Jess Jones is the creative energy behind Fawn and Rose.  She makes geometric pendants using clay and metal in muted colours, brass dipped bars, chevron wooden necklaces and silk cord bracelets.

In 2011, Jess found herself unable to find a necklace on the high street that was understated yet original, colourful, affordable and easy to wear. So she set out to make one herself, with the help of YouTube and some helpful DIY blog posts.

She enjoyed the process and made more, and in 2012 she sold her first piece.  “It's quite a buzz to design something from scratch and have people like it enough to buy it”, Jess says.  She researched techniques, learned skills, and honed her craft along the way, sohe growth of her business was slow and organic.  She now designs and creates her items in her workshop at the end of her garden in Brighton, with a snoring dog at her feet. 

Jess’s goal is to create affordable jewellery using quality materials – “I don't believe reasonably-priced jewellery should turn your fingers green,” she says.  Materials therefore have great influence  over her designs.  She currently works with cherry and walnut wood, metal and clay – all versatile and easy to wear – and is keen to mix media.

Jess enjoys making bold colour decisions and she paints her work by hand.  She acknowledges trending colour palettes but isn’t dictated by them.  Her current necklaces feature block colours in purple, mint, orange and white with a pop of gold.

Jess is keen to design jewellery that is easy to wear.  She tries to answer her customer’s questions in each piece. Could it be worn to work? Would it be comfortable to dance in? These guide and influence her designs.  She makes both statement and everyday necklaces and pieces which span both.

The design process begins with a rough sketch which Jess then moves from paper to a computer where she uses a graphics program to guide the laser cutting machine.  She hand-saws and hand-finishes the basic shapes, and then solders, paints, or varnishes as the piece requires.  A necklace can take anywhere from five hours to five days to complete. 

Fawn and Rose’s use of functional metals and pretty pops of colour result in laser cut geometric necklaces that are versatile and eye-catching.