Hello! my name is Sally, and I run myBearHands from my home studio in Bristol. My aim is to create beautiful, handmade jewellery with a sense of fun.
myBearHands began as a hobby alongside work, selling through local table top markets. Since then, with lots of hard work, a few late nights and many cups of tea, I have grown it into my full time career, and am thrilled to say it's now 7 years and counting!
With a background in illustration, narrative is a recurring theme, and collections are often based around characters or stories from classic texts. I work with a mixture of creative technologies and handmade processes to transform my drawings into jewellery. The result is subtly playful, the unusual imagery being set off by the choice of simple, classic materials.
When story telling isn't the focus, I love playing around with new materials and techniques. I work with brass, resin, silver, wood and silk among others, and use casting and laser cutting to bring my designs to life. My aim is to create jewellery that is contemporary and wearable with that element of fun I mentioned at the start - the 'Glitter Box' collection being the perfect example!
If you'd like to find out more or have any questions, you can find me online through Instagram or Facebook, posting about creative stuff, work, and Tino the Cat - my no. 1 supporter, partner in crime and long suffering receiver of cuddles. So do pop by and say Hello, I love hearing from my awesome followers and hope you'll become one of them!