Meet Gemma Bainbridge of JewelGemJewellery

As part of our virtual markets we’re interviewing makers from across the North East. Shop local and shop small. If you’d like to get involved or help out the local creative community you can check out the #virtualmakeandmend hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What do you make?

I make jewellery from sterling silver, copper, seaglass and gemstones. I also make semi precious beaded bracelets.

How long have you been making?

1 year

Have you started a new project during lockdown?

During lock down I have been focusing on make jewellery and made several different pieces.

Do you have any advice for new makers?

Don’t give up! I have found there are many ups and downs and obstacles to overcome but it is important to keep going and most of all enjoy what you do.

Do you have any suggestions for ways we can connect and promote as a community?

To share each others Facebook pages and also possibly use Instagram.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I get satisfaction from been able to make something someone else can wear.