UK-based Australian designer, Charlotte Filshie creates statement jewellery using upcycled materials as a focus. With influences of Art Deco, geometric shapes and pattern and animals, Charlotte's pieces are unique, short run and often one of a kind.
Charlotte studied jewellery design in Australia and moved to London seeking adventure and travel. One of the classes Chalrotte took while studying was 'alternative materials' where you were to use materials not normally associated with jewellery to create wearable pieces. This spurred Charlotte's love of mixing metal and various materials.
After moving to an appartment in Melbourne, Charlotte had to adapt her jewellery so she could create it from home without the use of blow torches and larger tools. Using interior design and architectual samples that were destined for the bin, Charlotte adds metal and more conventional jewellery materials to create tactile pieces of jewellery. Past pieces have used leather, cork and even kitchen bench top samples.
Her current ranges focus on mixing wall-covering, vinyl and cork. The wall-covering samples are very tactile and patterned giving the pieces depth and intrigue.