Everyone has a favourite style or type of jewellery – perhaps an item they wouldn’t ever want to be without or something they are always drawn to in jewellery displays. So we decided to ask some of the London Jewellery School team about their jewellery favourites, must haves and obsessions, starting with marketing co-ordinator and tutor Bronagh Miskelly who is known for her love of a particular item.
Like most makers I’m a bit of a magpie and am easily distracted by something shiny, but if you really want to get my attention just show me a cuff (or perhaps a chunky bangle).
I’ve been trying to work out why I’m attracted to cuffs so much and put it down to three things:
- A misspent youth watching a lot of sci-fi. Cuffs and bracelets are the ultimate space age accessory.
- The fact that my sport is fencing. This has given me an interest in armour, archer’s bracers, etc – decorative arm items turn up quite a lot.
- But mainly I go for cuffs for practical reasons. I love dramatic, statement jewellery but a neck injury means I can’t wear heavy necklaces and big rings get in the way when I’m working in my favourite medium, yarn. So cuffs are my way of making a statement.
Here are a few of my favourite cuffs – some I own or have made and some are more aspirational or inspirational.
What is your go to piece of jewellery? Tell us or link to your favourite cuff images by commenting below.