SCOTTISH jewellery designer Lisa Crockard creates unique and elegant pieces that evolve with the wearer.

Prior to founding her eponymous label, Glasgow-born Crockard studied printed and knitted textiles at Glasgow School of Art.

She says: “From a really young age I’d always been interested in drawing and making. Getting into Glasgow School of Art became a sort of obsession. I wasn’t sure which course I wanted to specialise in, but I knew I wanted to explore a creative education.”

After graduating with a BA (Hons), Crockard moved to London to learn more about the business side of the fashion industry. She began working on the shop floor at Emporio Armani before progressing to a job in the head office. Following a series of roles within wholesale and buying for leading department stores, Crockard found herself as a formalwear buyer for Selfridges. Despite her career success, she missed being creative and started taking night classes at a jewellery workshop.

In a “now or never” decision, Crockard made a move back to Scotland, where she took an HND at City of Glasgow College and won funding through a competition launched by City of Glasgow College and the John Mather Charitable trust that allowed her to start her label.

Launching in 2016, Crockard’s brand acts as a protest against the fast fashion which has consumed much of the industry. She focuses on creating jewellery that stands the test of time and has a particular interest in creating pieces that evolve with the wearer.

She explains: “I want to produce pieces that will be worn and loved for years, not chucked away in six months to be replaced with something else. Jewellery, after all, is a luxury. It’s something we should be excited to wear and own!”

When creating her initial concepts, Crockard finds inspiration in architecture and architectural designs and materials. While these act as the first point of inspiration, the vast majority of her designs develop throughout the making process itself.

Crockard says: “I get a buzz now of knowing I can create a piece from start to finish – from inception to final piece. That’s hugely satisfying.”

Crockard’s pieces are geometric, simple and elegant, and to make them she combines different technologies with hand-making techniques. Her Quarterfoil series includes jewellery that is produced through a combination of 3D printing steel designs and handmaking stone settings.

Crockard’s talents have been widely recognised by industry experts. In June she won the Scottish Album of the Year Award Design Commission and created a bespoke winner’s trophy, and in November she exhibited at the Scotland Re:Designed exhibition.

Product price ranges: £35-£175