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From engineering, to teaching, to silversmithing: it's fair to say I've had a varied career.

Some might say I can’t make my mind up what I want to do, though I’d rather say it’s because I’ve never found quite the right fit for me. Until now that is!

I came to silversmithing in 2016, when I was looking for a creative escape from a career that had left me deeply unhappy and more than a little broken. I was instantly hooked; the ability to take an unassuming scrap of metal and turn it into a piece of wearable art gave me immense satisfaction. I knew very quickly that I wanted this to be more than just a hobby, and my business was born.

Handmade by LollaMac is a range of contemporary jewellery, all designed and handcrafted by me using traditional silversmithing hand tools and techniques, from my studio in rural Northumberland. I work with sterling silver, copper and brass, the ‘mixed-metals’ look being a signature of the brand. My style is simple, clean and minimalist. Nothing in your face, but hopefully striking nonetheless, with a cohesive collection suited to any occasion.

I have registered my maker’s mark with the London Assay office, who hallmark my work in accordance with UK legal requirements.

As well as online, the LollaMac collection is available through a number of stockists across the North East. I also trade at regular markets and fairs both local and further afield.

When not in LollaMac mode, I enjoy cooking, baking, walking, travelling, drinking wine and gin (though not together of course!) and watching motorbike racing.

I hope you love what you see as much as I have enjoyed making each and every piece in my collection. As well as keeping my shop stocked, I love working on custom orders, so if there’s anything special you’d like making, please do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!

You can follow me on Facebook (@handmadebylollamac), twitter (@lollamac) and Instagram (@lollamac_handmade and for a look behind the scenes @clare_edwin)

A gift for a friend but I really wanted to keep it myself it's so lovely!
Sooz (Etsy)