It all started when...

After completing her jewellery making training in Manchester, Avril Manderson has spent the last decade making silver and gold jewellery commissions from children's drawings.  She is inspired by creating 'super-personal' jewellery that has real meaning for the wearer.  Her perfectionist nature and attention to detail are vital attributes for such intricate precious metal jewellery based on children's art.

Avril started AM Jewellery in 2003 turning children's drawings into fantastic gifts for a special occasion, and was the first UK jewellery designer to capture childhood memories in sterling silver using her original design method.  Over the years she has developed new techniques and embraced new technology to aid her traditional silver-smithing skills.