Clare Llyod (Colour Designs)
Clare lives and works in the market town of Frome in Somerset. She loves to make beautiful things and for as long as she can remember, she has always made 'stuff. Clare started to learn to make jewellery from precious metals some years ago now and was lucky enough to be taught by a very talented jeweller, Rachel Kerrison in Bath. She has always been completely obsessed with colour and wanted a way to incorporate colour into her designs without using gemstones and so she started to experiment with polymer and resin clays. These versatile materials enable Clare to control the colours and create as many shades and tones she can think of. Each element of her jewellery - from each individual bead to the sterling silver findings - is made entirely by hand by Clare in her little studio in the Silk Mill in Frome.