The Story of Quiddity Gifts

I’ve been fortunate enough to grow up in different countries and travel around the world; jewellery from all the places I’ve visited was the perfect souvenir to remind me of my adventures.  But my passion for collecting soon grew into the desire to make my own, and so began my love affair with jewellery design.

My studio is located in the heart of the Cheshire countryside surrounded by quaint villages.  My design style isn’t only influenced by England, but also by my travels: the bright colours of South American dress and culinary delights; the incorporation of stones, bones, and leather in Native Canadian crafts; the ancient swirls of metalwork in the ancient cultures of Egypt and Rome… I could continue, but you’ll just have to read my blog to find out more!

I believe that jewellery says a lot about the wearer.  It can highlight your personality or mood, coordinate with that new gorgeous outfit you just had to buy, give you the confidence needed in an interview…or on a first date!  Jewellery is powerful yet versatile, which is why I’ve dabbled with various techniques and materials.  I’ll be giving you some tips and tricks along the way, so don’t forget to subscribe!

My current collections for 2016 focus mainly on pendants and earrings made from recycled paper clay adorned with Tibetan Silver and Swarovski accents.  I love the contrast between nature and manmade elements.  This is also shown in my wirework around Isle of Wight slate, which has been treated to highlight its natural colours.  Whatever piece you choose, you can be assured that it is handmade and one of a kind, making the perfect gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself.

I pride myself on making affordable works of art with materials sourced both locally, and from around the globe.  When I’m not making my own beads from up-cycled paper or wood, I’m working with sparkling Swarovski crystals or semi-precious gemstones, including Indian Agate, Russian Amethyst and Taiwanese Jade, just to name a few!

I haven’t always been a jewellery designer, but now I’m following my dream of making individual items with a creative twist.  I hope you’ll join me on this journey, and hopefully find a few pieces you’ll love along the way.

 

Anisa 

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