Jo McDonald Jewellery
Jo Mcdonald

A creative and diverse maker, I am inspired by my travels and my attraction to mystical and beautiful objects. Over the last ten years I have designed and created unique pieces combining precious metals and selected gemstones. I particularly enjoy designing and problem solving to make unique and individual pieces with skill and innovation.

Successfully making private pieces and commissions for Madame Tussauds over the last six years I continue to create jewellery for waxwork celebrities in their exhibitions around the world. Other diverse projects have included making a replica Chains of Office for the Lord Chief Justice, Royal Courts of Justice, London. I enjoy private commissions immensely, sourcing gemstones and designing perfect pieces for my clients. You will often see snaps of these and can follow my story on Instagram and Facebook pages.

I have had a first class education in jewellery design and making, training at Sir John Cass College and attaining a BA Hons from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in 2002. I also studied social anthropology at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and gather inspiration from textiles, painting, folk art and beliefs rooted in South Asia. I also teach private classes and jewellery making classes at City College, Brighton.