About Us

Welcome to Rooks & Roses, our handmade jewellery company working in precious, upcycled and repurposed metals. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We hope you like what you see!

We’re always open to new ideas and suggestions, so if you’re looking for a specific item or commission, have suggestions for a new range, or just want to tell us about something that might work better on the website, please do get in touch and let us know.

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Karl & Lindsay
Who are we?

I’m Karl, all the items you see here have been carefully handmade by me. I am a designer-maker who enjoys working in a number of different creative disciplines from stone sculpture to silver-smithery and woodwork. However, in 2015, I decided to dedicate my time to building my small, handmade jewellery business, Rooks & Roses.

I work alongside my partner Lindsay, who supports me with the administrative side of the business and helps keep me organised!

Why Rooks & Roses?

My hometown of Lewes, East Sussex has had the Rook as it’s emblem dating back to heraldry times and I felt passionate about incorporating that into the name of my business. At the same time, the drive to my studio took me along some beautiful Sussex country lanes where the Dog Roses were in full bloom, and so that’s how Rooks & Roses came to be.

In 2017, I moved the business to Holmfirth in West Yorkshire, to be with Lindsay, which is where we are now based, at the Sculpture Lounge – a workspace environment for professional creative practitioners.

Ethics and Values

We endeavour to be as environmentally conscious and ethical as possible from sourcing the materials I use to our carefully selected packaging.

Jewellery-making can, by default, be quite ‘green’ as any waste can easily be collected, melted down and re-used. I also enjoy making a range of jewellery that has been created from repurposed materials and items I find while out and about at markets, vintage stores or charity shops. I love seeing something that I think I can give a new lease of life!

Our Ethos

Ideas and concepts

Ethical design and creativity

Organic Designs

Shapes & forms inspired by nature

Highly customisable

Our designs, your inspiration

Customer Service

Your satisfaction is our desire
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    To help make life easier for you, we've introduced a special 'Festive Gift Wrap & Send' service in addition to our usual postage options. We want to help take the hassle out of Christmas shopping, by gift wrapping and sending your gift direct to your chosen recipient on your behalf. We can take away all the tricky, time-consuming stuff like waiting around for the postman, gift-wrapping and re-posting your gift, using twice the amount of packaging and unnecessary trips out to the Post Office - not to mention paying twice for postage!

    This year, let us do the hard work for you, helping you to save time, minimise contact and of course reduce waste.

    All you have to do is choose a gift for your special someone and click the 'Gift Wrap' button. On the product page, you will be able to enter a personal message of your choice which will be placed inside the gift box alongside your gift and when you get to the Checkout Page, select 'Deliver to a different address' and put in your lucky recipients address. We'll also drop you an email to confirm the details.

    As always, your gift will be wrapped in our usual, sustainable and eco-friendly R&R style using recycled and recyclable packaging.