Hi, I’m Jo the designer/maker here at Willow Moon HQ, based in Derbyshire. I’ve been making jewellery for many years, starting with beaded jewellery and attended my first fair back in 1989. But I’d always had a yearning to learn traditional silversmithing skills and was able to start my training back in 2000, thanks to a local gallery offering silver classes and my passion grew from there. I have since attended many different classes in various mediums to develop my craft. I create handcrafted jewellery using traditional metailsmithing and wire wrapping techniques, creating pieces in sterling silver, copper and semi-precious stones. My style is influenced by art nouveau, with inspiration from nature, the textures and shapes from the natural world.
I’m really looking forward to adding my handcrafted jewellery to my website, alongside my “Willow Moon Wish” range of earrings and wish bracelets. The earrings are 925 sterling silver, cast in the UK and I create all of the cards, using recycled kraft card.
I also teach wire wrapping, usually holding workshops throughout the year in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.