When I started to make jewellery, I was excited and inspired by the artifacts of ancient and exotic cultures, but now, I am delighting in my own heritage; The beauty of the British countryside, Its natural stone, the textures of landscape, its’ flora and fauna.
I have long wanted to make something using bare wintry twigs. I cast a few in silver and gold, transforming them into literally “precious” objects and am enjoying playing with the interaction of their shapes, to make earrings, brooches and even bangles.

The hedgerows in Devon have proved an inspiration for my latest work, some of them are hundreds of years old. They are cut every year after the birds have finished fledging their babies and they grow in wonderful tangles on top of deep banked stone walls covered with grass and wild plants. (called Devon banks) You can trace mossy tunnels where shrews and bank voles run. In early Summer there are masses of tall foxgloves lining the lanes, even in January I have found tiny wild ripe strawberries.

I continue to use beach pebbles as if they too are ‘precious’ stones, but for the first time I have used some traditional semi-precious stones too. I have chosen unusual shapes, like long narrow bars of tourmaline in a millennium cut for their luscious reflections of pinks and greens.
I also have a range of cast silver and gold earrings, brooches, and cufflinks employing my signature, reticulated (melted) surface texture.

Necklaces are individually made in the same way. Each tubular bead, round or facet sided is softened and almost made to look organic by this process. I combine these with semi precious stone beads adding the gorgeous purple of amethyst, the surprising acid green of peridots or the bird’s egg-like speckle of Dalmatian jasper. Each one therefore is a unique compliment to its owner.
Curriculim Vitae
2012 Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
The Scenic Route, Exhibition of John Brunsden, Printmaker and Jewellers inspired by the themes of his work.
2012 Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
Design Collection 2012, Winter exhibition
2011 Showed jewellery at "FreshAir", through New Brewery Arts June 19th July 10 2011 at Quennington Glos. see
2009 "Devon Hedges" New Work, Focus Case at CAA. London Oct, Nov.
2007 Moved to Devon
2004 Chair of Exhibition Committee for ‘Jewellery-Unlimited’ Exhibition of Contemporary Jewellery at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery.
2004 Joint Editor (with Jessica Turrell) of Catalogue for Jewellery-Unlimited
2000 Steering Committee member for ACJ’s Conference in Birmingham, ‘A Sense of Wonder’
1996-2001 Founding Executive Committee member for The Association for Contemporary Jewellery. (ACJ)
1983 Moved to Bristol workshop in
1980 Set up workshop in Clerkenwell, London
1980 Won Craft Council ‘New Workshop Grant’
1977-80 Royal College of Art, London. Jewellery Design M.A. (RCA)
1974-77 Central School of Art and Design, (now Central St Martins) London.
Jewellery Design B.A. (hons) degree
1972-74 Ipswich Art School, Foundation Art Course
Member of:
The Suffolk Craft Society
Contemporary Applied Arts
  The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
2007 JEWELLERS the directory. Association for Contemporary Jewellery published by A&CBlack. ISBN 978-0-7136-8409-4. £14.99
  THE EARRINGS BOOK by Yvonne Kulagowski published by A&C Black.
ISBN -13-978-0-7136-6505-5 £14.99

2004 Jewellery-Unlimited edited by Holly Belsher & Jessica Turrell
Exhibition at Bristol City Museum of work by ACJ.

2003 Brides etc including Mail Order feature in RED magazine
1994 Jewellery and Accessories by Juliet Bawden
1998 Contemporary Applied Arts, 50 years of Craft
1985 New Jewelry by Ralph Turner & Peter Dormer
1980 Two Covers of Vogue Magazine
Numerous fashion magazine articles and fashion shoots, Vogue, Sunday Telegraph, Good Housekeeping, BBC Homes & Antiques, BBC Goodhomes
Shown at ‘Dazzle’ exhibitions including: -
The National Theatre, London, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, & Edinburgh Festival. See NEWS
Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Fair
Chelsea Craft Fair, Chelsea Town Hall (16 times)
Suffolk Craft Society, Aldeburgh Summer Show & Bury St Edmunds Christmas Show annually.
Trade Fairs including Top Drawer, Country Living fair, Jewellery & Watch Fair, NEC.
Contemporary  Applied Arts ‘This Rough Magic’ Exhibition of 5 jewellers, May-June 1997
Sotheby’s  Contemporary Applied Art exhibition, February 1998
Contemporary Applied Arts, 50 years celebrations. Gold exhibition. Toured onto Dublin 1998
I have sold in USA, Japan, Germany, Holland, France & Denmark
I now exhibit continuously and sell in around 30 Craft Council Approved Galleries in the UK. See STOCKISTS