

    Bex Bardon is a self-confessed jewellery-aholic!

    "I once read somewhere about the body being a blank canvas, that's just how I had  always seen myself- a canvas to be adorned. I've always been interested in  adornment in every form. I love jewellery and clothing to more extreme permanent  expressions in tattoos and piercings. People are absolutely fascinating in the  way that they choose to express themselves by what they are wearing. I find  gothic and punk fashion especially liberating, it's fun, exciting and sexy in  different ways. My jewellery range at the moment shows this, it's chunky  statement jewellery."

    Bex is based in West Yorkshire and runs her business from her workshop there.

    Why did you decide to work in jewellery design?

    'I decided I wanted to be a jewellery designer/maker when I was quite young, this is all I ever imagined doing and it's all I ever want to do!  I have such freedom, its so exciting to make whatever I want to.'

    What was the first piece of jewellery you made?

    'I went through a phase of making brooches when I was little!  The first serious jewellery I made was wedding jewellery for a friend.'

    What is your biggest inspiration?

    'The thing that inspires me most is punk fashion.'

    Who do you admire most in the jewellery industry?

    'This is a really tough one because there are so many amazing jewellers, its hard to narrow it down!  I love Marta Mattsson's work, its so quirky and unusual and a bit gross!'

    and finally which celebrity (past or present) would you love to see wearing one of your designs?

    'It has to be Siouxsie from Siouxsie and the Banshees.  I can really imagine her in my work, it would be amazing if she modelled my work......... maybe some day!'

    For today only you can get your hands on your own piece of Bex Bardon jewellery with 15% off! Simply enter BEX15 at the checkout for your discount to be applied.

    Danielle x

  • Jessica Flinn - Best Of British Designers Interview

    As part of our Best Of British Designers celebration I got the opportunity to interview our wonderful British jewellery designers.

    Today our featured British designer is Sheffield based Jessica Flinn -

    Jessica's passion for jewellery started in 2007 when she applied to university. She wanted to combine her love of art with learning a practical 'hands on' skill.  In January 2009 she took part in an educational exchange to Seoul, South Korea - an experience that influences her designs.  After specialising in Silver in her final year of university she went on the set up her own company Jessica Flinn Designs in May 2010.

    Every single piece from her collections has been designed in Sheffield, manufactured on site and using local businesses; and is always hand finished.

    Why did you decide to work in jewellery design?

    'I wanted to combine my love of art with a physical skill - jewellery seemed like the best mix of the two.'

    What was the first piece of jewellery you made?

    'I made a brooch at university, it was a little car which I lost wax cast.  I thought it was brilliant; my lecturers on the other hand couldn't see how it was connected to our "buildings architecture" as the breif stated - oops!'

    What is your biggest inspiration?

    'My friends, family and partner Ollie - sounds cheesey but at the end of the day it's all for them!'

    Who do you admire most in the jewellery industry?

    'I admire successful jewellery designers.  I hope to be like them one day!  I admire designers such as Babette Wasserman - a keen eye and a business head!'

    and finally which celebrity (past or present) would you love to see wearing one of your designs?

    'I'm a royal family fan - anything British is great by me so ideally it would be Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge).  I like her so much I even designed a range of stainless steel cuffs in dedication to her!'

    For today only you can get your hands on your own piece of Jessica Flinn jewellery with 15% off!  Simply enter JESS15 at the checkout for your discount to be applied.

    Danielle x

  • Kim Mitchell - Best Of British Designers Interview

    As part of our Best Of British Designers celebration I got the opportunity to interview our wonderful British jewellery designers.

    Today our featured British designer is Edinburgh based Kim Mitchell -

    Kim graduated in 2010 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design with an Honours Degree in Jewellery and Metal Design. Since then she has been working in her home city of Edinburgh, creating hand crafted sterling silver jewellery using a variety of both traditional and modern silversmithing techniques.

    Why did you decide to work in jewellery design?

    'At university I discovered how much I love working in 3D - and with metal.  I love designing and making something that people can have fun with and will last forever.'

    What was the first piece of jewellery you made?

    'My first piece of jewellery was a large round silver and brass brooch which I gave to my Granny as a gift.  We were asked to use a mixture of materials so I set a piece of green sea glass next to a silver flower silhouette.  It's a similar theme to the work I do now so its interesting to look back and see how your style develops.'

    What is your biggest inspiration?

    'My work is mainly influenced by nature, in particular flowers and trees.  I am inspired by the shadows thrown by their shapes and try to capture this in metal.'

    Who do you admire most in the jewellery industry?

    'I love Italian goldsmith Giovanni Corvaja.  His work is absolutely stunning and really challenges what is believed possible in goldsmithing techniques.  I also love going to see the Degree Shows and am always amazed by the work of new British designers.'

    and finally, which celebrity (past or present) would you love to see wearing one of your designs?

    'I would love to see my designs on the red carpet, on someone like Sienna Miller or Emma Watson and of course Kate Middleton.  It would be even better if it was a special gift from Will!'

    For today only you can get your hands on your own piece of Kim Mitchell jewellery with 15% off!  Simply enter KIM15 at the checkout for your discount to be applied.

    Danielle x

  • Cara Tonkin - Best Of British Designers Interview

    As part of our Best Of British Designers celebration I got the opportunity to interview our wonderful British jewellery designers.

    We are continuing today with the very talented Cara Tonkin -

    With a focus on innovative and modern design, Cara Tonkin creates jewellery that explores her fascination with cultural and historical symbolism.  Her elegant pieces relate to themes of decadence, mysticism and the exotic.

    Why did you decide to work in jewellery design?

    'I was interested in many other aspects of art and design and almost went down the fashion/textiles route, but I decided on jewellery as I wanted to learn a craft.  The challenge of working with metal was massively appealing to me.  There's just so much you can do with it as a material.  Jewellery is precious and everlasting, it is used to express emotion and identity and often carries a great amount of sentimentality.  It is wonderful making pieces which you know will be treasured for years to come.  Essentially though, I am just a magpie in love with all things intricate and sparkly.'

    What was the first piece of jewellery you made?

    'When I was younger, me and my friends used to go to The Bead Shop in the Brighton Lanes.  We would spend hours picking out selections of beads and putting them in little wicker baskets ready to take to the till.  I think the first piece of jewellery I amde would have been a beaded friendship bracelet, which I then ties to my wrist and kept on until the string had worn out and it fell off.'

    What is your biggest inspiration?

    'I have always had an infatuation with the Art Nouveau/Art Deco periods which ran from around 1900 - 1930.  It was a period rich with romantic, symbolic and exotic iconography.  Artists set about creating a dream like world inspired by sinous natural forms, fairy tales, religion and fantasy.  I love the decadence of it and the emphasis that was put on making everyday objects into works of art.'

    Who do you admire most in the jewellery industry?

    'I would have to say Shaun Leane, and in particular the collaborations for catwalk he did with Alexander McQueen.  They are some of the most amazingly powerful and emotive objects I have ever seen and the craftsmanship involved in making his pieces is incredible.'

    and finally which celebrity (past or present) would you love to see wearing one of your designs?

    'It would have to be the iconic femme fatale, Marchesa Luisa Casati.  She was Europe's most notorious celebrity for the first three decades of the twentieth century,  She wore live snakes as jewellery and was infamous for her evening strolls, naked beneath her furs whilest parading cheetas on diamond-studded leashes.  Everywhere she went, she set trends and inspired.  She adorned her self with the jewels of Lalique who is one of my most admired artists and directly inspired the famed 'Panther' design for Cartier.'

    For today only you can get your hands on your own piece of Cara Tonkin jewellery with 15% off!  Simply enter CARA15 at the checkout for your discount to be applied.

    Danielle x

  • Tara Kirkpatrick - Best Of British Designers Interview

    As part of our Best Of British Designers celebration I got the opportunity to interview our wonderful British jewellery designers.

    First up Tara Kirkpatrick -

    Tara studied at Birmingham School of Jewellery and London Guildhall University before spending time teaching jewellery making in the USA.  Tara moved back to the North West of England in 1996 and she had further training working with a goldsmith in Stockton Heath before she moved to Manchester.

    Why did you decide to work in jewellery design?

    'I wasn't sure what I wanted to do all the time I was growing up and then at 17 while passing a boutique craft jeweller I said casually to my mum I fancy making jewellery.  She pounced on this and by the afternoon showed me information about a jewellery course, and the rest, as they say, is history!'

    What was the first piece of jewellery you made?

    'At school in metalwork I made an etched steel pendant and an enamelled copper pendant, not sure which I did first but my mum wore the steel pendant many times, as proud mums do.'

    What is your biggest inspiration?

    'I have always found this the most difficult question to answer as I don't really know; I always think just being happy.  I think people buying my work inspires me as I think oh great somebody liked it.'

    Who do you admire most in the jewellery industry?

    'Gerda Flockinger because she was making unusual wearable jewellery, in what today we consider a contemporary style, before anyone else and even though she's no longer a spring chicken she is still in demand and making jewellery.'

    and finally which celebrity (past or present) would you love to see wearing one of your designs?

    'Syliva Pankhurst as I am grateful to all of the suffragettes but in particular I admire Sylvia for her continued social work helping women, she also trained as an artist at Manchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art.'

    Today we are offering you an exclusive 15% off all of Tara's jewellery, simply enter Tara15 at the checkout for your discount to be applied.

    Danielle x

  • Best Of British Designers Month Kicks Off

    If ever there was a time to celebrate all things British 2012 is the year!

    As if you need reminding it is a very exciting year with the Queens Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, the eyes of the world are on Britain.

    Here at Pebbles we are very proud to showcase the very best of British jewellery design and craftsmanship.

    For the month of June we will be giving you a glimpse into the world of a British jewellery designer, what is their biggest inspiration?  Who would the love to see wearing one of their pieces?

    Also look out for very special limited time offers from each of our featured designers.

    Danielle x

    PS  Look out for the Union Jack on our website and in Pebbles Bo'ness and Edinburgh to indicate you are buying the very best of British jewellery design.

     

  • Tatty Devine jewellery is here!

    WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Tatty Devine has arrived at Pebbles Bo'ness!

    I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the quirky, unmistakable, cult classic of British fashion Tatty Devine jewellery and boy I was NOT disappointed!

    As soon as I opened the delivery  I was faced with loads of black boxes with Tatty Devines silver logo twinkling at me, I couldn't wait to dive in and see what goodies Val and Kevin had ordered!

    Tatty

    Tatty Devine is Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine.  They set up the company in 1999, and still run it completely independently. Tatty Devine has become a cult classic of British  fashion with its witty, offbeat designs.

    Tatty

    Modern and unmistakable, the colourful British label is independently run with a loyal cult following made up of East London's style conscious fashion types.

    Popular in Japan, America, Australia and Europe, Tatty Devine has always attracted people with their own unique sense of style.

    Tatty

    'We're proud to represent British design around the world' says Rosie.  And as Tatty Devine continues to grow from a grassroots DIY company into a worldwide brand, Harriet adds 'we've always been motivated by fun and independence.'

    Tattty

    Now this is usually when I would tell you all about my favourite piece, but as there are so many and one sold as soon as I showed our Facebook friends yesterday, here is my favourite of the moment! The Tatty Devine - Trapeze Necklace.

    Tatty

    I love the fun aspect of this handmade perspex necklace, the black silhouette and the thoughts and memories of the circus.

    Danielle x

  • Self confessed jewellery - aholic Bex Bardon arrives at Pebbles

    When I first saw the pictures of funky British designer Bex Bardon jewellery that Val and Kevin brought back from the British Craft Trade Fair, I couldn't wait to see her jewellery in real life!  I was definitely not disappointed when her handmade pieces arrived!

    Bex Bardon is a self confessed jewellery-aholic!

     

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    She has always been fascinated to the point of obsession with looking at jewellery/accessories to see how they were put together and what techniques were used.  She has always been attracted to sparkly gems, collecting beads, gemstones and interesting objects to incorporate into designs and spends much of her time sketching and putting together new pieces.

     

    Bex

     

    After completing 2 qualifications in jewellery and silversmithing she went on to complete a City and Guilds level 3 in jewellery and silvermithing.  She is based in West Yorkshire and runs her business from her workshop there.

     

    Bex

     My favourite piece has to be Bex's funky punky multi link necklace.  It has everything!  I love the hammered silver hoops that reflect the light subtly as you move, the layered look and most of all I love the number of outfits I could wear it with (jeans, workwear, dress.........).

    Bex

    Danielle x

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