Scarlett Willow Designs

Jewellery is like a biography ~ a story that tells the many chapters of our life

Ever since I was a little girl...

 My passion for jewellery started as a little girl, sifting through my mum’s jewellery box and draping pretty much all of it around my neck! It wasn’t just the sparkliness of the pieces that drew me to them, it was the story that each one nan’s pewter necklace she bought in Scotland...the strange furry brooch that I think was dog shaped inherited from a distant relative...Great Aunt Dodo’s fabulous string of pearls...the cameo set that my dad had bought...

Created by hand, each design begins with a little piece of my story. My inspiration for the jewellery you will see comes from nature, the forest that I walk in every day with my dogs, the river that flows at the bottom of my road and my countless trips to the coast. As the necklace or ring leaves for it’s new owner, I wonder what story it will tell in the future...



Behind The Scenes

 I moved into my current workshop in May 2016 and compared to my previous workshop, it’s a palace! I used to work in the attic of my old house but when we moved, top of the list for me was a ground floor space with a view!

Sitting at the bench, looking out over the garden is where all my creating takes place, often joined by a naughty Burmese cat who likes to sit in the bench skin that is supposed to catch any dropped items. She seems to think it’s a fantastic place to sleep! You might also find a very large dog curled up by the door to the garden... My workshop seems to have many of the characteristics of others I’ve been to, freezing in the Winter, baking in the Summer! There has been more than one occasion where I’m either covered in layers with the log burner blazing yet still being able to see my breath or so hot that soldering is an impossibility and wanting to dive into the koi fish pond! I wouldn’t have it any other way!

One thing any jeweller loves is tools and I’m no exception! The majority are quite old, bought second-hand from people who had bought them second-hand. I love to think about who owned them and wonder what they created with them. Right...better get back to work, although can you call it work when you love what you do? 

Love Jac x

I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.
— Elizabeth Taylor