London, United Kingdom
I am Julie and I am the designer and founder of technicolour contemporary jewellery brand, John & Pearl.My label is named after my inspirational grandparents; grandfather John and glamorous granny Pearl who is never seen without her trademark heels and pearls!
I was born in Glasgow, studied design and applied arts in Edinburgh and am now a proud South Londoner!
All our jewellery is designed our sunny studio in the heart of Brixton in London.
After six years of designing in London for other luxury costume jewellery labels, I launched J&P with a desire to bring colour and creativity into affordable collections of jewellery.
I work to create fresh looking jewellery with. strong emphasis on quality and originality. I love using bright colour and texture and am influenced by global trends combined with modern shapes and lines. I consider myself to be a craftsperson as well as a designer. My best designs come from experimenting with, manipulating and combining materials- I love to create a pattern or a weave, and then develop it into something unique and wearable. It’s like problem solving with my hands. Combined with my love of colour, inspirations from the city I live in and places I’ve travelled, these inspirations and experiments become jewellery. Since launching the first collection in August 2012, John & Pearl has picked stockists in the UK and Internationally including ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Luisa Via Roma and a number of contemporary boutiques across the UK, Asia and the Far East.We love what we do and hope you will too! x