Sunday, 18 November 2012

Bizarre bazaar :)

The uncomfortable evidence of the consequence of breaking promises!

Catch up!!

Hey! Well, long time no see and have we been busy!!!!
Since our last post we have....
Opened a slightly unfinished but still preeeetttty 'Evermore' for Dorset Art Week in May...won a national award for our jewellery .....GOLD!! :).....stayed in a yurt in the Lake District ...exhibited at International Jewellery London ....AND held our own show 'The Bizarre Bazaar or Christmas Curiosities ' at a now finished and if I may say so myself, beautiful Evermore!! :) All whilst running Flux n Flame Jewellery School!!! I think we've done alright! Here are some pics to catch us up!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A dusty old curiosity shop. Evermore is a dark place in which to indulge in beauty and be amazed at the strange and fascinating objects that find their way there.
Dark fairytale inspired treasures created from silver, gold and precious stones sit alongside classic, clean lined petrolhead inspired gems, with other worlds captured in photographs, beautiful ethereal furniture and the unarguable evidence of the consequences of not keeping promises ....
Evermore is an eclectic collection of jewellery, photographs and oddities created or selected from top designer makers, by the over active imaginations of Jesa and Al Marshall.

Evermore Dorset

Once upon a time a kookie little shop grew from wood and steel....

Saturday, 14 April 2012

BCTF Harrogate day one

So day one at The British Craft trade Fair in Harrogate ..setting up day! From an empty shell to Marshall magic! Really looking forward to meeting folk tomorrow when the show opens for day two!
We are launching our new collection 'Firebird' as well as some new things in 'Enchanted', but even more significant for us is that 'Jesa' is now officially a partnership between myself and Al, so if you're liking 'Jesa' now, just wait and see, with both of us on it full time things are gonna get awesome!!!!!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Award winning jewellery designers Jesa and Al Marshall open their new studio 'Evermore' for the very first time this Dorset Art Week... A magical world of dark fairytales and wild woodlands, strange creatures and the most stunning silver jewellery
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Thursday, 5 April 2012


Interview by Two Red Trees


From faerie stories to Kensington Palace commissions - Two Red Trees interviews jewellery maker Jesa on her journey

Jesa's artisan skill is matched only by her off-beat passion for all things dark and fairytale. Her beginnings as a History of Art and Design student steered her towards free-thinking Pre-Raphaelites and although her passion was fuelled, the lack of hands-on work led Jesa to apply her craftsmanship to jewellery making.

Jesa's designs are beautiful and intriguing. Crows and gothic imagery combine to conjure a heady mix of romance and horror. We asked Jesa how this individual vibe has evolved over her 16 years of jewellery making.

"I am totally awestruck by the likes of film producer Tim Burton and his genius at visually creating the worlds that I thought only existed in my head. I have a passion for animation and film and adore anything dark and magical. I am also heavily influenced by the amazing children's book illustrators who have always brought my favourite fairy stories to life from Arthur Rackham to Alan Lee to the wonderful creatures of Brian Froud.

My latest collection 'Firebird' is completely inspired by an illustrated picture book celebrating 100 years of Stravinsky's Firebird which was given to me for Christmas."

The Firebird ballet is based upon the Russian folk tale of a Prince who captures a mythical glowing bird, which is both a blessing and a curse to its captor. The theme of birds resounds throughout Jesa's collection and draws inspiration from faerie, folk stories and even her day to day life in the countryside.

"I have also always been totally aware of the beauty around me. We have a family of crows who live outside our house and I have actually caught them in our bedroom trying to steal beads! They're hilarious and so clever - I think I may have become a little obsessed.

I tend to love the darker side of faerie, I am fascinated by secrets and the idea of lockets which contain mysteries or poison rings - just in case. I love the fact that in the 16 th century poison lockets and rings were all the rage. It conjures up all sorts of images of everyone creeping around trying to poison each other!"

With the mix of dark and mythical influences to her work, we were intrigued to see who Jesa might imagine wearing her jewellery in a dream world.

"I'd have to say Helena Bonham Carter. I think she looks incredible and I just love her image... oh and she's married to Tim Burton!"

But dreaming aside, how does your jewellery translate into the real world? What has been your biggest compliment you have received about your work?

"Well two things come to mind really. Professionally my biggest compliment was being asked by Kensington Palace to design and make an exclusive collection for their 'Enchanted Palace' Exhibition. They asked me to design a collection based on enchanted palaces, crows and thorny roses (think sleeping beauty), which they sold throughout the duration of the exhibition.

On a personal level, it was my dear old Dad who passed away a couple of years ago. He was blind, so never got to see any of my 'proper' jewellery, only my beginnings. He was in hospital and didn't realise I had arrived and I caught him telling a nurse how I was a 'famous' jewellery designer, which to him, I was! It was a moment I'll treasure forever."

Finally we asked Jesa who she really loves amongst the sellers working with Two Red Trees.

"I think if I have to pick one I'd have to say Tina Tsang of Undergrowth Design. I just love the humour and the bizarreness really appeals to me in a twisted Alice in Wonderland tea party kind of way!"

Aside from creating her own stunning pieces, Jesa and her husband Al also run Flux n Flame Jewellery school in Dorset helping other jewellers turn their passion into a day-to-day reality.

It's clear that Jesa's work represents more than just attractive jewellery. Each piece is handcrafted with passion and soul. Her themes are intertwined with stories, her pieces inextricably linked with her personality and life.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Jewellery shoot at Evermore

So the shoot on Sunday was SO much fun! One minute I’m a jeweller and the next I’m ‘in charge’ of make up, clothes and hair on a photo shoot! Luckily the model was so gorgeous I couldn’t go far wrong. Anna Morgan was epic and brought her invaluable photographic expertise to our vision for the two collections , ‘Firebird’ and ‘Enchanted’. Our model, ( and niece!!!) Lauren rocked, she looked stunning and totally got into character for each shoot… So proud of her.. What a star !!!!
Al, our Creative Director pulled together amazing set , creating a backdrop for the photos which just made the pictures magical, his vision for the feel and atmosphere of the photos have really come to life!!!!
So, Anna is busy editing our favourite shots so watch this space!!!!!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Anna Morgan is a professional photographer based in Dorset Uk....she rocks!!! Can't wait til our photoshoot on Sunday!!! Been shopping...gorgeous dress, skinny jeans and some face paints ha this space!!! Have a look at some of Anna's amazing work on her website...

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Crow feet!

Making a start on our new jewellery cabinets..... forging steel bar into what should look like crows feet when they're done. Quite a way to go yet.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Our model for our photoshoot

This is our model on a Black Swan inspired photoshoot by Anna Morgan photography.....they are both coming next weekend to do our shoot for excited!
Al spent the day making our new jewellery cabinets to see a man forging a bit of red hot steel ha ha! They're going to look amazing!.....kinda crow like ??!!!!! And while he was busy with that I got to shop! ...clothes and props for the 'Enchanted' and 'Firebird' photoshoot next weekend....I love my job! More Enchanted finished today too...not all shopping! :)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Busy busy!

What a crazy busy week... Putting the finishing touches to our 'Enchanted' collection, ready for our big jewellery show in April... Our new collection 'Firebird' is nearly finished too... Just three more pieces to sort and then I get to make some new lockets and poison rings... Can't wait !