Rachel Gannon: Handmade jewellery and cards

I make handmade jewellery and have been working with polymer clay and beads for the last 10 years. The fusion of my passion for hand crafted design and the techniques that I use, makes every piece of jewellery unique. In polymer clay I use a method called ‘mokume-gane’ which fuses several layers of different coloured polymer clay sheets together. Impressions are then made into the clay to create different patterns for items such as pendants, brooches and decorative buttons. I studied at Bradford college for an evening class in Jewellery Making with Precious Metals, and have begun designing work in sterling silver. My sterling silver and freshwater pearl designs are both beautiful and timeless. My other passion is designing and making handmade cards which is where I started getting into craft and I still love using papercraft and ink techniques to create individual cards.

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