Vanessa is an independent jewellery designer-maker based in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter and is Alumni of and Artist in Residence at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham. Using a variety of techniques such as hand carved and modelled milliput that are cast in silver; embellishing silver with pure gold elements such as the ancient Korean technique of Keum Boo, and setting using a variety of semi-precious stones, Vanessa designs and makes unique silver jewellery. Her work ranges from small charm necklaces and earrings, to larger detailed pendants, brooches and rings; some with moving elements. Inspired by nature, the wonders of the world, holidays abroad and carefree, happy childhood memories, her work is designed with a smile in mind. Vanessa enjoys making one offs and working to commission.