Su Trindle is a British designer and maker of sculptural modern silver and resin jewellery.
My favourite place to be is my small workshop in my garden. I work alone, singing along to the radio striving to create beautiful well-designed, contemporary jewellery and make a living at it. This last is important, not just to my creativity and ego but to help feed by boys and the dog.
I have a secret passion for buttons. My mother's button tin was a source of stories and wonder when I was little. There were army buttons leftover from my Dad's uniform, beautiful crystal buttons from my grandmother's flapper dresses and big bold Bakelite buttons from Mum's old suits and edge to edge coats. It all seemed so glamorous and exotic,The button box itself was covered in faded, gilded images of the Taj Mahal. It made me yearn for travel and the grown up world.
Well, now I have added to that collection and every new cardigan that I own has it's buttons replaced with something more interesting. My favourites are hand-crafted Dorset buttons from Alix at Big Blue Bed (BBB). They're beautifully made, colourful and I even have a hair clip to match! If you visit her Etsy shop you're sure to find more delights and complete adventures for girls.