Abbie is a jewellery designer/maker based just outside of Belfast. Originally, she studied graphic design at University of Ulster but a love of working with tools and materials brought a career change about in 2001. She has attended various silversmithing courses but is mostly self-taught and driven by a passion for experimentation.
Abbie’s silver jewellery is inspired by all kinds of gnarled and twisted natural formations. Old contorted trees with strange growths and lichen for example.
Most jewellery begins as a hand sculpted model which is lost wax cast and finished using a variety of silversmithing techniques. Many pieces are set with gemstones.