Rachel Adam

Jewellery & Metal Design BDes (Hons)

Rachel’s designs capture horsemanship and organic patterns; she uses hoof trimmings as an alternative material for jewellery.

About

Rachel’s designs capture horsemanship and organic patterns. Growing up in a rural setting surrounded by equestrian adventures provided a haven of inspiration and creativity. She includes equines in her designs by using hoof trimmings as an alternative material for jewellery. All the silver she uses is recycled and the hoof material is ethically sourced.

The hoof material creates beautiful jewellery and guarantees you always feel close to your hoofed friend. Each piece of the hoof is unique in colour and shape; therefore, no two pieces will ever be the same. Further inspiration comes from natural surroundings at the stables. The strong hoof and the delicate silver structures create a juxtaposition that compliments jewellery design.

The hoof offers numerous finishes and can be shaped, carved, or left natural. Metals such as silver compliment the hoof and provides a contrast in colour and texture. Rachel pushes the boundaries of jewellery design by combining techniques such as reticulation, granulation, and stone setting whilst developing new strategies for working with the hoof material. She aims to contribute to the equestrian community by creating unique jewellery representing the precious bond humans and equines share.

Rachel Adam wears one of her chain linked necklace designs, standing next to her horse.

Initial ring designs

Experimenting with reticulation and granulation

Chain Link Necklaces

Necklaces

Earrings

Rachel's work is available to purchase, please email for any queries.

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