Natalie Vardy

Meet Jeweller Natalie Vardey

One of a large creative family, Natalie became competent at a sewing machine by the time she was seven, turning her hand at making basic dolls clothes, and later discovering how to make dressmaking patterns for herself. She used to crochet miniscule pieces using sewing thread and make all sorts of things for her appreciative family, who would often say …

Adele Taylor - Jeweller

Meet Jeweller Adele Taylor

Adele studied three dimensional design, silversmithing and jewellery at Sheffield Polytechnic and established her jewellery business soon after with a grant from the Princes Youth Business Trust. The interplay of different colours of metal, both naturally occurring and chemically altered has always interested Adele. Consequently she continually experiments with the use of different metals such as silver, gold, copper and …

Caroline Draper

Meet Jeweller Caroline Draper

Caroline draws on her extensive travel and life experiences in India to explore a fascination with geometry, symmetry and repetition. Fifteen years ago Caroline left a full time career as a nursing sister to relocate to New Delhi with her family. Bombarded on a daily basis, the rich colours, exotic scents, eclectic tastes, cacophony of never ending noise, diverse cultures, …

Amy Leigh

Meet Jeweller Amy Leigh

The essence of Amy’s work is a fascination with materials changing state from liquid to solid. Amy graduated with First class honours in Design Crafts from De Montfort University (DMU) in 2014, specialising in Jewellery Design and Metal Work. Her degree show collection of contemporary jewellery sculptures  gained her a space exhibiting at New Designers 2014. Following this, Amy then …

Laura Bennett

Meet the Jeweller Laura Bennett

Since graduating from UCCA with a BA Hons (First Class) in Three Dimensional Design (Jewellery & Silversmithing), Laura has set up her practice in the heart of Southsea. Laura is involved in local art projects and exhibitions, including Making Space, Aspex and Strong Island aswell as stocking galleries and shops all over the UK. She also participates in annual selling …

Holly MCAfee

Meet Jeweller Holly McAfee

Holly graduated with a BDes(hons) degree in Jewellery and Metal Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland, in 2010. Since then she has regularly exhibited in and stocked galleries and jewellers throughout the UK. Holly enjoys making meticulously finished jewellery that will be worn for years to come, and loves making bespoke pieces in …

Maike Browning

Meet jeweller Maike Browning

Maike makes tactile, delicate jewellery, inspired by natural forms, textiles and her travels – from the wildflowers of the hills of Scotland to the sparkling textiles and temples of India. Maike adds sparks of colour to her work using a variety of ethically sourced precious stones, adding another element to catch the eye. She works intuitively with precious metals to …

Christina Oswin

Meet Christina Oswin

Christina has been designing and making jewellery since 2003 and has a shop in Frome, Somerset. Her collections can also be found in shops and galleries throughout the British Isles.   Christina is a Fairtrade licensee and she only uses Fairtrade or recycled gold and silver in her pieces and all the gemstones are fair-mined or ethically sourced. All pieces are …

Zoe Davidson Jeweller

Meet Orkney jeweller Zoe Davidson

We are delighted to introduce you to Zoe Davidson, a jeweller new to Heart Gallery for Spring/Summer 2017. Zoe lives in Stromness, Orkney, and started her business in May 2016. She produces jewellery which is all hand made, sculptural in form and inspired by her love for the island’s historic landscapes and ever-changing seas. She graduated in 2013 with a …