“This isn’t a hobby. This is what I do and what I’m passionate about.
I think that traditional crafts – like creating jewellery – can actually become art when they applied to the highest standards. And that’s what I aim to do.
It’s a combination of technique – which comes from experience – and creativity, which comes from who knows where?
I think it’s also about where you take your inspiration from too. I don’t stick rigidly to one style or movement. I might get that ‘light bulb-over-the-head’ moment when I’m walking in the woods near my home, spotting something new and interesting … a different texture. Or I could be admiring an absolute classic piece in the V&A and think ‘what would my version of that look like?’
It’s not all po-faced theory either. I want my jewellery to be enjoyed and worn with a smile.
Because every piece is handmade from the highest quality materials and are hallmarked and each one of my pieces will be slightly different. But then, we’re all different too.”
My pieces of jewellery are designed and handmade from the highest quality and hallmarked solid silver. I also use natural materials to help create pieces which are both striking and original. There is no set ‘look’ to an Annakin Silver piece – I like to combine various techniques and enjoy trying something new and surprising to catch your eye.
I don’t just work in silver either, but also gold and platinum and everything is limited with many items only produced a handful of times.