I'm Emily, a British jeweller currently based in Thailand – ‘The Land of Smiles!’ (you will find me in the UK sometimes, too.) I studied metalwork in Sheffield, England and also in Seoul, South Korea, which gave me two very different ways to approach my craft. My experiences of living abroad have heavily influenced my work and my collections. I'm fascinated with people and how we interact with each other.
I think this became so important to me when I was presented with such a huge language barrier when I first moved to Asia. It became apparent how important feelings, intuition and shared experiences are in our relationships with others. The Chain Reactions collection is inspired by our emotions and the biology behind them. Each mini collection represents a feeling and a connection, when you wear a piece of ‘serotonin’ it’s a symbol of happiness, or some ‘dopamine’ for desire and excitement. Each piece is designed to be beautiful and meaningful, it’s not just a molecule on a chain. And best of all, you can choose to share the meaning behind the jewellery you wear or keep it a secret. You don’t need to be a scientist to fall in love with my jewellery, just a person who likes a bit of happiness, love and excitement in their lives!