David J Lilly

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“I love what I make, I hope you will too.”

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  • Andamooka Menhir Ring

    Andamooka Menhir Ring

    David J Lilly

    £185.00 1 in stock

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  • Azurite Malacite Menhir Ring

    Azurite Malacite Menhir Ring

    David J Lilly

    £189.00 1 in stock

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  • Lapis Lazuli Menhir Ring

    Lapis Lazuli Menhir Ring

    David J Lilly

    £189.00 1 in stock

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  • Moss Agate Menhir Ring

    Moss Agate Menhir Ring

    David J Lilly

    £189.00 1 in stock

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  • Lapis Lazuli Menhir Pendant

    Lapis Lazuli Menhir Pendant

    David J Lilly

    £125.00 1 in stock

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  • Pietersite Menhir Pendant

    Pietersite Menhir Pendant

    David J Lilly

    £125.00 1 in stock

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  • Blue Opal Menhir Brooch

    Blue Opal Menhir Brooch

    David J Lilly

    £149.00 1 in stock

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  • Bumblebee Jasper Double Menhir Brooch

    Bumblebee Jasper Double Men...

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    £145.00 1 in stock

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  • Boudler Opal Lozenge Chevron Brooch

    Boudler Opal Lozenge Chevro...

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    £99.00 1 in stock

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  • Boulder Opal Oblong Chevron brooch

    Boulder Opal Oblong Chevron...

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    £99.00 1 in stock

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  • Double Outline Ring Uno

    Double Outline Ring Uno

    David J Lilly

    £155.00 1 in stock

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  • Kron.

    Kron.

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    £320.00 1 in stock

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  • Erizo de

    Erizo de

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    £300.00 1 in stock

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  • Baleen

    Baleen

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    £420.00 1 in stock

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  • Welsh Calcite Brooch

    Welsh Calcite Brooch

    David J Lilly

    £69.00 1 in stock

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  • Spectrolite Menhir Gap Ring

    Spectrolite Menhir Gap Ring

    David J Lilly

    £115.00 1 in stock

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  • Sugilite Wing Ring or Pendant

    Sugilite Wing Ring or Pendant

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    £189.00 1 in stock

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  • Mookaite Jasper Wing Ring

    Mookaite Jasper Wing Ring

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    £165.00 1 in stock

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  • Blue Aventurine OutlIne Pendant

    Blue Aventurine OutlIne Pen...

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    £179.00 1 in stock

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  • Merlinte Flick Ring

    Merlinte Flick Ring

    David J Lilly

    £159.00 1 in stock

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  • Rhodonite Outline Pendant

    Rhodonite Outline Pendant

    David J Lilly

    £179.00 1 in stock

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  • Chalcopyrite Flick Ring

    Chalcopyrite Flick Ring

    David J Lilly

    £159.00 1 in stock

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  • Blue Matrix Boulder Opal Flick Ring

    Blue Matrix Boulder Opal Fl...

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    £110.00 1 in stock

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  • Lazulite Flick Ring

    Lazulite Flick Ring

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    £110.00 1 in stock

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  • Flcik Ring

    Flcik Ring

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    £65.00 1 in stock

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  • Silver and Mokume Gane Flick Ring

    Silver and Mokume Gane Flic...

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    £89.00 1 in stock

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  • Brass and Silver Flick Ring

    Brass and Silver Flick Ring

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    £85.00 1 in stock

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  • Brass and Silver Folded Flick Ring

    Brass and Silver Folded Fli...

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    £75.00 1 in stock

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  • Ocean Jasper Menhir Pendant

    Ocean Jasper Menhir Pendant

    David J Lilly

    £159.00 1 in stock

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  • Boulder Opal Menhir Pendant

    Boulder Opal Menhir Pendant

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    £175.00 1 in stock

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About David J Lilly

David J Lilly

My mother gave me my love of jewellery, she also gave me colourblindness - both were a blessing

I am colour-blind from birth. Born when colour-blindness was considered a limiting factor, I was discouraged from taking up an artistic career even though I loved drawing and creatiing things. It wasn’t until I was 45 and bolshy enough to give creativity a go in the form of stained glass.

After 12 years of working with stained glass; in 2018 I started working with copper in larger vessel forms using Charles Lewton-Brain’s fold-forming techniques which I had learned some years earlier. This lead to making copper jewellery and now I am loving designing and creating a variety of jewellery ranges that I feels suits both men and women. Copper is such an amazing metal to use, mind you so is sterling silver, then of course you have Mokume Gane which I use in the combination of nickel silver, copper and brass. All these metals whether combined or used singly are just so playful, mailable and yet strong; formable and yet fixed.

Then of course there are the jewels. I love colour and form and have since a very early age (when I collected Carnelians on the beaches of Dorset in southern England) had a fascination with gemstones. At the age of 9 or 10 I was given a small plastic pot of rough diamonds, rubies and sapphires - and I still have them today. I use a wide variety of gems in my jewellery which I mostly cut and polish myself. Doing this gives me great satisfaction and the ability to create the stones to the shapes and sizes I want to fit with the aesthetic of the pieces of jewellery I am making.

My artistic and creative interests have always been diverse, but sea creatures and brutalism are my current (2019) ones. I really enjoy the ideas that come in around both the fluidity of sea creatures and the structure of brutalist architecture, and love what comes out after hours of sketching and rubbing out and sketching again. If I’ve not rubbed out the eventual design a few dozen times then it’s probably not yet right. I was once told ‘draw everything first and keep drawing until the drawing tell you when to begin making’ it’s a very sensible rule to follow and I try and live by it when designing and making.

I hope that you enjoy my jewellery as much as I do and can see the delight I had while making each piece. If you’d like to let me know what you think I’d be delighted to hear what you have to say.

Thank you

David