Long before upcycling and repurposing become everyday words, and before "Reuse, Recycle and Reduce" became a mantra, I was inspired to make something new from something old. I'm particularly drawn to beads, brooches and earrings that are dated, dull or kept for purely sentimental reasons. I reimagine them into something totally different. By combining a number of disparate items I create bold, one-off necklaces that can't be bought anywhere else.

In short, each necklace is unique and made from preloved jewellery which means once it's sold, there won't be another one like it.

In addition to the necklaces featured on the website, further designs can be found on:

  • Instagram: @bijourebooted
  • Canterbury Makers located in Canterbury’s Marlowe Arcade 
  • Westgate Hall which hosts Canterbury's regular craft fairs
  • www.rejewelcollective.co.uk 

I also undertake commissions for people looking to turn their much loved but unworn jewellery into something that can be worn again. 

But, if someone has jewellery they don't know what to do with, I'm happy to accept donations.

Contact: bijourebooted@gmail.com