London, United Kingdom
Largely self-taught, Kate Wood makes contemporary beaded jewellery which is admired for its delicacy, meticulously detailed finish and lightness of touch. After graduating with a French degree Kate worked as a museum archivist before turning her passion for jewellery-making into a career in 2005. Selling her first collections at London’s Spitalfields Market, she attracted a loyal clientele and attention from boutiques and galleries soon followed.
The subtle, harmonious shapes of Kate’s designs take their cue from natural forms, and incorporate her love of beautiful gemstones, aged finishes and vintage glamour. Each piece is meticulously constructed by hand from multiple tiny beads, which are wrapped and ‘woven’ onto chains with hand-made silver pins. The resulting pieces are elegant and tactile, with a mysterious, antique quality. Kate Wood previously traded as Glint.Read less
Frustrated with the hierarchy of a large company and consumed by a desire to create beautiful pieces, in 2005 Glint was born. Taking inspiration from anything from tree branches to clusters of berries,…