Posted on January 21 2016
Following this, he worked with notable British brands such as Butler and Wilson and Vivienne Westwood, to name but a few. This began a long association with the world of fashion jewellery, that continues to this day. His fascination with craftsmanship, quality, design and creativity has led to some truly unique collections that are fittingly distinctive and beautifully made. Since launching the first ‘Bill Skinner’ collection in 2012, Bill has drawn on inspiration from his own unique history spanning over thirty years in the industry. With quirky pieces heavily influenced by British countryside and woodland scenes, the brand truly does have a heritage feel. As an individual, Bill loves animals and has worked closely with The Dogs Trust, even designing a ring to help raise money for the charity.
A particular favourite of Hoochie Mama’s is the Bee and Honeycomb collection which has designs available in gold and silver. Being from Manchester we love a good bee design and Bill Skinner has created some fascinating items which are creating quite the ‘buzz’ (pun intended). The delicate little Bee’s crawling over an intricately carved piece of honeycomb have been expertly worked into rings, bracelets, earrings and a stunning pendant necklace.
If bees aren’t your thing then how about more of a jungle approach? Wild animals are a hit with fashionistas and stylists alike, so the recurring safari theme with Rhinos, Antelopes, Lions and of course the majestic Elephants have helped the brand go from strength to strength in the fashion and accessories industry. The focus on quality throughout the collection is of paramount importance with the use of high quality materials. They work stunning Swarovski crystals as extra details into many of their designs, adding a little extra sparkle and shine to these already fantastic products.