Lesley Strickland is a British jeweller specialising in the use of cellulose acetate (derived from cotton oil) combined with sterling silver. The acetate can be layered into a wide range of patterns and can be manipulated into far more fluid forms than other types of plastics. Lesley’s passion for designing and making jewellery started in 1976 at The City Literary Institute in London. Since then she has continued to evolve and develop her personal style. Her inspiration comes from weathered, natural forms and sculptors of the 1950’s. The final finish of each piece is important to her, as she likes the wearer to have a very tactile relationship with her work.
The two guiding principles that Lesley applies to all her work are to strive for elegant simplicity and empathy with the wearer. This has enabled her to develop continuously fashionable, wearable jewellery.