Hello, I'm Gilly.
I make contemporary eco jewellery using recycled sterling silver, ethically sourced gemstones and reclaimed materials for my sustainable jewellery business, Rock and Petal.
I trained as a textile and surface pattern designer and over the years have been involved in creating artworks for film and TV, setting up and running several sustainable businesses as well as, more recently, crafting handmade accessories and jewellery from recycled materials.
Sustainability and the social and environmental impact of the jewellery industry is very important to me so I aim to use as little new material or powered tools as possible in creating my work.
Each item is carefully crafted by hand in limited quantities or as one-off pieces, using traditional methods of cutting, shaping and hand polishing.
As well as creating jewellery from 'new' recycled silver, I also source, reuse and deconstruct old items to create new and unique pieces that last.
I live in leafy South West London with my young family and Scottish terrier. My jewellery is inspired by the beauty and forms of the natural world, but with an alternative abstract and often geometric interpretation..
I hope you enjoy looking through my current collection and find something you might like. Additionally, please contact me with any enquiries regarding special commissions.