Love. Want. Need. The Smouldering Spent Match Necklace by Claire English
18th July 2012

The Smouldering Spent Match Necklace by Claire English

AUTHOR The Milk Maid
Matches are endlessly fascinating to me; the way a small obtuse looking object can create such a powerful element, a burst of fire that fizzes into nothing but a fragile charred stick

Jeweller, Claire English is equally as captivated, describing one of her simple pleasures to be “striking a match and watching as it curls and burns down to your fingertips". On walking into Kabiri on Marylebone High Street it was Claire’s designs I immediately fell in love with, particularly The Smouldering Spent Match Necklace set in rose gold and studded with rubies.

A contemporary jewellery designer working from London, Claire combines her interest in curios, collage and fine craftsmanship with witty, irreverent and playful designs. Speaking of her collections Claire explains…“All of my Special Jewellery is a celebration of the trait of 'Making Special'…we all have or have had objects whose value is discernable only to us because of its connections with points in time, people, places or stories. I take insignificant, overlooked and even ugly objects and through the alchemy of jewellery making processes turn them into something sublime to be treasured.”

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Game, set and match to Claire English, her pieces are extraordinary, beautiful and have the ability to be pretty and fragile as well as interesting statements.

Claire’s pieces are one of the many designers stocked at Kabiri who curate fresh, new and exciting jewellery designers and collections sourced globally.

www.kabiri.co.uk
www.claireenglish.com