The Biscuit Factory’s new summer jewellery collection opened this week, with a focus on the theme of play.

The independent art, craft and design gallery, based in Newcastle, has curated the collection and has selected pieces which have a playful quality, whether that be due to vibrant colours or because they are fun to wear.

Curator Maike Browning said: “I wanted to showcase a broad selection of jewellers working with a variety of materials and techniques, but all with a sense of joy and freedom. It’s important to me to choose work that is exquisitely made, so I have selected jewellers who craft their work with care and attention to detail. Each item of jewellery in this collection is meticulously made and I think this really shines through!”


The gallery has picked out some highlights of the collection, which it says include statement jewellery by Norfolk-based Jane Sedgwick using hand turned sycamore from her sustainably managed woodland, inspired by classic educational toys and Emily Kidson’s bright colour palette that blends jewels and bold materials such as silver, gold, wood and laminate with traditional craftsmanship.

The collection can be viewed until 25 August, with every item available for purchase.