About Rainbeau Jewellery
Having always been interested in design, from clothes to interiors, when I discovered jewellery making and design it seemed like a natural interest for me. I have always loved jewellery and this does not take up a lot of space - not like having to get out the sewing machine and spread material and patterns all over the dining room table! This was something that I could do in evenings, on which I could concentrate and stop thinking about work. It was good to do on a wet weekend when I wasn't with my horse.
As I learnt more about the ancient art of wire work, my hobby became a small business. I continue to increase my skills and love attending week long wire retreats with wonderful masters and fellow devotees of the art. After leaving my ‘day’ job in January 2017 I have devoted more time to making jewellery, which is much more relaxing than my corporate career!
All my jewellery items are one off pieces and most incorporate semi-precious gemstones with copper, silver plated or sterling silver wire.
I also love working with Scottish sea glass and sea pottery. Consider the piece of sea pottery in the picture. What was this part of before it landed in the sea? A vase, a platter, a jug? Who used it? What kind of life did they lead? I'll never know, but it's fascinating.