I started making jewellery in around 2004 when I was gifted some simple beading tools after expressing an interest in jewellery making. Some years later, I won a jewellery workshop as a prize at a craft fair and I began to take regular classes. I became completely hooked on trying the many techniques available to make just (what I thought at the time was) a simple piece of jewellery. I now have my own studio and regularly attend craft fairs, artisan markets and pop up shops around London, often through the E17 Designers and Wanstead Makers.
I love to make individual pieces of handcrafted jewellery from solid metals, precious stones and upcycled materials. I create wearable jewellery and try to ensure that designs are stylish, fun, understated and eye-catching. Many of my pieces are one-of-a-kind as I believe that jewellery should be as unique and bespoke as the person wearing it. Many hours and a range of techniques are often needed to make just one piece.
I strive to keep my jewellery expertise fresh with new ideas and approaches, so I regularly attend workshops with fellow makers to continue to enrich my craft. This means my jewellery pieces are in constant flux and organically change as I grow and develop as an artist.
Please have a browse in my Collections, Sold Items and Shop and check out my Blog for interesting snippets about time spent in my studio or new pieces I am working on, as well as what I get up to when I am out and about. I am always delighted to take on commissions and make personalised pieces. If you look at my Events page you will be able to see my upcoming shows/markets. You may prefer to come along and try something on for size before purchasing.
Keeley Hogg, jewellery designer and maker
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