Lesley Strickland

Lesley is a British jeweller specialising in the use of cellulose acetate (derived from cotton oil) combined with sterling silver. Over more than thirty five years she has developed special methods of forming, polishing and matting the acetate. The basic methods used are hand scraping, filing and sanding followed by heat forming and polishing or matting techniques. Some pieces are decorated with silver piquÈ whilst others combine acetate forms with silver cast elements. Small batch quantities of each design are made and each piece is individually hand crafted to a fine finish. The final finish of each piece is important to her as she likes the wearer to have a very tactile relationship with her work.