These gorgeous snake stud earrings have been created by the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter's newest Jeweller In Residence, Vanessa Miller. These earrings are inspired by the movement of the snake as it glides across the earth.
Vanessa won the competition to be the latest Jeweller In Residence in October 2019. Since then she has been working on her designs, taking inspiration from the Smith & Pepper iconic snake range at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter..She drew her own inspiration from the designers sketch book and the winding movement ans sleek feel of the snake body which informed the overall modern shape and style of this new Snake Collection.
Vanessa is an independent jewellery designer-maker based in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter, Artist Tutor at the Midlands Arts Centre and mum to one. She trained and graduated from Birmingham's prestigious School of Jewellery (BCU) and Jewellery and Silversmithing (HND) in 2016.
Vanessa designs and makes unique silver jewellery ranging from small charm necklaces and earrings, to larger detailed pendants, brooches and rings. Her work is inspired by nature, the wonders of the world around her, holidays abroad and carefree, happy childhood memories. She aims to capture something unique and special about the subject and design with a smile in mind.
She enjoys hand forming, modelling and carving to create unique three dimensional designs in precious metals. She enjoys making small repeatable designs, one off pieces and working to commission.