About the jewellery
 
The jewellery is made in anodised aluminium combined with silver.

Small sheets of pre-anodised aluminium are dyed freehand and the colours diluted to achieve a watercolour effect. When the ink is dry, the aluminium is immersed in boiling water to seal the colour permanently into the surface.

Once this is done the sheet is ready to be made into jewellery. The pieces are cut into shapes, either by stamping out or using a piercing saw, milled to add a texture to the surface, domed or folded and the edges are polished.

The aluminium is then combined with silver either by riveting or using folding techniques.

All the wires and chains are made from sterling silver.

About Penny
 
After graduating from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Polytechnic with a BA Honours degree in Designer Craftsmanship, I began to develop my interest in pattern and its application to jewellery by making work that used patination on the surface of non-precious metals such as copper and brass.

Since 1994 I have been designing and making jewellery in the Rosehill Workshop in Brighton, Sussex, and have been specialising in hand-dyed aluminium since 2001. The attraction of this material in its use for jewellery is primarily about making permanently colourful accessories without using gem stones, but it is also an incredibly light metal making it easy to wear, and the diverse range of colours achieved whether bright intense blues, pinks and turquoises or soft subtle greys, greens and lavenders has an eternally powerful appeal to the wearer.

My designs are inspired by land, sea, and skyscapes. Ranging from delicate and feminine, to bold and contemporary statement pieces, there is something for everyone in the 15 collections. Please browse and enjoy!


Care instructions

The colour on the aluminium is permanent and the surface considerably scratch resistant. It will not tarnish or need cleaning. Despite being light it is an incredibly robust material.                         

The silver will need cleaning from time to time and a silver polishing cloth (e.g. Goddards blue polishing cloth) is recommended as it is quick and less messy than liquid cleaners though these can be used effectively if the tarnish on the silver requires it. However please do not use silver dip as this is too caustic and can damage the colour on the aluminium.