Rhi has always had a love of jewellery, adorning the body with sparkly beautiful things!
After graduating from Hereford College of Arts in 2014, Rhi moved back home to the seaside town of Porthcawl, South Wales, setting up a small studio in her spare room. This is where she designs and makes each piece.
Since graduating, Rhi has exhibited her work across the UK, selling through galleries as well as online, working mainly with silver, stone setting and enamels.
Both Rhi’s collections are inspired by urban scenes; ‘Off The Rails’ features textured surfaces, chunky rivets combined with Welsh slate and semi precious stones.
As seen in Tatler; ‘’Rhi Frankton’s current collection ‘off the rails’ is inspired by urban scenes, resulting in a range of unique handmade pieces with a contemporary edge. Rough stones are set on chunky rings held together by rivets; these are certainly statement items with an industrial influence.’’
Her most recent ‘graffiti collection’ Rhi decided to experiment with colour;
‘’My new collection is inspired by urban scenes; focusing on graffiti, textures and lines, qualities often unnoticed. Using enamelling techniques with sterling silver I create unique, wanton, wearable pieces. I love creating these small grungy works to adorn the body!’’