Tactile, textured, handmade silver jewellery.

Sheffield, England
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Janet Leitch

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About Janetleitchjewellery

Sales 16
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Coming full circle.

I started making jewellery when I was sixteen at night school, from there I went onto do a city and guilds in jewellery. the tutor there encouraged me to take a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing in Sheffield, where I still live. Until Five years ago, I taught Design and Technology for thirty years, a career I enjoyed but decided it was time for me to return to Jewellery.

In the last five years, I have met some inspiring jewellers who have encouraged and mentored me. My work has always been based on contrasting textures, even on my city and guilds course. My techniques have developed over the years, which I find fire my imagination into designing and experimenting with a range of materials.

My inspiration for my textures are taken from my surroundings, which in Sheffield can be anything from industrial, urban to the beautiful countryside we are surrounded by. My pieces are always developed to enhance the textures. My latest work uses a Korean technique of Keum Boo, which fuses 24 carat gold onto silver using heat and pressure.

Teaching Design for so long has hopefully given me the skill to design jewellery which is contemporary, but wearable. It has often been described as classy but edgy, a line I continue to use.

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