Jules Stenning Design
Jules and her husband Adrian live n the beautiful and very popular surfing village of Polzeath, North Cornwall, having spent years holidaying in the area. She has 2 older children, both creative as one did a Fine Art Degree, the other a Music degree! Her love of creativity moved her away from her career in nursing so she undertook Silversmith training in Bristol Spring 2016 and moved to her beloved Cornwall. She is now established as a quality jewellery designer in North Cornwall and a member of the Made in Cornwall Scheme. She is a Fairtrade Gold Registered Jeweller and a Member of the National Association of Jewellers. She makes her Jewellery in her garden workshop and sells mainly through Etsy.
All her jewellery designs begin and come to life in her garden workshop
She takes inspiration from many things, the natural world around her, things that she sees, the coast, places she’s been, and emotions she feels. Her work is influenced by the forms, colours, shapes and moods of the coast and beaches around her. “ Cornwall is a breath of fresh air; firing up my imagination and creative juices as I wander the cliff tops, walk along the beaches, and tip toe through the rock pools!”
Jules often makes her own chains which are asymmetrical
She individually cuts, solders and forms the links into an organic shape. She also has a love of texture and will use different hammering techniques to add different indentations to her silver or gold pieces. She has her own kiln and will hand fuse glass to set in Silver.
Her work concentrates on an Eco theme
She uses RECYCLED Sterling Silver (Eco Silver) and 9ct RECYCLED Gold (Eco Gold). She also works with 18ct Fairtrade Gold to create beautiful designs for the Eco Conscious using a range of techniques, mixing modern with ancient as she handcrafts individual pieces.
Her jewellery is HALLMARKED to British Standards at the Birmingham Assay Office
Selections of her work can be seen at Toe in the Water Gallery, Fowey, a gorgeous Gallery full of Artistic Talent on the way from the Car park to the quay. Etsy is her main online store. Buying Fairtrade Gold means that together, we can support small-scale miners, build a brighter future for themselves, their families and communities. More info can be found here www.fairtrade.org.uk