Pirate Treasures Jewellery is my collection of designs handmade or assembled by hand by myself in Greater London, UK.
I have always loved creating my own unique style; when I was a small girl, my grandmother used to take me to a bead shop and we would thread seed beads onto wire to make bracelets and rings. As a teenager I would customise clothes, adding lace, beads and embellishments.
The idea for Pirate Treasures jewellery began when I designed some pirate themed jewellery for myself, after watching the film "Pirates of the Caribbean". How can one not be inspired by the marvellous Captain Jack Sparrow?!
This led to me making jewellery as gifts for friends and family. Pretty soon, requests were coming in for one-off pieces and as word spread I decided to launch Pirate Treasures as a brand with a website in February 2007. Starting with Pirate themes and classic style, it quickly grew to encompass one-off pieces made from vintage beads and charms, cute kitsch and quirky Steampunk designs.
I'm inspired not only by pirates but any pretty and unusual beads; I love vintage styles and Steampunk imagery and enjoy putting together designs with a combination of beads and charms. I just like the whole process of starting with a pile of components and finishing with a completed unique design, and if someone else wants to wear it then what more can I ask for?
If you have an idea for a design you would like commissioned, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
Not content with just making jewellery, The Emporium of Curiosities began as my shop on a handmade craft website selling my hand stamped ACEOs, cards, gift tags and customised bags. I decided to add this range to the Pirate Treasures website and retain the separate identity for the range as I just love the name!