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iCatcha Handmade Jewellery

Andrea,  creator of Icatcha Handmade Jewellery, has a rich and diverse story to tell. It is fair to say that the events of Andrea’s life certainly influenced and enhanced her natural flare for creativity.

As a child, Andrea’s drawings caught the eye of a German prisoner of war who was visiting her family home, she had sketched it upon a scrap piece of wood from her father’s timber yard.

Her eye for the unseen was developing at infant school where Andrea could already identify that the sky could be green which was dismissed by her teacher! This negativity was not to stop Andrea’s creative path, at a later age repurposing beautiful lace dresses of her mother’s during the war was the start of future possibilities.

Andrea remembers the bold colours of black and yellow her mother chose to decorate the front room, definitely ahead of the trend.

Andrea went on to be a keen water colourist.

As a child Andrea has fond memories of her father taking her to London’s Natural History museum where she fell in love and became besotted with rocks and minerals, little realising later that she would be working with them to create beautiful jewellery.

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Besotted with Rocks and Minerals

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Andrea trained as a primary school teacher where she soon became known as one who would create large papier mâché creatures for the entrance of the school Hall. The children were inspired to be more creative through Andrea’s enthusiasm and creativity.

In 1964 at the time of Andrea’s wedding her mother decided to cut an original pearl necklace in half so Andrea and her mum could wear identical necklaces on the great day. When she learned the price of converting them back into a single necklace Andrea learned how to hand-knot pearls.

Andrea’s unique iCatcha Handmade Jewellery is lovingly created with nature’s materials and gemstones from all over the world, especially amethyst, jade, carnelian , agate, turquoise and mookite and, of course, freshwater pearls reminiscent of happy memories.

Andrea takes inspiration from the rich colours in nature that her home County of Pembrokeshire provides in the sky, the ever changing sea, the light across the rocky rolling hills and the diverse landscape.

Using special techniques such as a Japanese braiding system called kumihimo Andrea creates bespoke, affordable pieces for her clients, imaginative use of memory wire and materials make Icatcha jewellery as splendid and unique as creator herself.

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Japanese Braiding

Using special techniques such as a Japanese braiding system called kumihimo Andrea creates bespoke, affordable pieces for her clients, imaginative use of memory wire and materials make Icatcha jewellery as splendid and unique as creator herself.

Andrea delights in making jewellery specially requested for weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions.

She also repairs treasured items with special memories and welcomes visitors to her home for consultations and to browse her extensive range of beautiful jewellery.

Andrea’s work will also be on display at the beautiful setting of St Davids city Oriel y Parc in spring 2021