Rohanna Jewellery was born ten years ago, when I began designing and making jewellery at home. When I started I had five small children so took the opportunity to stay indoors and embark on this adventure to develop my passion into a successful small business. My objective was to use high quality materials and produce innovative unique designs at an affordable price.
I prefer to buy from Fair Trade suppliers when possible. I buy Jabulani beads from the Zulus in South Africa, Natural Bark cloth beads from Uganda and artisan silver from Bali and Thailand. I also like to use artisan beads from UK suppliers, including lampwork glass, enamelled beads and quirky polymer clay beads. My best selling pieces however are crafted from semi-precious stones which I source from all over the world, with quality as my overriding criteria.
COLOUR has always been my passion. I have often been told that my imaginative colour combinations make my jewellery unique and distinctive yet wearable. I tend to prefer bright vibrant colours and incorporate them into designs that are tasteful yet striking.
I use clay which is exciting because it enables me to create totally unique designs which as constantly evolving, and fire and glaze them in my own kiln. I can create ceramic beads that both emulate and complement semi precious stones in any shape, colour, size and style, with ideas borrowed from both nature and from contemporary design.
Come and take a look at my collection in Gorgeous Gerties, Dorking.