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Adelaide custom jewellery
Adelaide custom jewellery: Explore our bespoke Microscope range
For Claire Brooks Studio Gallery, true beauty lies in the details. Designed to highlight your unique style and personality, our collection of Microscope jewellery reflects who you are and what you cherish most. That’s why each piece is lovingly handcrafted with care and attention to detail, ensuring that no two creations are alike. 
Handmade VS mass-produced jewellery
Handmade VS mass-produced jewellery: What’s the difference?
Whether you choose handmade for its artistic value or mass-produced for its affordability, the decision is a personal reflection of your style and values. Read on to learn more about the differences between handmade and mass-produced jewellery. 
Adelaide alternative engagement rings
Adelaide alternative engagement rings: Introducing our sapphire solitaire rings
So why should you choose an alternative engagement ring, and what’s so special about our sapphire solitaire rings? Read on to discover everything you need to know about Adelaide alternative engagement rings.   
Adelaide jewellery designer: Claire Brooks launches online jewellery store for Christmas
I wanted to create a gift that is not only completely unique but also plays with light to create a surface that subtly shimmers when worn. I love texture and am fascinated with the way that embossed silver bounces colour from the surrounding environment. My Eclipse earrings are a true reflection of all of these ideas.
And What a Year It Has Been….!
Happy First Birthday to Claire Brooks Studio Gallery! To celebrate and thank you for your ongoing support, I am holding a 24 Hour flash sale giving you 10% off all 2020 jewellery classes which are officially available in store and online as of right…. NOW! (terms and conditions below) To redeem your 10% discount, copy the code and book in now.
A Bespoke Necklace for a Very Special Lady
Choosing to be a contemporary jeweller is certainly the road less travelled as far as career paths go. The journey is long, thoroughly rewarding and cannot be travelled alone. I am extremely lucky to have a great group of family and friends who have helped me along the way and if there’s one person who’s always had faith in my ability to turn my passion into a self-sustaining career, it is my lovely Mother.
Collecting Microplastics in Western Australia
Collecting micro plastic for my exhibition pieces always leaves me with contradicting emotions. On the one hand, the process of searching through the sand in front of the beautiful ocean is peaceful and meditative. It is like a never ending treasure hunt where there is always something new to discover and I am absolutely elated when I find my next precious plastic jewel. I love the way the ocean wears the pieces of plastic beyond recognition, leaving only a trace of the original item. On the other hand, I am horrified that these tiny fragments of plastic are being ingested by beautiful sea creatures and destroying the ocean with toxic chemicals as they break down.
Single Origin Rose Gold Ring – A Very Special Order
Fixing Fast Fashion – A Special Order Silver Necklace
Given the increasing popularity of ‘Fast Fashion,’ a phenomenon where trends are in one day and out (or thrown out) the next, it is no surprise that I regularly have customers coming to me with jewellery that they love but have not lasted the test of time. To keep up with fashion at such a speed, items are made quickly and cheaply to last a season rather than a lifetime. Not only is the throw away mentality terrible for the environment, but the premature death of a beloved piece of jewellery is often upsetting for the client.
Plastic Soup Sculptures in the Making
I have been making wearable Plastic Soup pieces for some time now to explore and engage people with the issue of excess plastics circulating our oceans. The response has been really positive, however, I have observed people struggling with the tiny scale of the work. Given their intimate location on the body, some people have been too shy to approach the pieces whilst others miss them altogether. In response to this, I wanted to experiment by removing the pieces from the body and increasing their size to see whether larger sculptural works would be more successful in engaging my audience.
The Eternity Band Remake
Since working for a jeweller I have seen many old and sometimes neglected wedding rings come through the door to be repaired. Years of everyday wear tend to reduce protruding details of the pieces such as claws and delicate filigree.