British by Design…

I`m excited that my new collection is now available to buy from Britain by Design have a look here

My new collection has recently featured on inspiration of the nation….which is a site i often browse…here is what they say…

Sarah Louise Jay is the creator of the following jewelries made from laser cut walnut and then hand painted in deep colors like:  beiges, browns and natural colors. The artist confesses she was always in love with anything crafted and she had a lot of fun to experiment  a lot in the field of jewelry design. Elegant necklaces and different accessories, find all of them here on Sarah Louise Jay’s contemporary jewelry site.

If you want to know more about her and her beautiful collections, read below:

It`s  hard to pin point what has been most influential in my work, so many things have contributed;  inspiring tutors, places, materials, exhibitions like, ‘sensations’, artists, countryside; all of it blurs together. I can`t remember a time when I didn`t make, I always loved to use my hands and make. I remember being as young as seven and not being able to let go when drawing and painting, I could never finish anything, it felt too distant, but making was much more instinctive and playful. Making has always been about the materials and exploring them. When I had the confidence to turn away from painting at university and embrace ‘making,’ I started to construct miniature paper environments. I think I was being more true to myself and that was probably a turning point and being in the boundary of the ‘painting department’ helped, it gave me something to rebel against!

Encouraged to keep sketch books I allowed myself to play and experiment with materials. It somehow felt safe in a sketch book! After my MA at the RCA, I started to make jewellery, to fulfill my need to make, in MA my work had moved on to room size installations and because I couldn`t afford a studio I had to scale back and focused on jewellery; something I’d made as a child, but never given it much thought until that point. I still use the same process now when making my jewellery. I always have a sketch book to hand and it`s still about playing, experimenting and using materials in different ways. My new Winter Gardens collection is inspired by the beautiful Winter Gardens building in Blackpool. The collection is made from laser cut walnut; the beautiful shapes are hand painted with an art deco seaside palette. I quill ribbon to create different shapes, which the delicate walnut pieces are sometimes layered onto. Each necklace is made in Britain and treated like a wearable piece of art. Beautiful one of a kind hand made guinea foul feathered brooches and head pieces are part of the new collection too Inspiration from Blackpool has always been hiding in my work somewhere, but it feels really nice to acknowledge this in my new collection. 


Vogue- Jingle Bells Rock…..

Lou Lou is in Vogue!

SARAHLOUISEJAY recently launched her beautiful Winter Garden collection, which is made by laser cutting walnut, taking inspiration from Art Nouveau architecture. SarahLouiseJay layers the delicate walnut pieces, which are hand painted with

an Art Deco seaside palette. Each necklace is made in Britain and treated like a wearable piece of art. You can buy her collection online at or
contact her here to commission a piece.

Christmas at the Curious Duke Gallery..

Let the Duke be your Guide to shopping this Christmas.

My new Winter Garden Collection will be available to buy here!

Curious Duke Gallery have made it their mission this year to provide you with the most enjoyable present buying experience to date. ‘We have the most incredible and unique gift ideas, from original art work to unusual sculptures and exceptional one off pieces of jewellery’ says Eleni Duke the founder of Curious Duke Gallery.

Curious Duke Gallery will also be supporting Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK this year throughout the exhibition ‘Under the Christmas tree’. Each of their artists will be creating their own Christmas Bauble for the Curious Duke Christmas tree. The money from sales of these baubles will be donated to Make-A-Wish, granting magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening medical conditions.

If you are looking for that one off Christmas present and are excited to be commended for your originality then Curious Duke Gallery is your one stop shop, they even have a free gift wrapping service to really take all the stress out of your Christmas shopping.
A year old and Curious Duke Gallery has already changed the way people are looking at and buying art. Curious Duke Gallery make the whole art buying experience a much friendlier and welcoming environment with guaranteed originality in every visit to their gallery on Whitecross Street.
Join the Curious Duke for Christmas this year.

Under the Christmas Tree

Curious Duke Gallery

207 Whitecross Street

22nd November 2012 – 22nd December 2012
PV: 22nd November (mince pies and mulled wine will be available to those who have been good throughout the year)



Relaxing time in the Lakes….

I`ve been so busy lately, so it was so nice to get away this weekend to the Lake District- we had such lovely weather too.

We had a little person with us this time, who helped us to take our time, soaking up everything- making it really relaxing- thanks Peggy!

Victorian Paper house….

Do you remember my beautiful paper victorian house? I blogged about it here well i have been putting it together gradually- it has been sooo much fun! The detail in the design is amazing. Here is a little look…..