Inspired by the egg cases that are commonly washed up on our shores, Erica created the ‘Mermaids Purse’. This piece features a beautiful Mermaid, hand-crafted in 22 carat gold with additional gold grains to shape the bodice and add texture to the fins. the Mermaid is then mounted on a purse of oxidised silver that has Cornish… Read more »
Michael Ball of Craft and Design Magazine interviewed Erica Sharpe for the Jan/Feb 2014 edition about how she developed her business.
I was delighted to receive a very interesting brief for a commission of cufflinks and a pendant for the founder members of a business as a celebration of their success. Here’s how I designed and made them.
Welcome to ‘A Life in Jewellery’ This exhibition runs from 26th March – 28th April at the Somerset Crafts Centre, Avalon Marshes. I hope that visitors enjoy exploring my work. The title of the exhibition has been chosen as it has two meanings from me. Firstly it represents my working life (27 years) of professional… Read more »
Make Jewellery Magazine talks to jeweller, Erica Sharpe, about her delicate creations and the design process in their April 2013 issue.
This commission was for a surprise engagement ring. 2 brilliant-cut diamonds had been chosen by my customer to use for the ring; one of just under a carat in weight and the other one smaller but of the same exceptionally high quality. My customer provided me with some images of styles that his partner liked… Read more »
New work ‘Mine Beneath the Sea’ inspired by Levant Cornish Tin mine to be exhibited at the Best of the Best section at Art in Action
do feel as though I have deepened my understanding of this area, and tin, and have produced preparatory work which will lead to further pieces which reflect how it feels to be in this amazing place.
Another walk to the Cot valley and Porth Nanveen- this time the low tide has revealed some amazing sculpted shapes in the boulders.
A walk along the coast path towards Botallack (after the gale force winds have dropped). I come across a lizard basking in the sun on a Coast Path sign – I hope no one saw me creeping-up on hands and knees to get this picture – typically I only had a normal lens on my camera