Cheryl DuerdenJewellery Designer/Maker at Sea Dew Designer Jewellery
Born and raised in Singapore, I moved to Britain in 2011. My background was in professional photography, travel journalism, scuba diving and resort management. Together with my husband, we have been very lucky to witness and experience Nature’s amazing biodiversity, which has led us to work actively in wildlife conservation.
On my diving adventures, I observed and captured images of coral and fish underwater; while trekking through rainforests, I studied plants, trees, birds and insects, thereafter developing a love for black pen drawings. In my spare time, I dabbled in buying and selling antiques as well as collecting jewellery. As my creativity continued to stem from Nature and having always wanted to pick up a skilled craft, I decided to embark on a journey of handmaking fine silver jewellery at the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery, to bring to life my artistic observations and passion for creating everyday reminders of the natural world.
“Sea” and “Dew” combine my love for the ocean and land and quintessentially represent my inspirations. Apart from being a personal representation of ‘C. Due’, I love the concept that a body of water can exist in the smallest of forms on land and the largest of forms in the ocean; it amazes me how an element can be so adaptable to thrive in such variable environments while still maintaining its true nature.
Based in the North Devon coastal countryside, all my pieces are carefully handcrafted and reflect my personal style and imagination, with attention to texture, detail and meaning.
Sea Dew’s collections are characterized into these elements of life and natural spaces – OCEAN, FOREST, EARTH, ANIMAL and HUMAN – all drawing on the essence of Nature and their influences on one another; a complexity of intertwining relationships, yet each piece emerging with a story of its own. With every original piece of handmade pure silver jewellery, I hope that we’ll be reminded of the importance of sustaining and coexisting with Nature in its state of fragility yet raw beauty, and remind ourselves why we’ve fallen in love with the natural world.”
Sea Dew Designer Jewellery’s 999 fine silver pieces all carry the maker’s mark ‘CFD’ and full British Silver Hallmarks, for certified, traceable quality and provenance in conjunction with the London Assay Office at Goldsmiths’ Hall.