Trapeze Jewellery was born in 2017. I had been looking for jewellery that was funky, different and not too costly,

so I decided to make my own. I work from my home studio in Bournemouth, where I create jewellery that is influenced by my love of the coastal colours and textures around me.

Paper bead making is also passion of mine and I now sell beads and beaded gifts as well as beadable pen blanks

to create your own unique beaded pens. All my packaging is made with eco-friendly materials.

My website shows "off the peg" items which can be customised to meet individual requirements.

I’m happy to make items to order and enjoy liaising with my customers to create unique pieces

of jewellery to their exact requirements.

I take my inspiration from the sea, shore, cliffs and flora and use materials sourced from natural elements of stone, shell, wood, glass and paper. My late mother, Joyce Ringrose, was a coastal artist and I’m strongly influenced

by her vibrant paintings and use of colour.

My most treasured childhood memories come from summer holidays when our family de-camped to the beach hut on Mudeford Sandspit. I’d spend countless hours beach combing; collecting shells, pebbles, seaweed and other gems found along the shoreline. I would then string them together to make little mobiles and wind chimes which carried happy reminders of sunny days and adventures.

Following a 30-year career in visual merchandising, I can again spend more time walking our beautiful coastlines and beaches, taking in the everchanging light and nature's colours.