About Working Clasp
Working Clasp is a handcrafted jewellery label by Birmingham designer Rebecca Cowley. Inspired by her travels, Birmingham heritage and art and design background.
We make distinct, wearable jewellery for people seeking something different from their jewellery. We have a range to suit every taste from eccentric head dresses to everyday colour pops to brighten up your day.
Working Clasp also make alternative bridal wear and wedding accessories such as headdresses, cufflinks, collar pins, invitations and table decorations. We also offer jewellery making workshops where you can collate your own unique pieces from a wide selection of laser cut charms designed by Rebecca.
All our jewellery is lovingly handmade by Rebecca in her Birmingham studio. We will be offering a bespoke service in 2019 where you can come and design your own jewellery with Rebecca in her studio. To find out more about this unique service, for insights into the making process and to see new designs, follow us on Instagram @workingclasp
Rebecca developed an interest in the laser cutting process after graduating, becoming drawn to the technique in which she could develop endless possibilities and applications.
After making various pieces of jewellery for friends and family, she to set up the label Working Clasp to offer a range of eye catching and distinct laser cut and etched pieces to a wider audience.
“I find inspiration for my work from a combination of drawing and found imagery from the world around me and like to use sections of my drawings as a starting point. I am always working on new designs combining various materials such as painted wood, acrylic and fabric to create intricate collage pieces. I also love doing commissions for people like my pet portraits and custom bridal headdresses, I love making peoples creative visions come to life! ”
Rebecca has attended many arts and crafts markets and gained a following in Birmingham where her ‘alrighbab’ necklaces are worn with Brummie pride. She sells her work at various outlets including the Ikon gallery and Enki Independent Jewellers.
Here at Working Clasp we care about the sustainability of our products. We understand the impact that fast fashion and plastics can have on our environment and that is why we make thoughtfully designed products that you will treasure for a lifetime.
Each piece of jewellery is handmade by Rebecca in her studio in Birmingham, so you can be certain you are buying a product that has been made with care, whilst supporting independent British design.
Most of our acrylic is sourced from factory offcuts and any minimal scraps that are leftover from specialist acrylic we order in gets donated to local community projects to make mosaics with. (Rebecca is thrifty by nature!)
As soon as recycled acrylic is available and affordable for us we will strive to use that wherever we can.