Eleanor Designs

Eleanor Watson

“Hand made, bespoke colourful jewellery you'll love to wear!”

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About Eleanor Designs

Eleanor Designs

I am a jeweller who loves colour and pattern, combining both in my collections of contemporary jewellery on The Jewellery Boat

My name is Eleanor Watson. I am a jeweller who loves to include colour and pattern in my creations. I have always enjoyed making things; my mother was very creative and resourceful teaching us to sew, knit, paint and make things from our "Doofer" cupboard, full of things that would "do for" something. When we were bored on a rainy day we'd empty the cupboard and make things with pipe cleaners, beads, sequins, felt, polystyrene trays, and all manner of materials.

I'd describe myself as a colour smith, I take photos of nature and my environment, especially when something strikes me as a beautiful combination of colours, textures and light. Working across a wide range of media including sterling silver, gold, semi precious stones, anodised aluminium, porcelain, fused glass and kiln enamel, I enjoy experimenting! My starting point can be anything from the colours and textures of moss and lichens, to the patterns on drain covers, or pebbles on the sea shore to gas towers or street graffiti! Our eyes are wonderful things and there is so much beauty in the world all around us every day.

I produce a wide range of gifts under the banner "The Jewellery Boat" and have another shop on Folksy called "The Porcelain Menagerie" where I sell decorations, buttons and porcelain jewellery. Search me out: see: Mollygosh

I teach jewellery making in Stoke Newington, London and I make individual private commissions for special occasions. I am happy to discuss ideas if you have something in mind.I look forward to hearing from you!