‘Memory Map’ Jewellery

I have been continuing my fascination with the idea of memories, emotions, hopes and dreams being able to be encapsulated in a piece of jewellery. These new pieces have continued to develop this theme. Jewellery with meaning in celebration or remembrance, to inspire and define you.

Map of Memories Necklace - Brighton

Map of Memories Necklace – Brighton

Champleve enamel on sterling silver. 

Brighton is a very special place to my family and I. This Map of Memories necklace recalls many visits over the years, parking in Madeira Drive, walking along by the Wheel, up to the Brighton Pavilion in its green park, (one of my favourite places in the world,) and then back down to the sea to walk on the pier. I often seem to have been blessed with beautiful sunshine and a blue sky, even in winter so my Map of Memories Necklace symbolises the very best of days out in Brighton.

Map of Memories Necklace - London

Map of Memories Necklace – London

Champleve enamel on silver. This piece recalls misty wintery days on the Thames.

This Map of Memories necklace holds memories of many visits to London and trips down the river. Here we have embarked at Embankment and we travel down the river past Big Ben, the London Eye, St Paul’s cathedral, Tower Bridge and then the Gherkin Building. 

The edges of both these necklaces are irregular because memory is never perfect and the silver is shaped like pebbles to hold the fragments of special memories.

Precious Places Bracelet - Belfast

Precious Places Belfast Bracelet

I like the idea of a piece of jewellery holding memories of people and places. This is a map of the Northern Ireland coastline. A gold X marks where Belfast is. My son Kieran is at University here and I like to wear this bracelet and think of him.

Silver, 18ct gold, SOJE45, SOJE161B

Precious Places Brooch - Sorrento

Precious Places Sorrento Brooch

A map of the Italian coastline. A gold X marks Sorrento. This is a place which holds lots of happy memories for my family and I. The concave shape holds the memory as a secret, thus it appears decorative with only selected people understanding the meaning.

Silver, 18ct gold, SOJE45, SOJE161B