Lisa Stephen Jewellery is the work of Lisa Stephen, an independent jeweller from Glasgow. A graduate from Cardonald College after completing an HND in 3D jewellery design and silversmithing; she is trained in various techniques from casting to stone setting, and found a particular like for creating jewellery incorporating textures and movement. Her passion lies in creating rings with kinetic elements. Since qualifying she has worked alongside local schools developing a creative arts programme by introducing metalwork techniques to higher art students in an effort to promote jewellery making and silversmithing. Lisa also has experience in the jewellery industry, spanning almost a decade, working in well-established jewellery companies managing sales, repairs and carrying out bespoke design work.

A note from Lisa.... I like to create items the wearer can remove, and then rotate individual sections around, making the item of jewellery not only beautiful to wear but interesting to interact with. I create these moving elements using rivets to construct layers of metal, this allows the wearer to move individual sections and uncover different of textures. These quirky ideas have led to several ranges of jewellery including small silver boxes which enclose movable items and cog work utilising the inside workings from old watches. The textures created on the silver are often highlighted using an oxidising solution over the surface of the silver to create a black/blue colour, adding another element of shading. My work also incorporates the use of precious gemstones both faceted and cabochon stones, to add interest in the form of colour to my jewellery.