TARA LOIS BLOGS

Our blogs cover a range of topics including:

∙ The design and making processes for Tara Lois creations, giving you an insight into the unseen aspects involved in developing pieces, from initial inspiration through to the finished design.

∙ There is a series covering theoretical research into how emotion can be designed into jewellery looking at psychology, colour theory, gestalt and much more.

∙ We will also include travel blogs to jewellery districts around the world as we explore them. If there are any topics you would like Tara Lois to cover then please let us know using any of the different ways to contact us.

Blogs covering design and make processes for jewellery designing for emotional jewellery and travel blogs

TARA LOIS BLOGS

Our blogs cover a range of topics including:

∙ The design and making processes for Tara Lois creations, giving you an insight into the unseen aspects involved in developing pieces, from initial inspiration through to the finished design.

∙ There is a series covering theoretical research into how emotion can be designed into jewellery looking at psychology, colour theory, gestalt and much more.

∙ We will also include travel blogs to jewellery districts around the world as we explore them. If there are any topics you would like Tara Lois to cover then please let us know using any of the different ways to contact us.

Modern Alchemy: Extracting Gold From e-Waste

By Tara Lois | 27 August 2021

Gold is now included on the European Chemical Society’s Endangered Elements list, as are silver and copper. Gold and copper are considered of “limited availability with a future risk to supply,” while silver is considered to have a “serious threat of extinction in the next 100 years”. The Next Gold Rush Will Be In Landfills…

Ethical Jewellery: Recycled Prescious Materials vs Mined – Some Facts

By Tara Lois | 15 July 2021

The first time I realised that I could make a real impact was when I attended a class on Workshop Sustainability as part of my degree in Jewellery & Metal Design at the University of Dundee. It opened my eyes to the sustainability impact jewellers and their clients can have if they use environmentally friendly…

Positive & Negative Spaces Collection – Design, Development and Creation

By Tara Lois | 17 June 2021

I designed this collection as a retrospective on the last year 2020/21. The year of the COVID pandemic has given us all time to re-evaluate our lives. The Cyle of Life I count myself as one of the lucky ones but I still had sad moments. On the other hand, without these negative experiences in…

Memorial Jewellery – A Bangle for a Baby

By Tara Lois | 11 May 2021

This was probably the most difficult design I have ever been asked to do. I felt a great responsibility because I received this commission from a lady in France, who wanted a bespoke piece of jewellery for her good friend following the loss of her baby. The Design Process I wanted to design beautiful jewellery…

Exploring Sustainable Jewellery Packaging

By Tara Lois | 15 March 2021

Follow our journey in developing sustainable jewellery packaging

Hindu Wedding Inspired Silver Brooch – The Story behind the Design and Make

By Tara Lois | 15 February 2021

Designing a wedding anniversary brooch inspired by Hindu wedding garlands.

The Sustainable Jewellery Workshop

By Tara Lois | 15 January 2021

Are Traditionally Jewellery Workshops Sustainable? To some extent the answer is “yes”. Jewellers have always collected their precious metal scrap for recycling. However, this is more about the value of the scrap than the desire to be sustainable. Hand made jewellery is more sustainable than commercially manufactured jewellery because the fabrication processes involve less machinery…

How to Design Sustainably Using Recycled Jewellery and Manufactured Stones

By Tara Lois | 21 December 2020

Recycling old jewellery and manufactured stones help jewellery be sustainable

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Wellness Medal – Story behind the design and make

By Tara Lois | 15 December 2020

The design of this Wellness Medal has been extensively researched to help a wide range of people. I was suffering from stress so I joined a mindfulness class which radically changed the way I behaved. Still, I found meditation and stilling still difficult until one day I realised I was able to stay still when…

Silver Anniversary Embrace Ring – The Story behind the Design and Make

By Tara Lois | 4 December 2020

The ring was created as a wedding anniversary gift which could be worn daily by a lady who really loves unusual jewellery. The brief was to design a ring to symbolise their love and how special they feel when they look into each other’s eyes and embrace. The result was this organic shaped ring which…