Handcrafted Jewelry Designer
Hi my name is Emily, I am a jewellery designer, silversmith and visual artist.
I handcraft charming, unconventional and fun fidget rings inspired by pop culture. Using precious metals and stones to help with ADHD, Anxiety, calming the mind, the list goes on and on. Each of my items is personal to the client and bespoke made.
My goal is to help those who are struggling internally to have a point of reference externally that is personal and beautiful. As a person who has struggled throughout life to make sense of the world around me, I want to help others in one of the ways that has helped me.
As far back as I can remember I have been creating 3D mixed media art, I destroyed many tables, table mats, chairs etc, as you can imagine it has been a chaotic journey for everyone involved.
Because of my chaotic nature and my specific interests, I struggled in school, the classic “she is bright but lazy” came up numerous times before I was 10 which led to a diagnosis of ADHD, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia. Having an early diagnosis helped with coping in school and my mum helped so much with the academic side and found ways to make me interested so that I could pass my exams.
My interest in fashion really came to the forefront in my teenage years when I experimented with many different fashion styles, some more successful than others. I really do hate looking back at those photos but at the same time I wouldn’t be me without going through those stages.
After my GCSEs I went straight to art college and studied for a National Diploma in Art and Design at the Arts University of Bournemouth where I stayed and went on to obtain a degree in Costume for Screen and Stage. After university I worked in bridal as a pattern cutter where I learnt a lot and really honed my skills in pattern drafting but this was not my passion.
I have always loved Japan especially the futuristic Tokyo fashion scene so when my time in bridal came to an end, I decided to do my own alternative fashion brand taking inspiration from the street styles found in Harajuku. I went to some amazing places and met some awesome people however this was not to last due to being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
I lost a big part of myself, and I stopped caring about creating, fashion and all the things that I really loved to do. I could not carry on like that as having ADHD makes me restless and impulsive. I like these parts of myself but it comes with problems, so I did a lot of counselling, NCBT and CBT which made me really interested in mental health management and realised some of the symptoms I was struggling with that I blamed on MS was actually my ADHD symptoms.
It has been a long Journey but I am in a place now where I can use my skills and life experience to help those who are in a similar situation to myself.
Thank you for reading and I can not wait to work with you
Emily for Tornados and Trinkets