Growing up as the daughter of a dressmaker, Teri Howes was surrounded by fabric, thread reels, buttons and knitting supplies, sparking a life-long love of fashion, textiles and pattern.
Today the jewelry artist knits and crochets circles of silver and 18kt gold, often embellishing the wire with semi precious stones. The work is delicate, intricate, dramatic – sometimes reminiscent of Victorian collars and lace.
“Using age-old craft techniques such as knitting and crochet gives me enormous comfort in today’s high-tech world. Each tiny stitch is a rebellion against today’s world of instant everything.”
“The use of pure silver and 18ct gold wire as ‘thread’ enables me to replicate the fluid movement of thread and fabric whilst incorporating the precious metals and opulence of conventional jewellery.”