Jewellery by Nicola was established in 2014 by me, Nicola. I work from home in Bournemouth by the seaside where I live with my Husband, Son and dog called Bert.
I had been creating jewellery for the past 10 years and having a baby meant that I took the plunge and established a business rather than returning to my previous role in Insurance.
Having gone through the exciting changes of pregnancy and then having a wonderful newborn to care for and love I found myself wanting to capture memories and turned to the thought of having his handprints put onto something to keep. After some experimentation I found that I was able to create myself Mummy Jewellery out of Artclay Silver which is 99% pure silver. It’s an exciting and involved process which results in a beautiful piece of wearable jewellery that is completely individual and personalised for every customer – no two items are the same and there is no limit to the number of pieces you can make from the same prints! Keyrings, cufflinks, pendants, charms – you name it! Knowing that I can do this for other parents gives me a great feeling of job satisfaction.
My pet pooch Bert has also inspired me to make unique gifts for dog lovers too and even gifts for cat lovers too if you can pin them down to get the imprint!
I also make special pieces of silver jewellery for other occasions such as uniqe mother’s day gifts or extra special flower girl gifts & christening gifts, using techniques such as Etching, silversmithing and working with sterling silver and Artclay Silver.
I lovingly handcraft every piece of personalised jewellery keepsake myself using a mix of Sterling Silver and Art Clay Silver. Art Clay Silver is a modelling material made by combining pure silver particles with an organic binder which, when fired, becomes 99.9% solid silver.
I use high quality Sterling Silver findings, Swarovski crystals and try to source my items with an ethical approach. The finished items are presented to you in a purple velvet drawstring pouch.
I hope you enjoy looking at my site and find something that you would love to wear.