Ocean Drift Studio
Ethical Jewellery Handcrafted in Cornwall
Handcrafted Jewellery inspired by nature, created with love & integrity using recycled precious metals, genuine sea glass & responsibly sourced gem stones.
Hello, my home and studio are based just a few miles from the Cathedral city of Truro. Living in this stunning part of the world is a privilege I rarely take for granted and the varied natural beauty of Cornwall provides me with a wealth of inspiration for my designs.
I often count my blessings whilst walking through open countryside, dense woodland or strolling on a wild, rugged beach. Creating jewellery is a passion that I find both rewarding and therapeutic at the same.
Most of my designs are a result of a specific idea in my head but occasionally others are born out of an organic process where the metal, heat or tools dictate the direction of the design, allowing me to explore new and exciting concepts.
The wonderful shapes and textures found within our natural world are reflected in my jewellery.
Often it’s the finer details that inspire me… the intricate structure of forest lichen or a flower seed-head, the soft curves of leaves and petals or the deep texture of rugged rocks and tree bark.
I love the contrasts of light and shadows and how they play with texture and form. Completely hand-crafted from scratch with meticulous attention to detail, I pride myself in creating each and every piece with love and integrity.
Creating timeless jewellery in a sustainable way is at the heart of Ocean Drift Studio. Seeking environmentally friendly alternatives is something I have practiced within my personal life for more than 20 years, so it was a natural progression to carry the same ethos into the studio and I continue to try and discover new ways of improving on this.
With focus on using recycled precious metals in my work which are sourced from trusted UK suppliers or from surplus off-cuts in the studio which I melt down and re-purpose. Adopting environmentally responsible methods in the workshop is vitally important to me and I prefer to avoid using toxic chemicals as part of the making and finishing process and favour using biodegradable and natural substances wherever possible.
Ensuring that your jewellery arrives securely & beautifully packaged is given the same consideration and attention to detail and my eco-friendly gift boxes, pretty tissue paper, notecards and postal boxes all consist of recycled, acid free and FSC certified materials, further helping to reduce my carbon footprint. Beautiful jewellery need not compromise our natural world.