Hi, I'm Donna Marie
I discovered lampwork when I was spending some time in Canada. After a class in a gorgeous little bead shop I spent the rest of my trip jumping on a bus up the mountains into the Canadian Rockies to practice at the torch. I made so many beads that my luggage was overweight on my trip home and I had to stash my pockets with beads! Four years on, two degrees, and a stint at the Birmingham Jewellery School later I now run Donna Marie Jewellery.
Nature, travelling and adventures have always been a passion of mine, and so combining nature into my designs seemed unavoidable. I now take a lot of inspiration from flora and fauna, as well as incorporating natural forms into my work.
I'm now spending time creating new ranges, exhibiting at local gorgeous shops, displaying at shows and events, teaching lampwork and silversmithery, and working with some wonderful Brides on their wedding collections.