Ali Perry - with Emma O'Brien
Ali Perry - Mint Chip - lampwork glass silver and gemstone necklace
Ali Perry - Star Queen - Nebula lampwork glass and silver bracelet
Ali Perry - Dark Peacock - lampwork glass, gemstone and silver earrings
Ali’s vision is to create unique, contemporary, lampwork glass bead, gemstone and silver pieces that celebrate colour. She designs jewellery for people who are looking for one-of-a-kind, handmade treasures. It is her mission to inspire her customers to get excited by colour and to find pieces that complement their personal style and make them feel beautiful and special. She loves to see her jewellery being worn out and about, bringing colour to someone's day!
Ali’s work is inspired by colour: in visual art, in landscapes real and imagined, in nature, and sometimes in books or music that paint particularly vivid visual pictures. She loves to find new colour combinations and strives to recreate them in her own handmade glass beads and one-of-a-kind finished jewellery pieces; the gemstones, pearls and the coloured glass rods she uses to make her beads all serve as her artist’ palette. These beautiful materials also provide inspiration in their own right – a chance meeting of different coloured glass rods on her workbench has often inspired a new design.
Ali is a lampworker and silversmith. She creates beads by melting glass rods in the flame, blending colours and adding decoration. Her favourite beads are made with special ‘silver glass’ which produces beautiful, but often unpredictable metallic and iridescent colour effects, creating beads that can resemble planets or galaxies in space. Ali also makes her own sterling silver components and settings, including rings, pins, and her signature oversized hooks and clasps. She loves to blend these handmade elements with a rainbow of beautiful, natural gemstones and pearls, using a combination of silversmithing, wire-wrapping and stringing techniques to create her one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces.