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Butterflies, Swans, Stars and Tiaras: An interview with beaded jewellery designer Clara Francis

In this super inspiring interview jewellery designer Clara Francis talks about her career, motherhood and plans for the future. With loads of wonderful photos and illustrations too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Clara Francis Necklace by Rebecca May Ilustration

Clara Francis Necklace by Rebecca May Illustration.

Clara Francis and I first spoke about doing an interview when she had just given birth to her youngest and I was pregnant with Snarfle... but somehow life as a new mum got in the way and it's only now, two years later, that I have finally been able to catch up with this super talented jewellery designer. Clara is self taught in the virtually lost art of beading, producing beautifully intricate but bold pieces that seem to take on a life of their own. Here she talks candidly about the swap from acting to making, how motherhood has changed her life, and her excitement about the production of a new bridal collection. She's a total inspiration.

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An interview with jewellery designer Katie Rowland

Using semi precious stones and fine metals, Katie Rowland creates bold jewellery inspired by mythological females.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Katie Rowland by Shivani Chavda. Katie Rowland won ‘New Jewellery Designer of the Year’ at the prestigious 2011 UK Jewellery Awards: not bad for someone who initially trained as a […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2012 Gala Awards Ceremony: Part One

Graduate Fashion Week 2012 came to a stylish climax with a celeb-filled Gala Awards Show on Wednesday 13 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Matthew Williamson by Ruth Joyce Twelve hundred students descend on Earls Court Two for Graduate Fashion Week every year. About a quarter of them get the opportunity to showcase their […]

Clemency – Je t’aime (moi non plus)

As the sun shines outside, Becca Kitson reviews Clemency's Spring Summer 2010 collection…

Written by Becca Kitson

Jacob Kimmie by Gemma Milly. I knew nothing about South African born Jacob Kimmie before reading Rachael Oku’s excellent interview with him on this very website, information pills posted just […]

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Disaya, Disaya, Disaya

With LFW fast approaching, contributor Stephanie looks at this label to see what all the fuss is about...

Written by Stephanie Ellis

Images throughout courtesy of Yan To, viagra drugs depicting the SS10 collection ‘One’. I recently came across your designs at the Iroquois press day and was amazed that your SS10 […]