Cathy McCarthy's Profile

About

Hello I'm Cathy, welcome to my shop - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/cathymccarthydesigns

I am a contemporary jewellery designer/maker based in Hampshire, in the UK.

I studied 3 Dimensional Design at Portsmouth College of Art & Design in the early 1990's. I studied Jewellery and Silversmithing while living in Edinburgh and it during this course that I developed my love of using Sterling silver and started to find my own style and interests.

I am deeply inspired by my surroundings and this is reflected in my work. My designs are reflections of my every day observations of nature, the weather, shapes, textures and a love of detail.

Each piece of my jewellery begins as an original hand drawn sketch, which I then develop into a beautiful and…

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  • Female
  • Joined May 4, 2010

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Sterling silver, sterling silver findings, sterling silver chain, metal, white metal, silver, silver wire, silver sheet, handmade, 925

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CathyMcCarthyDesigns
Sterling silver jewellery handmade in the UK

About

Hello I'm Cathy, welcome to my shop - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/cathymccarthydesigns

I am a contemporary jewellery designer/maker based in Hampshire, in the UK.

I studied 3 Dimensional Design at Portsmouth College of Art & Design in the early 1990's. I studied Jewellery and Silversmithing while living in Edinburgh and it during this course that I developed my love of using Sterling silver and started to find my own style and interests.

I am deeply inspired by my surroundings and this is reflected in my work. My designs are reflections of my every day observations of nature, the weather, shapes, textures and a love of detail.

Each piece of my jewellery begins as an original hand drawn sketch, which I then develop into a beautiful and workable design idea.

I have a passion for creating high quality pieces which can be worn every day and loved for ever. I choose to use precious metals for my work and I particularly enjoy working with Sterling silver.

I am attracted to using designs with simple silhouette shapes and beautiful contrasting detail. I feel that this detail really brings my work to life and adds a wonderful dimension to each design.

I enjoy sharing my passion for making jewellery by running workshops at the lovely Rum’s Eg Gallery in Romsey, Hampshire. I have a dedicated Facebook page with workshop details if you are interested in learning a new skill and would like to find out more. https://www.facebook.com/cathymccarthysilverjewelleryclasses.

I am a member of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) and also the ACJ Wessex branch where I am also a committee member.

If you would like to find out more about what's new and what's happening with Cathy McCarthy Designs here are some options for keeping up to date:

https://www.facebook.com/cathymccarthyjewellery
http://twitter.com/cathmccarthy925
https://instagram.com/cathymccarthyjewellery/

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