Inspired by her 10 year long career as an archaeologist, Emma Thorpe uses the ancient techniques of chainmail and viking knitting to produce beautiful and unique pieces of jewellery.
A technique commonly associated with the art of war, chainmail involves the skillful and intricate linking of jump rings into a pattern, or weave. By translating these weaves from base to precious metal, Emma transforms chainmail into a delicate, beautiful art form that is both elegant and feminine.
Primarily working in sterling and fine silver, Emma frequently incorporates textured lava bead, sea glass and pearls into her work, reflecting her life growing up on the North Antrim Coast.
Atlantic Rose can currently be purchased at:
Number 62 The Promenade, Portstewart
Maddybenny Beauty, Portrush
Stormont Gift Shop, Belfast
And online at:
Tel: 07858 972 404