After growing up in Devon, Mabel studied at Middlesex University and then continued her own jewellery design business in London before recently moving back down to the West Country.
Mabel is known for her unique designs and use of gemstones. As well as hand setting pieces she also uses the lost wax casting technique to set precious gemstones and raw, uncut crystals into jewellery with unpredictable and intriguing results. Mabel creates a piece in wax, placing stones where she’d like them to set. Molten metal replaces the wax, flowing in and surrounding each gem, sometimes causing the gems to move and cluster in different positions.
Mabel embraces the idea of chance and although she has mastered the lost wax casting technique there is still an element of uncertainty of where the gems may move. The most exciting part of her making process is polishing the final piece to reveal stones that may have moved in the molten metal. The end products are striking organic designs that physically embrace the vibrant gemstones.
Many of her pieces are one-off unique designs which are especially popular as engagement rings for people looking for something a little different. Mabel frequently creates bespoke commissions, working directly with customers, guiding them on a very personal journey to create their perfect piece that they can cherish forever.