Welcome to Emaz Beadz!
Based in the Royal Historic City of Lancaster UK, Emma makes and creates both jewellery and crafts that uses a range of gemstones and other bead types. Taking inspiration from colour matches, film, TV, social media ‘how to’ videos to what she has available in stock, her creations are handmade and have a unique flare.
Jewellery that has been made with inexpensive materials or imitation gemstones*.
Decorative items to complement a particular fashionable outfit, garment or costume.
*My jewellery would be/has been classed as costume, but in my case I use genuine gemstones.
Brief History of Jewellery
Jewellery dates all the way back to prehistoric times. It was often worn to show status/rank/importance. Adornments such as amulets were worn to provide protection, strength or fertility. Something which still happens in todays jewellery.
Jewellery has taken many forms and meanings over the ages. From Medieval to Art Nouveau to Contemporary. The development of designing and creating jewellery will continue, especially with designs that involve modern technology.
For more infomation on jewellery’s history, check out The V&A‘s article.