Janet Leitch JewelleryJanet Leitch
My work is based on contrasting textures, which are inspired by patterns in places I’ve been to, both natural and manmade. This is really apparent when I am talking to my customers as they say my work reminds them of memories which are personal to them. All my textures are created first, using a range of techniques and developed into jewellery which is both contemporary and wearable. Some pieces, I have enhanced the textures by oxidising them and combining the Korean technique of Keum Boo, which fuses 24-carat gold using heat and pressure. The oxidised silver is a really good contrast for the gold. This is the range I have really enjoyed developing during this strange year of 2020. I still have two other collections, my hammered range and the combined textured range.