Living and working on Dartmoor has had a positive and profound impact on my work and my aim became to reflect the tactile qualities of the surrounding flora and fauna, within my jewellery making. I began experimenting with transposing these surface qualities by reproducing the textures through casting in silver: reticulating and hammering the surface of the metal and embedding semi-precious stones to reflect the natural colours of my environment. My most recent collection is inspired by the Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea), I became excited and inspired to use the eye-catching beauty of this pathogenic fungus. This can have a very devastating effect in our UK gardens. However, the network of rhizomorphs that spread underground have an incredible texture and are extremely beautiful. I began to cast directly from these Honey Fungus rhizomorphs, resulting in my visually exciting, stunning and dynamic jewellery collection.