Kate Phipps - Jewellery
For as long as I can remember, I have loved jewellery. I love wearing, designing and making jewellery. I am passionate about creating jewellery that people love to wear.
I love working collaboratively with customers on bespoke designs. Making jewellery by hand gives me the freedom to customise my designs to meet your needs. I welcome commissions, including engagement and wedding jewellery and remodelling existing jewellery with sentimental value to give it a new lease of life.
I make jewellery using precious metals, pearls and semi-precious beads, using a blend of modern technologies and traditional jewellery making techniques. For example, I use stone setting and traditional metal fabrication techniques to apply textures to metal, create three-dimensional forms and cut shapes. The manual approach is enhanced through technology. I create laser-cut acrylic shapes for press forming metal into new forms. CAD software allows me to develop more complex designs and experiment with design ideas, creating and 3D-printed prototypes before making pieces in metal.
My pieces are wearable, contemporary and elegant.
I am registered as a Fairtrade goldsmith and am authorised to make jewellery from Fairtrade gold bullion. My jewellery is hallmarked at Birmingham Assay Office.