Lesley Frew is a designer/maker based in Belfast, she graduated from the University of
Ulster with a BA (hons) in Fine and Applied Art, having specialized in Textiles in 2007. She
is currently on the 'Making It' programme run by Craft NI, her studio is based in the Ulster
She makes both costume jewellery and framed pieces. Lesley creates contemporary, ethical
jewellery using discarded plastic bags, tags and other consumer related items.
Her choice of materials is deliberate, she chooses resources that are destructive to our
environment and heading for landfill. Lesley gives these materials a second life, by t
ransforming and reusing them. She enjoys confronting people's expectations by taking a
discarded material, giving it a new value and showing that it can be beautiful.