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I love designing and making necklaces, bracelets and earrings in my workshop on my wide beam canal boat.

We travel around the country on the canals and rivers, setting up the boat shop in busy spots. We also go to organised floating markets.
As a qualified gemmologist my passion for gemstones has inspired me to make my own range of bead jewellery. I love the variety of colours and shapes.

The beads are sourced from suppliers in London, where I know the quality will be good, (drill holes can be sharp or crooked) and they are always well polished. I don’t use any glass or imitation beads and the spacer beads are either silver or gold filled. My inspiration comes from the colours in the gemstones themselves and from the colour combinations in fashion.

I have worked in jewellery retail for many years. My dream has always been to build a business using and making my own designs. I am always happiest when keeping my hands busy, previously by making jewellery at classes, dressmaking and upholstery.

My jewellery has also been selling for a few years, in some lovely galleries around West Sussex. Please enjoy looking at my past and current work on the site.

I am also a professional stringer to the trade, so the standard of finish is high. Every piece carries a 6 month stringing guarantee.

Rona Hawes FGA.RJDip