My Bear Hands is run by jewellery designer Sally Holyoak. She creates all her jewellery by hand from her home studio just outside Bristol.
With a background in illustration, narrative is a recurring theme, and collections are often based around characters or stories from classic texts. Sally works with a mixture of creative technologies and handmade processes to transform her drawings into jewellery. The result is subtly playful, the unusual imagery being set off by the choice of simple, classic materials.
When story telling isn't the focus, Sally loves experimenting with new materials and techniques. ‘I work with brass, resin, silver, wood and silk among others, and use casting and laser cutting to bring my designs to life.’ Sally aims to create jewellery that is contemporary and wearable with an element of fun.