Miranda Sharpe jewellery was established in 2001. We have evolved a unique contemporary style and reputation for beautifully handmade pieces of jewellery. All of our collections are designed and handmade in our Birmingham workshop and design studio. Necklaces, rings, earrings, brooches, bangles and bracelets are handmade in silver and vitreous enamels. Pieces made in gold, diamonds, semi-precious stones and beads add to the luxury feel of the jewellery. We make a range of repeatable jewellery items alongside one offs, and specially commissioned bespoke pieces. If you like our style and would like a jewellery piece just for you, we would love to hear from you and work with you to make your perfect piece of handmade jewellery.
Miranda graduated with a Masters degree from the Birmingham School of Jewellery in 2000, with a passion to create and make. “I really love the process of designing and making, its a constant investigation of materials and ideas and each new experiment feeds my imagination. Making items that are wearable adds a whole new dimension to the design of an object and each piece comes to life when it is worn.” Miranda aims to make pieces that will be treasured, that capture an individuals imagination and become part of their story of self expression.
Miranda’s current jewellery collections draw inspiration from microscopic images of disease and bacteria. A somewhat unappealing subject choice came from an interest in our senses and how we respond emotionally to a subject matter and our perceptions of beauty. The discovery that these images can be immensely beautiful and like abstract works of art proved to be very inspiring. Pattern, shapes and form become the starting point for design ideas combined with and a love of colour and use of enamels or stones. Colour is an integral part of Miranda’a work, whether it be use of vitreous enamels or semi-precious and precious stones. Subtle or bold layers of enamel colour are the finish to pieces. Many pieces in the collections are repeatable items but small details in the making and enamelling make each one unique.
Miranda also makes one-off and limited edition pieces, a variety of enamelling techniques are used to build layers of colour, pattern and texture that are worked into and evolve through the process to create painterly qualities that will be unique.