As far back as I can remember, I've always been fascinated by insects. I'm drawn to the forms, colours, and patterns of insects, particularly stag beetles, so it seemed only natural for me to use them in my jewellery designs.
I adore the organic, fluid forms of the stag beetle's bodies and their ferocious, striking horns and bulging eyes. It has been so enjoyable observing the process of taking a dried out, dead insect and transforming it into a stunning piece of precious metal art....
I draw a lot of inspiration for my jewellery designs from nature, from delicate flowering buds, to the beautiful forms of insects and beetles. For my next collection, I decided to focus on animal skins, predominantly the skin of reptiles and sea creatures.
I absolutely love designing pieces which feel amazing to wear and hold, so I try to create jewellery with interesting textures and sometimes unusual forms.
The skin of so many different creatures can be incredibly intricate and detail...
It's been a long time coming, but I finally got around to creating a blog!
Here I'll be posting news about upcoming events, showing behind-the-scenes in my workshop, my inspiration and new designs, and I'll be showing how some of the lovely pieces from the Fou Jewellery collections are created.
Looking forward to sharing lots of exciting news and photos with everyone! :)