Copper tones, nature-inspired patterns and bold designs; Botanical Boheme is a unique, bohemian style jewellery and homewares brand based near the sea in Plymouth, Devon.
Stevie-Leigh's journey stemmed from her hunt for unique festival-wear jewellery. As a creative individual her whole life, Stevie-Leigh began to make her own accessories out of driftwood and feathers.
Originally focused more on Fashion Textiles, Stevie-Leigh found a passion for jewellery and, in an exciting change of direction, went on to graduate from a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2016.
Wholly inspired by nature, every item is made from the corner of Stevie-Leighs dining room while her two little girls sleep. Completely hand-crafted, no two pieces are the same; only adding to their refined charm. From start to finish, the Botanical Boheme process is focused around sustainability and beautiful simplicity.
All jewellery is packaged in 100% recycled packaging, and any leftover scrap silver is used to create new designs. In the future, all silver used will be completely recycled; something Stevie-Leigh is currently working towards.
'All of my work has a bohemian style - I’m drawn to the imperfect and rustic style finishes, and my collections are directly inspired by plants, either in simplified shapes or the leaf imprints that are put onto the metal. I merged the two main themes of my work together to create the name Botanical Boheme.'
After the birth of her first child, Stevie-Leigh started an interiors based Instagram account as a creative outlet. It was through interiors that she became inspired to create wall hangings, encapsulating foliage in Resin and Jesmonite. Whilst building up a loyal following, Stevie-Leigh began making jewellery again, designing and hand-making an ever-growing range of fresh, minimal and bold artisan jewellery and homeware.
'I love the ‘botanical’ collection, I use dried leaves to put through a rolling mill with the metal, which leaves detailed imprints on the metal. The beauty of this is that every leaf is unique, therefore every outcome is unique. I can never replicate a piece of jewellery because of the process, which makes the finished article even more special.'
From Boho Tassel Copper Earrings to Copper Wall Hangings, you can shop Botanical Boheme on Etsy. But, watch this space as her Website is coming soon!
You can also catch Botanical Boheme at 'Trepol and Pen' at the end of July with Native Makers.
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