Barbara Shearer Jewellery
Barbara Shearer is a maker of contemporary jewellery based in Scotland. Barbara aims to maintain a sense of quality in her jewellery practice, striving to minimise the hidden costs to the environment by using recycled silver, recycled gold and recycled or ethically sourced gemstones whenever possible.
Many of Barbara’s designs begin at the bench rather than in the sketchbook. Being material-led, the designs develop from the juxtaposition of material samples until the right combination is found.
Barbara’s designs have strong geometric influences often with simple shapes layered to create more complex patterns. She also has a love of hammered textures that tell the story of the manufacturing process.