Delicate nature jewellery and botanical home accessories. Handmade in the UK.
Welcome to Astrid and Rose. My name is Erica, I am a designer-maker based in rural Berkshire. I have always loved drawing and making things that are tiny, delicate, and exquisite. My creative journey in jewellery began with the idea of creating little charms and keepsakes for people; a part of their personal story, to wear close to the heart.
Inspired by old story books and poetry, I began to add words, poems and antique book illustrations to lockets. After a few friends asked me to make personalised pieces for weddings and birthday gifts, I decided to pursue jewellery making and silversmithing more seriously, and learn some of the wonderful creative processes in this field. One of the processes I fell in love with instantly is the lost wax casting technique, an art form that dates back to ancient times, where a piece is hand carved in jeweller's wax, and then cast in metal. I make intricate charms using this method, working with very fine carving and detailing tools.
I am lucky enough to live surrounded by the beautiful English countryside. The abundance of nature and the seasons inspire me, from pretty wildflowers to woodland creatures, I fill my sketchbook with drawings and ideas before embodying them into tiny whimsical miniatures.
I take inspiration from the romantic Victorian era, where people would wear sentimental jewellery to celebrate love, life, and friendship, or to mourn their lost loved ones. The secret language of these love tokens and cherished momentos is fascinating to me.
I feel strongly about sourcing materials from small or family run UK manufacturers as much as possible. I have worked hard in honing my techniques to make the quality of my products excellent, yet affordable.
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