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Clara Breen

Contemporary Jewellery

Design story | New Kyoto necklace

By On 27/10/2019

Continuous necklace design This necklace is formed of twelve individual elements, gently curving and contoured. They are shaped to connect in a harmonious way, forming a continuous necklace design. Made from sterling… Read More

Contemporary Jewellery

Commitment and wedding bands | Contour rings

By On 23/08/2019

The Contour ring designs expand on the rich visual inspiration of geological strata, aerial views and map contour lines, which are at the heart of the Strata collection. This two-toned sterling silver… Read More

Out And About

Inspiration | A zen garden in Kyoto

By On 20/05/2019

Tofuku-ji Hojo – southern garden looking towards the entrance I have recently returned from Japan, where amongst many other fascinating places I spent time at a beautiful Zen garden in Kyoto. The… Read More

In The Studio

Bespoke | Heirloom ruby Strata ring and pendant

By On 15/02/2019

I recently completed a statement Strata ring and necklace set in 18ct gold for my client Sophie, re-using rubies which were family heirlooms – giving a new lease of life to gems… Read More

Out And About

Exhibition Review | Takeo paper show – Subtle

By On 13/02/2019

  Just before Christmas, I stole a few moments to catch this stunning exhibition at London’s Japan House in its final days. Delicate and innovative paper works by 15 designers, architects and… Read More

In The Studio

About my work

By On 12/01/2019

Paper and precious jewellery – What is precious to you? Found paper is a recurring material in my creative practice: I cut, layer and manipulate fragments of maps, receipts and leaflets to… Read More

Contemporary Jewellery

Collection | Strata precious jewellery

By On 10/01/2019

Strata Cloud earrings, 18ct gold      … Read More

Contemporary Jewellery

Project | (Im)permanent

By On 18/11/2018

(Im)permanent Project – wide bangle in paper and fine silver   (Im)permanent project, 2018   This project reflects on what it means to belong somewhere: a personal history in paper, held and… Read More

Contemporary Jewellery

Collection | Memory rings in paper and silver

By On 18/11/2018

Paper and fine silver ring in turquoise   The Memory ring is a contemporary take on the idea of a keepsake – I can create these with your own photographs, held within… Read More

Contemporary Jewellery

Collection | Paper and silver jewellery

By On 18/11/2018

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