Christelle Chamberland

Christelle worked as a television news journalist and presenter in London, before moving into documentary production.

All changed in 2005 with a move to Edinburgh, where she decided to explore her love of jewellery and re-train at the Leith School of Arts.

After moving into her teacher’s workshop at The Drill Hall in Leith she developed her skills and ideas and became a resident of the pioneering Precious Metals Workshop.

In 2014 she studied CAD design in Glasgow and set up her own jewellery business, the fruits of which we are now pleased to showcase on Craft Design House.

Live life fully, colourfully and playfully is Christelle’s motto and this enthusiasm infuses each piece of jewellery she makes.

She creates with the aim of breaking the boundary between casual and formal, to make fine jewellery women simply love to wear when and however they like.

‘I have a passion for texture, pattern and colour. I love the strength and the paradoxical delicacy of metal – in effect its ‘melt-ability’ – and like to mix it with the vibrancy of gemstones. To me, jewellery is a wearable collaboration between the maker and the wearer.’