The making of the Muse collection

"BIG BOLD, COLOURFUL STATEMENT JEWELS."



Back in January I started sketching , often into the early hours pages and pages of designs slightly reminiscent of designs I made for Jean Muir in the 1980's . Recreating for now . Strong jewellery for strong women. From paper to cardboard to thin pewter foil covering every work top in the studio with ideas . Hard decisions to choose my favourite . Then off to the factory - up North , the workshop of the world, for the expertise of Kevin the Brummie to make the moulds ready for that lovely moment when liquid pewter is poured and becomes solid .


Behind the scenes at the Gill Clement studio. 

Behind the scenes at the Gill Clement studio. 


Back and forward , check and perfect . Meantime the stones arrive from Swarovski , amazing colours reflecting light now cover the studio from blush and turquoise to deep smokey blues and topaz.

The colour stories are placed together, subtlety and jarringly . Finally after months of work the pieces take shape and the Muse Collection is born!

Drawing out the designs of the muse collections. 

Drawing out the designs of the muse collections. 


And then I phoned image maker Ryan Bater, I have been watching his work develop confidently over a few years. We met at the studio , we talked and talked about likes and dislikes . About images, about work . A meeting of minds ,it was a good meeting. The brief was decided. A shoot in London, on location, on the street ,in cafes, wherever was felt right.

Ryan found Charli - perfection for the brand , natural and ballsy . Hayley Durrant for the styling , his trusted team. They got it . I totally believed in Ryan and gave him the freedom to translate conversation into images . He surpassed my expectations - his work was superb . Charli a natural beauty, so well styled by Hayley, moments captured by Ryan. Looking forward to working together on future projects .

The making of the muse collection in the studio. 

The making of the muse collection in the studio. 

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