A bulldog hair clip in black, blue and orange made with sustainable resin sourced from leftover product of glass frame makers, resourcefully recycled into patterned hair accessories.
Hand Made Resin
James McGrath, founder of Big Metal, was first inspired to start making jewellery whilst living in Papua New Guinea 30 years ago and working with natural materials with the local artisan people.
When he returned to London after his travels, he set up a workshop in his mother´s garden shed where he taught himself to make jewellery out of metal too.
He then progressed to setting up a stall in Portobello Market which had so much success that, one day, Jean-Paul Gaultier asked him to design the jewellery for a movie for which he was designing the clothes – this movie was the 5thElement which had and continues to have a huge impact on fashion, redefining what a futuristic aesthetic can be.
That is when Big Metal London was born and now James and his team design everything in-house in London, following all the latest trends, where he also has a small workshop.