Sail away with Lost at Sea jewellery: An interview with Cat Jardine
Created by Cat Jardine, Lost at Sea is another jewellery corner of the web that we want to burrow in to. With nautical and gothic themes, you will be hard pushed to find something you don’t like amongst the collection. From spiked ear cuffs to ship and anchor rings, the mixture of inspirations bode well for us finding something to our exact taste. The pieces are handmade in the UK and the pendants and charms used are sourced worldwide.
The Upcoming spoke to Cat about her brand, the influences for her pieces and how she loves incorporating the 90’s grunge vibe.
How did you create Lost At Sea?
I began making ceramic jewellery when I was 17 and studying art in college and then moved to Bristol where my jewellery was featured in a couple of shops and exhibitions. Lost At Sea was born because I couldn’t find the exact styles I wanted to wear on the high street so I decided to make pieces myself!
What are the influences behind the pieces?
I have always loved all things nautical, so I think there is quite a strong nautical influence behind a lot of the pieces. I also love crosses and gemstones so including those is something that I enjoy doing when creating jewellery. I am also influenced by passing trends and I love the grunge trend that everyone is sporting at the moment so making grunge inspired items is something that I’m having some fun with at the moment.
What do you use to create your jewellery?
I love to use mood boards to collect together all my inspirations for various pieces and trends and also use a lot of items that I have collected from my travels! I use a lot of casts to create the main items and then just basic tools when it comes to the practical part!
What are your most popular pieces?
The Hamsa items are really popular at the moment, especially the rings! Jewellery featuring Hamsa Hands is something that I find quite hard to come by (especially at an affordable price) and I haven’t seen on the high street, which is why I decided to start making them! The Anchor jewellery is always really popular and so are the various cord necklaces, with the 90’s vibe that I am loving at the moment!
How would you sum up Lost At Sea?
Lost At Sea to me is light hearted, affordable and fun. Being able to mix-up your style with different accessories that are reasonably priced and having some fun with it! I would also say eclectic and grungy at times!
Both on-trend, well priced and original, there are no excuses to not get Lost at Sea. Shop for your piece here.