Eva Martin At Bench
I think jewelry is something to treasure for life ... so each piece should hold a special meaning for its owner.
I love the idea of secrets within jewelry, of incorporating something known only to the wearer.
Often the pieces I make reveal more of themselves the closer you look, so what you see at first glance is not the whole story. This discovery makes you smile, there's a child-like delight in finding something you know others haven't noticed or will never know about. One of my clients said that she loves the way I incorporate 'something for the soul' in my work; which is a lovely way of putting it I think.

Attention to detail and a high standard of craftsmanship are extremely important to me. No matter how beautiful the original design, a piece will not look good unless it is made well. I hand-polish my pieces using progressively fine emery and polishing papers in order to preserve their clean lines.

I trained to be a jeweler at North Bennet Street School in Boston Massachusetts, a school acclaimed for traditional craftsmanship. I have been fortunate to have won several international design competitions for my work including three Saul Bell Design Awards.

I was born in England and studied psychology at Oxford Brookes University. I presently live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia. I take commissions from all over the world, in particular from the US. To learn more about commissioning a piece from me click here. You can also watch a short video in which I talk about the design process and how the internet and CAD has enabled me to work remotely with clients from overseas.