Silver Channel Pin
Made by Claire Skelton
Silver channel pin, featuring, silver spheres within its channel. Handmade by Claire Skelton in Belfast, Co. Antrim.
The Sphere Collection is a celebration of metal; combining traditional skills with a contemporary approach to create fine, handmade jewellery. Inspired by the process of creating tiny, individual metal gems formed from molten precious dust.
Approximate measurements: length 20mm, width 3mm.
About the Maker:
Claire trained in silversmithing and jewellery in Belfast and Finland. She now makes jewellery from her hometown outside Belfast. Her designs are drawn from her artwork that explores the value of the sentimental jewellery of the past, transforming it into contemporary pieces for the future. Her products are hand-made with Eco-friendly materials and care is taken to select packaging which is renewable.
Claire worked in an auction house after graduating with a 1st Class Hons as a silversmith and jeweller. Dealing with thousands of pieces of unwanted jewellery inspired her to create contemporary designs made from reclaimed precious metal. Her studio is a lovingly refurbished workshop where she transforms heirloom jewellery into bespoke, sentimental pieces. Her Sphere collection has twice been selected to be showcased at the NI Assembly at Stormont and her approach to Eco-friendly materials, has led her to win an Innovate UK Young Innovator Award.