Oxfordshire Craft Guild

Rose Hallam - Member
email: rose.hallam@btopenworld.com
web: www.rose-hallam-jewellery.com

I paint wood, paper and card, and use photomontage, to make highly original jewellery. Colour and detail are essential to the work, which is both abstract and traditional in design. My beads are handmade from decorated card, and photos, each is hand rolled and has over ten coats of lacquer, leaving it highly durable and light to wear. The earring and necklace findings are sterling silver. I work with the seasons, and colours change throughout the year.

I am an exhibiting member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild, and sell my work through galleries and shops in Oxfordshire and beyond. My work has been selected for International Design competitions,

Wherever I sell my work I use images that reflect the area. In Cornwall the sea often features, whereas in Oxford it may be images of the river such as punts, and houseboats. Stained glass windows from local churches are regularly used.

I take commissions, including those that celebrate a special event, holiday, or occasion. A photograph supplied by the customer can be transformed into a personalised and highly original piece of jewellery whether it is cufflinks, a brooch, necklace or earrings.