CHARLOTTE VERITY

Designer-maker of modern art jewellery, specialising in silver smithing and small scale hot glass techniques. Handmade in a purpose built studio. Outlets include Manchester Dazzle and Gill Wing Jewellery, Islington.

Artist's Statement

I am a designer-maker of modern art jewellery, specialising in silver smithing and small scale hot glass techniques. I am driven by a desire to create jewellery which provokes curiosity; my pieces are out of the ordinary and striking. I believe jewellery design is my ideal vocation as it can be an amalgamation of my major interests; metalwork, fashion, gemstones, art and design, glass, colour, and pattern. Making jewellery requires precision, and I find that having some scientific knowledge is a definite advantage.

My latest ‘Bubble’ collection is a development of a range of work which was inspired by my love of being is a vibrant city at night. I also draw inspiration from a variety of other areas, for example, the fashion industry, Haute Couture, Victorian style and gothic imagery and literature. These diverse and contrasting styles inspire me to develop pieces that are eclectic and sometimes extreme. I love to juxtapose vivid colours against monochromatic schemes, and incorporate intricate detail into my pieces. By using coloured glass components and gemstones I am able to maintain bright, colourful elements in my work. The jewellery items I offer for sale are handmade in a purpose built studio on my home premises in Manchester.

My current ‘Bubble’ collection combines hollow, blown glass bubbles with sterling silver multilink chains and finger rings. Each glass bubble is blown individually, by hand, using a gas torch. The bubbles are sealed and may then be painted with a lustre and fired to leave a layer of precious metal, either Gold or Platinum, or a transparent colour, permanently adhered to the surface. Lastly, all the bubbles are annealed in a digital kiln to ensure strength and durability. The silver elements of each piece are soldered for security, and are then polished to a high shine, given a matte finish, or oxidised to dramatically darken the silver. These pieces are produced in limited numbers, and no two pieces will ever be identical.

New for Summer 2008, my ‘Bubble’ range includes three new colours; in addition to the previously available Gold and Platinum, I can now offer Green Marble, Marbled Cherry, and Mother of Pearl. New products include a Chain Brooch Pin, and three different lengths of earrings, plus a larger selection of rings. The original multilink bracelets and necklaces are still available.

I entered the Sterling Silver Multilink Neckpiece with 69 Platinum Bubbles (pictured below) into the 2008 Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards. This piece won a Gold Award in the Fashion Jewellery Production category.

Further Images

Three Bubble Rings

Three Bubble Rings

Three small rings, each with nine tiny glass bubbles. Matte silver/Mother of Pearl, Oxidised silver/Gold, Oxidised silver/Green Marble.

Large Platinum Bubble Rings

Large Platinum Bubble Rings

Sterling Silver finger rings with 20 blown glass bubbles with Platinum lustre.

Gold Bubble Necklace

Gold Bubble Necklace

Sterling silver multilink chain necklace with 28 blown glass Bubbles with real Gold lustre.


Selection of Five-Bubble Earrings

Selection of Five-Bubble Earrings

Three pairs of sterling silver multilink chain earrings with 5 blown glass bubbles. L-R Oxidised silver/Platinum, Polished silver/Green Marble, Oxidised silver/Gold.

Gold Bubble Neckpiece

Gold Bubble Neckpiece

Larger oxidised sterling silver multilink chain neckpiece with blown glass bubbles coated in Gold lustre.

Green Marble Bubble Chain Pin

Green Marble Bubble Chain Pin

Sterling silver chain brooch with blown glass bubbles coated in Platinum and green marble lustres.


Marbled Cherry Bubble Chain Pin

Marbled Cherry Bubble Chain Pin

Sterling silver chain pin with Marbled Cherry blown glass Bubbles.

Platinum Bubbles on Matte Bracelet

Platinum Bubbles on Matte Bracelet

Matte finished sterling silver multilink chain with Platinum glass bubbles

Gold Bubble Bracelet on Oxidised Multilink Chain

Gold Bubble Bracelet on Oxidised Multilink Chain

Oxidised sterling silver chain with blown glass Bubbles covered in Gold lustre.


Large Gold Bubble Ring

Large Gold Bubble Ring

Sterling silver, large cocktail ring, oxidised, with 20 tiny blown glass bubbles covered in real Gold lustre.

Green Marble Bubble Chain Pin

Green Marble Bubble Chain Pin

Asymmetrical sterling silver multilink chain brooch, with Green Marble blown glass Bubbles.

Sterling Silver Multilink Neckpiece with 69 Platinum Bubbles

Sterling Silver Multilink Neckpiece with 69 Platinum Bubbles

Sterling silver multilink chain neckpiece with 69 blown glass Bubbles with Platinum lustre.


Just a selection of the contemporary jewellery available to buy on lovedazzle.com by Charlotte Verity


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