Me at the Potash Road deep in Canyonlands, Utah
Me taking snaps of the Golden Temple, Bangkok, Thailand
Me exploring Cappadoccia in Turkey in the snow
(note lack of other tourists...)
Me taking a road trip rest stop on a lakeside in Montana
So, why travel jewellery?
Many travellers want a lucky talisman – like a St Christopher for protection – or a memento of a special journey. I aim to create beautifully made jewellery that keeps your travel memories close, marks your achievements and reminds you of home.
The legacy of the whole COVID situation has made travel something we all long for, to escape the normality of life no matter how short the journey, so more than ever a gift that reminds the wearer to stay safe makes for a lasting and cherished present.
St Christophers – both traditional and non-denominational, suiting all travellers who want a lucky travel charm for their journey
Commemorative travel gifts to mark long journeys and adventures
Personalised travel jewellery that makes a unique and treasured gift, and is easy to wear.
Unique travel gifts for people who don't actually wear jewellery – like a lucky talisman for your bag or rucksack
Personalised jewellery to mark your sporting achievements, such as running a marathon, taking part in a triathlon, swimming the channel or flying to the moon (well, maybe not just yet...)
How I work
Off The Map stands for quality jewellery, made to last and finished well, featuring original designs at fair prices. Off The Map jewellery will never be cheap and cheerful, or use plated base metals. I'll always give you good value and reliable, friendly (and very personal) service - that's what you get with a 1 woman business!
Off The Map strives to be a socially and environmentally responsible company that plays an active role in the community, both in the jewellery trade and the local community of Brighton and Hove.
I am already moving to use recycled and fair trade silver and plan to be 100% fair trade and ethically sourced by 2025. Currently approximately 40% of our silver jewellery is made using recycled silver, and as we introduce more gold into the range, 100% of that will be recycled gold. All our chains are 100% recycled silver.
I don't use mass produced products, or companies that use child or forced labour – we work closely with, and trust, the small number of suppliers I use to make component parts of our jewellery.
Much of my work is finished in house or working with skilled jewellers in the community supporting small jewellery designer-makers, paying them a fair price for the incredibly skilled work they do.
My gift boxes are 90% recyclable and my envelopes and packaging are 100% recyclable.