Since an early age I have always loved being creative and working with my hands. My mother was hugely accomplished at sewing having been trained by my grandmother who was an amazingly talented seamstress. My father loved painting and so I grew up learning how to sew everything from clothes to curtains, knitting, crochet and tapestry, water colours, pastels and pencil work, and was always up for learning new skills. In Austria I learned to paint silk scarves and cotton umbrellas, in Japan I attended sumie and silk screen painting with an accomplished artist who taught me how to paint the traditional way.
After a stint living abroad and finding myself at a loose end when my youngest started school, I launched myself into jewellery making classes and spent 5 years studying with a silversmith. Whilst enjoying the creativity, this also allowed me to explore my options to turn my newly found passion into something that I could do from home whilst looking after my family.
Bjewelled was set up in 2004 and I have worked very closely with image consultants and personal stylists throughout the past 17 years. During this time I have learned about the seasonal palettes and different personal styles and I have fully embraced the concept of 'colour analysis'.
I realised very early on that I would not compete with the high street, neither in fashion trend nor price, as it was impossible to do so. I had to distinguish myself in a different way. Most of my work is bespoke and my main focus is to design unique, 'mix & match', timeless designs to the client's specifications. I use quality products such crystal beads and pearls, natural stone beads, .925 sterling silver and 14K gold-fill in order to give you endless pleasure and long term durability.
It is important to me that the end product is a perfect fit in style, scale, length and colours and, being a perfectionist I would rather turn down a sale than compromise!
I very much look forward to working with you.
Bjewelled is dedicated to creating jewellery designed especially for YOU!