Ethos & Ethics
I am passionate about creating jewellery that feels special and unique, that is well made and is produced as ethically and sustainably as possible. My love for Silversmithing was instantaneous, and to design, create and make every day is a dream come true! My idea for a collection tends to get ignited from something that inspires me at the time, be it a piece of art or architecture, a general mood, certain symbols, concepts etc. I often skip the drawing phase and go straight to the making with the idea still fresh in my head, as in some cases, my happy accidents have ended up becoming my best sellers! There is a form of magic in playing and seeing what happens which I love. I spend time researching the best techniques, materials and processes to ensure all of my creations are of the highest quality.
All of the pieces are designed and handmade by me, Rhi, at my home studio in Swansea, so you can be sure your item has been made with the care and love it deserves. Occasionally, I employ an assistant to help with assembling and packing and I am committed to paying well above the living wage. Lima Lima proudly supports British industry and I work alongside several UK based craftsmen for processes such as casting, gold plating and fibre laser cutting.
Wherever possible, my jewellery is crafted using 100% traceable recycled silver (Ecosilver), responsibly sourced gemstones and some recycled brass, and I am looking to achieve 100% recycled metals in the near future. I am making positive changes as I grow to become more sustainable, and have recently switched to 100% natural cotton pouches and recyclable boxes, whilst still retaining a luxury feel. Included within every order is a jewellery care card and polish pad to help maintain the longevity of your piece with instructions on how to store and clean the item.
Reducing waste is also a priority for me, and I hold frequent ‘waste not’ sales, where all the jewellery is repurposed from 100% waste material. This gives me the opportunity to create completely new and unique designs at a lower price than my main collection. These sales are very popular, for more info on the next sale be sure to follow me on Instagram or sign up to my newsletter!