Diana Lambert has been a stalwart of Design@HEART for many years and we’re thrilled she’ll be joining us again next month, on 9th November.
I set up Silver and Sparkle in 2006. I work from my small studio in West Yorkshire, designing and making my own range of jewellery and other objects primarily, but not exclusively, in silver.
Whilst I am primarily self-taught, I undertook an initial course at the Yorkshire Craft Centre and each year I attend a week-long in-depth Silversmithing Courses at West Dean College in Sussex to refresh and hone my skills.
I particularly specialise in making hand-forged geometric-shaped links for pendants, necklaces, earrings and bracelets.
To compliment the silver I also use semi precious stones, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals.
I do find it difficult to pin down where the inspiration for my designs comes from, but the many hours spent walking in the Yorkshire Dales and our local woodlands have a significant influence on my work.
I have exhibited several times at the annual British Craft Trade Fair and a number of exhibitions within Yorkshire. I currently sell my work at various Country Shows and Art, Craft & Design events, as well as through a number of galleries throughout the UK.