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Kirsten Hendrich

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Kirsten Hendrich

My jewellery making journey...

I began jewellery making in 2005 after completing a foundation year at East Surrey College. I stepped into the workshop for a taster, and never left.

 

Since then I have attended two universities to complete my degree, completed over ten work placements, and countless short courses, which are a fantastic way to learn jewellery making.

3 Favourite Jewellery Making Techniques...

I started making handmade chains in 2007 - they were my first ever unique jewellery designs. I also love casting and good old hammer texturing - I love textured surfaces.

What excites me most about jewellery making...

Nothing is more rewarding that creating a brand new design - something you have madeyourself with your own hands, it’s such a buzz. Seeing other people wear your designs is also an amazing feeling.

Most inspired by...

I am inspired by my walks through the Surrey Hills- the beautiful wildlife and nature it presents and the natural textures. I like to base designs on hidden treasures within nature which are not usually explored or valued such as dandelion seeds and tree bark.

Claims to fame...

I was really thrilled to be commended in the Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards 2011 for my Dandelion designs.  I was also commended for my designs submitted for Pewter Live 2010.

Favourite creation, so far...

My most favourite design is my Billowing Dandelion Pendant, made as part of my final degree collection.

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