I'm Angela (or Ange, as I prefer to be called) and AngeBdesigns was borne of my lifelong passion for making 'stuff'. As a kid growing up in West London, I enjoyed painting, drawing and making bags!
I've always loved wearing silver jewellery and after making my very first ring several years ago, I was hooked. I love photography and travel, so my designs are largely inspired by the things I like to snap: nature, architecture, random discarded stuff (there's that word again...)
I'm not a fan of waste, so where possible I re-invent old or scrap sterling silver pieces to create new work. I'm also not a fan of the mass-produced, so to that end I aim to create only a few of each of my pieces...after all, everyone likes to feel they're getting something unique.
Through my training as a physiotherapist, my hands are the tools of my trade and I'm proud to be able to use them for something I'm passionate about. My jewellery is all made by myself, by hand in the comfort of my cozy workshop - also largely refurbished by me.
All of the silver used in my work is 92.5 sterling silver, where possible I try to recycle old silver jewellery. All silver items weighing more than 7.78g are hallmarked as per UK legal requirements. I also use brass, copper, found wood and acrylic.