Amy Victoria Telford, a talented Silversmith and Fine Art Graduate from Cleethorpes, will soon be launching her latest collection of beautiful sterling silver jewellery, Enchanted Garden by Worm Child.
Amy, who graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2013, created Worm Child after returning home from living in Thailand, where she would travel by boat to attend classes in silversmithing. The jewellery feels authentic yet elegant, and each piece is unique, handmade in her home studio in Cleethorpes inspired by a love of nature.
Amy said: “My new collection draws inspiration from British nature. All of the items have been collected from my garden or from the park close to my home.”
‘Enchanted Garden’ features rustic motifs of acorns, poppy seed heads and leaves across necklaces, chains, bangles, earrings and rings, with a statement piece inspired by the claw of a magpie called ‘Finders Keepers’.
“Sadly there was a dead magpie in my garden which I believe must have been brought in by a fox. It looked so beautiful lying on the grass. I thought it would be such a waste not to do anything with it so I decided to turn it’s claw into a beautiful pendant, letting a part of the magpie live on through a piece of jewellery. The magpie claw is holding a gemstone sphere as magpies are known to pick up shiny objects and take them back to their nests.”
Each item is hallmarked at the London Assay Office, and Amy has designed a range of leather bangles featuring her handcrafted ‘Enchanted Garden’ charms too, with prices starting from £30.
“This collection is mainly sterling silver but I have introduced some bronze pieces too. I think that the bronze and silver compliments each other beautifully.”
‘Enchanted Garden’ follows the ‘Initial’, ‘Windfall’ and ‘All is not Lost’ collections, a piece of which has been worn by The Libertines’ Pete Doherty (read all about it.) The new collection launches at Cleethorpes Discovery Centre on 24th October, but in the meantime Worm Child can be found at Cleethorpes Discovery Centre, Paris Clothing (Abbeygate, Grimsby), Swags & Tails (Waltham) and Annikas (Louth), and online at Etsy.