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JADE DUTTON – JEWELLERY DESIGNER/MAKER

Posted June 7th by Design Splat in Jewellery Designer, Jewellery Maker

Today we have some gorgeous and delicate jewellery pieces designed by Jade Dutton that are inspired by natural forms and shapes!

– Interview


Hi Jade and Welcome to Design Splat!

Lets get the readers straight in there… Tell us how did you get into hand-making jewellery?

I graduated from West Wales School of Arts in 2009, and have since been making hand embroidered Cuffs, Necklaces and brooches.

What inspires you and influences your designs?

The natural environment, and the patterns found within.

Which product is your personal favourite?

I’m now incorporating semi-precious beads into my work, and I think they give the piece something extra.  I don’t really have a favourite product, but enjoy the making process.

How long does it take to make one product?

Up to four days, I’m naturally quite a slow worker, and like to take my time designing the piece.

Do you see the market expanding for handmade jewellery products?

Definitely, people are rejecting the mass- produced for quality hand crafted goods.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Hopefully still making and evolving.  Maybe running small workshops, also exhibiting at major craft/design fairs.

Any new exciting products being added to jewellery collection?

I’m beginning to make brooches and possibly evening purses.

What drives you/gives you the ‘go’ to keep at it and do everything?

I’ve always been a creative, so its part of me, to want to keep making.  All disciplines of applied arts interests me, and I gain inspiration from going to various exhibitions and reading the Journals.

Does fame attract you?

No, I’m a quiet soul, although its rewarding to be acknowledged for your work.

How do you rate yourself as a jewellery designer/maker?

I would like study silversmith, as I don’t possess the skills a jeweller has.  I feel this would improve the finishing of my work.  I like to experiment with various textile techniques, and let my work naturally evolve.

What makes a good handmade product?

Skill, commitment to your chosen discipline.

Do you cater for custom designs?

Yes.

Where can we buy your products?

Through my website http://www.jadeduttonjewellery.com and send and enquiry.

Three words to describe yourself?

Adventurous, patient, hardworking.

Hobbies and other interests?

Travel, nature, music.

Favourite jewellery company?

Its not a company, but I very muck like Yoko Izawa’a knitted jewellery.  Also Nora Fok and her very sculptural creations.

Any tips and tricks you want to share with aspiring designers?

Passion for what you make is the key.  Look past the obvious, seek something new, fresh and original.

Tools of the trade?

Silver wire, glass beads, gem stones, fabric.

Best and worst product you have made?

I make mistakes, but thats part of the making process.

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Contact Info

Email: jed1078@live.com

Website: http://www.jadeduttonjewellery.com

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Some of Jade’s Fantastic work:

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One comment to... “JADE DUTTON – JEWELLERY DESIGNER/MAKER”
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Adrian Davies

I have been lucky enough to see Jade’s jewelry close up and it is really very beautiful.

Great interview 🙂




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