Helen Shere designs and makes silver jewellery inspired by her surroundings, finding delicate beauty, detail and charm in an urban environment.
The collections are mainly in silver with accents of copper or gold leaf for colour and depth and include delicate silver birds and leaves, intricate layered pendants along with detailed and illustrative stamped decoration. Techniques include fabrication, keum boo, using cast elements, stamping and oxidising.
"My jewellery draws on the themes of pattern and illustration and focuses mainly on the natural details found in my surroundings. I delight in noticing the tiny goings-on, the garden birds, the little leaves in the cracks, the beauty of the old brick walls and the effects of the changing seasons. I strive to capture these little moments of discovery and beauty as pieces of jewellery using simple but effective techniques.”