The ethos behind Eleanor's design is the exploration of the relationship between craft and fashion. Traditional jewellery and craft techniques are employed to form contemporary fashion pieces, which reflect modern trends, while also conveying a timeless classicism. Eleanor deftly blends patterns and textures to give her jewellery a tactile and touchable quality. Her dedication to craft comes from a love for the creative process; each piece is beautifully and painstakingly designed.

After studying BA Jewellery Design at Middlesex University followed by a MA in Textiles at Goldsmiths College, Eleanor began work for the widely creative Erickson Beamon in London. This led her to work as production manager at Kirt Holmes, London and then onto design many collections for Swarovski in Paris. Since relocating to Sydney in 2009, Eleanor launched her own label SOLLIS and has also colaborated on design projects for Gorman, Megan Park and Sophie Kyron.

Images: Eleanor Ford designs for SOLLIS, Megan Park and Gorman