Sheila Read - Sheila Reid Jewellery
Sheila Read is one of Nottingham's best kept secrets.....
She creates simple and elegant jewellery, inspired by industrial museums. She manages to catch a small snap shop of tiny parts then develope them into crisp clean lines using precious metals. These lines are often softened with the addition of wood from a sustainable source.
The majority of pieces are hallmarked with SR and the Birmingham assay mark.
This is elegant and unique jewellery is lovingly and skilfully designed and made by hand and (for the moment) we are proud to say that Created By Hand are only retailer in the UK showcasing Sheila's work.
So if you are unfamiliar with Sheilas work then visit the shop up at Strelley Hall, Nottingham to see for yourself.
Jane Clarke - Janeys Jewellery
Jane Clarke has always had a creative side which is reflected in her resume of job experiences.
From leaving school she learned the art of floristry and since those early years has moved into window dressing and fashion / beauty consultancy.
The common link through the years has been the love of working with colour and form, be that with flowers, fashion or jewellery which she has been making since her early 20’s.
Over the last three years, with the backing of two beautiful girls and a loving and very supportive husband Jane has managed to carve a reputation as a maker of both unusual and stunning jewellery using combinations of freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones from around the world as well as lots of other medias.
And when we say make, we really do mean make!
Jane hand wraps links and clasps used in her jewellery which gives her complete control over the quality of her designs and removes the restriction of ‘off the shelf’ findings.
Many of Jane’s designs are one of a kind so if you see something you like, seize the day! As we cannot guarantee you will see the same piece on your next visit.
Jane has also done a lot of commissioned jewellery to compliment a special outfit, incorporate birthstones and wedding jewellery for brides and bridesmaids, matching stones to colour schemes and all at competitive prices.
Consultations can be arranged through the shop. Just ask
Hannah Smith -Beyond Bling Jewellery
Graduating from Loughborough University School of Art and Design in 1998 with a BA (hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery, Hannah researches, designs and makes jewellery for both men and women.
Her designs are conceptual and for the most part handmade, each range based around a theme or idea. The concepts are inspired by thoughts emanating from the comically mundane through nature to life changing, awe inspiring moments.
Most pieces, although of a similar design will be individually created and unique.
All Beyond Bling products comply with Assay Office Hallmarking regulations. Some products do not require a Hallmark (due to weight), but one can be applied at extra cost and time.
Nikki England - Timeless Curiosity
'Timeless Curiosity' consists of mother Nikki and daughters Jasmine and Lily England.
They make hand-crafted, vintage and Steampunk inspired, bespoke jewellery, cards and 'felties'.
Their jewellery is made using vintage watch parts, sheet music and old photographs, embellished with glitter, charms, beads and chain, setting all this in resin and mounting in antique bronze or silver-plated bezels and findings.
Their range extends to the most macabre cameos I have seen, mounted on chokers, Kilt Pins and 'bottle top' brooches.
We also have a small selection of handmade cards which use card, handmade paper, buttons, watch parts, sheet music, old lace, ribbon, charms and other craft materials (recycled where possible) to create quite unique and eye catching cards.
Steampunk has been something I have wanted to get into the shop since opening so we are thrilled that Timeless Curiosity has let us promote and sell their work.
Thursday Handmade Jewellery
They say two heads are better than one and Asri and Suzanne are testament to that.
Thursday Handmade Jewellery is synonymous with elegant, delicte yet wearable silver and brass jewellery and for one evening each week ( .... no prizes for guessing which!) these long term friends sit down and create beautiful jewellery.in the comfort of their Nottingham based studio.
Inspired by the stars and the phases of the moon their delicate pieces combine silver and brass with semi-precious stones, beads and enamel. All pieces are individually designed and hand-made and the beautifully delicate forms which their jewellery take easily demonstrate the skill and talent of these two special designer makers.
We are one of a very limited number of distributors of 'Thursday' designs so why not pop in to get a better idea of how stunning these pieces are.