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Meet The Maker – Judith Brown

June 28, 2013
Judith Brown - Jeweller

Judith Brown – Jeweller

Judith seeks to create elegant, feminine wire jewellery with a nostalgic feel, she likes to recycle and upcycle found objects like vintage haberdashery into contemporary jewellery.

Silver five button bracelet

Silver five button bracelet

Chandelier vintage button earrings

Chandelier vintage button earrings

Judith’s use of old haberdashery such as antique lace and buttons, vintage hooks, eyes and press studs is a nostalgic nod to her Mum’s old button tin that she played with as a child, and to those other women who hoarded away such treasures in the times of “make do and mend”.

Vintage Lace Clara necklace

Vintage Lace Clara necklace

Vintage Lace Elise earrings

Vintage Lace Elise earrings

She has developed a way of stitching with wire to create intricate shapes reminiscent of lace.

Vintage Mother of Pearl Chandelier necklace and earrings

Vintage Mother of Pearl and silver Chandelier necklace and earrings

From an Embroidery background she seeks to highlight the beauty of the stitch itself.

Vintage Lace earrings and necklace

Mother of Pearl and silver earrings and necklace

Her work has featured in both the V&A and the British Museum and now in Heart Gallery as part of our Wedding Exhibition ‘I DO’.

Meet The Maker – Jodie Hook

June 12, 2013
Jodie Hook - Jeweller

Jodie Hook – Jeweller

Jodie’s passion for jewellery making started when she was a young girl. At age 17 her art teacher offered her the chance to do jewellery as a GCSE, it was there that her affection with the craft of jewellery developed.

Ribbon Loop Ring - Silver

Ribbon Loop Ring – Silver

After studying a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham she moved to London to pursue her dreams. It was here that she spent 7 years working for fashion jewellery designer Scott Wilson. Here she created collections for trade shows including London Fashion Week and one off commission pieces for major fashion houses and celebrities including Pringle, Swarovski, Robbie Williams and Kylie.

Ribbon Knot silver bangle

Ribbon Knot silver bangle

Jodie then returned to Cardiff and in 2008 set up her own business.  2009 saw her establishing herself within galleries and shops throughout the UK with her Ribbon Collection and most recently the Equilateral Collection. The talented designer has more than 15 years experience designing and making individual handmade jewellery.

Large silver Ribbon Knot bangle

Large silver Ribbon Knot bangle

In September 2009 Jodie was thrilled to be awarded the Lonmin Design Innovation Award in the established designer category for her Rollercoaster Earrings in platinum. Most recently she has created her Ultimate Stainless Tie as part of an Association of Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, STAIN-LESS, in celebration of this year’s centenary of the discovery of Stainless Steel.

 

Silver Ribbon Knot studs

Silver Ribbon Knot studs

The Ribbon Collection is her signature range and is an on-going love affair, inspired from the moment you unravel a roll of satin ribbon, it twists and loops, as you lift it a knot forms. She manipulates the metal creating a light wearable adornment that looks beautiful from every angle. Since its conception new and complimentary designs and finishes have been included to this best-selling range.

Silver Ribbon Knot tied necklace

Silver Ribbon Knot tied necklace

In 2010 it expanded into her Wedding Collection with hair slides, bands and grips made in a fine gauge of silver combined with beautiful Swarovski crystal beads and pearls to create striking yet delicate pieces that can be worn all day for a special occasion. For the Heart Gallery Exhibition ‘I DO’ she has carefully selected the range to include a few pieces created exclusively for the Show.

Allegra - silver hair comb

Allegra – silver and crystal hair comb

“Ultimately I seek to create wearable jewellery that makes a statement on and off the body.”

Meet The Maker – Jodie Hook

March 12, 2012
Jodie Hook - jeweller

Jodie Hook - jeweller

Jodie has more than 14 years experience designing and making individual handmade jewellery.

Silver Ribbon Knot Tied Pendant

Silver Ribbon Knot Tied Pendant

The talented designer studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at UCE in Birmingham until 2000 before going on to work for designer Scott Wilson in London for seven years. Here she created collections for trade shows including London Fashion Week and one off commission pieces for major fashion houses and celebrities including Julien MacDonald, Pringle, Frost French, Swarovski, Robbie Williams, Sugababes and Kylie.

Ribbon Knot Ring

Ribbon Knot Ring

Jodie then returned to Cardiff and in 2008 set up her own business.  2009 saw her establishing herself within galleries and shops throughout the UK. In September 2009 Jodie was thrilled to be awarded the Lonmin Design Innovation Award in the established designer category. Titled ‘Rollercoaster Earrings’ they speak for themselves, forming a continuous loop the twist and turn and loop the loop, made in platinum they are now added to the collection in silver including complimentary styles.

Ribbon Loop Earrings

Ribbon Loop Earrings

The Wedding Collection – Ribbons – comprises a mix of silver, beautiful Swarovski crystal beads and pearls. Graphic clean lines feature strongly in Jodie’s work, whilst at the same time being fashionable and comfortable to wear. This range aims to give a bride a striking modern piece that will set her apart from the crowd.

Florence silver hair piece

Florence silver hair piece

The Ribbon Collection is inspired from the moment you unravel a roll of satin ribbon, it twists and loops, as you lift it a knot forms. Jodie manipulates the metal creating a light wearable adornment that looks beautiful from every angle.

Dahlia silver bracelet

Dahlia silver bracelet

Seraphina silver tiara

Seraphina silver tiara

Heart Gallery adores Jodie’s current ranges and we are proud to have been carefully selected by Jodie to showcase her bridal pieces. Jodie creates wearable jewellery that makes a statement on and off the body.

Meet The Maker – Tanya Igic

February 25, 2012
Tanya Igic - jeweller

Tanya Igic - jeweller

Tanya is a contemporary jeweller based in Swansea, South Wales.  Having moved from Serbia after completing a degree in Business studies, Tanya had the opportunity to develop what was a part-time business into a full-time career in jewellery, with emphasis on innovative and creative design.

Tanya Igic - leather tiara

Tanya Igic - leather tiara

Working with finest quality delicate leather in many beautiful shades, and influenced by floral, natural and abstract motifs, Tanya produces a wide range of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, corsages, chokers as well as bridal accessories. Her technique is unusual and innovative and involves a complex process.

Tanya Igic - leather jewellery

Tanya Igic - leather jewellery

Tanya Igic - leather tiara

Tanya Igic - leather tiara

After selecting the best leather skin and colour, Tanya cuts and bonds together up to eleven layers into the required shape.

 

Tanya Igic - leather head piece

Tanya Igic - leather head piece

Tanya Igic - leather head piece

Tanya Igic - leather head piece

When dry, the layered shape is cut into thin slices. The softness of the leather allows Tanya to stretch the slices into shapes which are then glued together. Silver wires and beads are then added as embellishments.

Tanya Igic - leather jewellery

Tanya Igic - leather jewellery

Each piece is extremely labour intensive. This exiting and innovative work is produced in bright, natural and pastel colours.

Tanya Igic - leather jewellery

Tanya Igic - leather jewellery

Tanya has exhibited her amazing work in many galleries in Wales, England, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Holland and recently USA and Austria so Heart Gallery is really proud to be added to Tanya’s list of carefully selected stockists. 

Tanya Igic - leather jewellery

Tanya Igic - leather wedding tiara

 

‘I DO’ Wedding Exhibition at Heart Gallery – Valentines’ Day

January 14, 2010
I DO Wedding Exhibition - Sarah Mason, local photographer

I DO Wedding Exhibition – Sarah Mason, local photographer

This quick little blog is to let you know that Heart Gallery is holding a Wedding Exhibition on Valentines’ Day, 12pm – 5pm. So if you are celebrating the union of love in 2010 then you need to come down to Hebden Bridge to see what Heart Gallery can offer you and your party for your special day.

Meet Sarah Mason, a local photographer with a sensitive and individual approach to your wedding or civil partnership and the ability to capture those special moments. Sarah will be at Heart Gallery to chat with you about your requirements  and your plans to give you the photo’s you want. Sarah’s style is fresh, contemporary and natural and she likes to create a rapport with her client(s) and develop ideas prior to your BIG day. Sarah believes that the photographer shouldn’t take over your SPECIAL day so her approach is friendly yet discreet!

 

'I DO' Wedding Exhibition - Sarah creates your perfect cake

‘I DO’ Wedding Exhibition – Sarah creates your perfect cake

Sarah Jenkins’  fabulous wedding cakes are stunning; individually designed to meet your requirements  with style and attention to detail. For fashion conscious cakes for your BIG day then Sarah is the person you need to speak with. Sarah will be at Heart Gallery 14th February and inspiration is the key … from your invitation, your favourite flower, piece of jewellery, special place or perhaps a pattern from a vintage piece of china, Sarah can translate this into a scrumptious cake for your SPECIAL day using the best fresh ingredients including organic free-range eggs and Fair Trade chocolate.

 

'I DO' Wedding Exhibition - Amanda Cox bridal jewellery

‘I DO’ Wedding Exhibition – Amanda Cox bridal jewellery

Heart Gallery is already a stockist of Amanda’s amazing silver and gold jewellery so you have probably seen her stunning lily collection in Heart Gallery previously. On February 14th Amanda will be at Heart Gallery to talk to you about your bridal jewellery ideas and can also help you choose those perfect Bridesmaid’s gifts. Amanda’s silver lily collection is stunning and perfect for your SPECIAL day but she also has a fabulous rose collection too which can be chosen in polished silver and oxidised silver.

If you prefer more precious metals then we can also quote for any of Amanda’s pieces in yellow or white gold.

 

White freshwater pearls with small oxidised silver rose necklace

‘I DO’ Wedding Exhibition – White freshwater pearls with small oxidised silver rose necklace

As well as showcasing stunning bridal jewellery from top UK based designer/makers you can also bring your partner along too to look at a wide range of cufflinks from these makers. When it comes to gifts for your bridal party, personalise. This shows that you have taken time with the gift and it makes a great keepsake. You can do this in a number of ways. Bespoke is one. Have a jeweller make jewellery to your specification for your bridesmaids or cufflinks for the groomsmen. There will be many handcrafted cufflinks on display in Heart Gallery on Sunday 14th February so not only can the groom choose a pair to compliment his Wedding suit but so can the Best Man and Ushers knowing that they are choosing the Best of British Craft.

'I DO' Wedding Exhibition - Marisa Arna silver and 18ct gold cufflinks

‘I DO’ Wedding Exhibition – Marisa Arna silver and 18ct gold cufflinks

'I DO' Wedding Exhibition - Nick Hubbard silver/9ct gold cufflinks

‘I DO’ Wedding Exhibition – Nick Hubbard silver/9ct gold cufflinks

You can also see fabulous silk ties from textile artist Clare Webster who can talk you through the different silk swatches and match the silk to the bridesmaid’s dresses or a colour scheme of your choice. Clare also makes amazingly sculptural bags and scarves which are just perfect for the mother of the bride or groom and the choice of silk colours is endless so you can match to the outfit or the shoes and stand out from the crowd. So, if you are looking for an outfit for your daughter or son’s wedding, our advice would be to have something designed for you which is not typical mother of the bride and could be worn afterwards. Its always good to know if your accessories have been designed specifically for you as there’s no chance of meeting someone else in the same thing and Clare can make sure this happens.

'I DO' Wedding Exhibition - Clare Webster's silk bags are structural and amazing.

‘I DO’ Wedding Exhibition – Clare Webster’s silk bags are structural and amazing.

On Valentines Day, Heart Gallery will focus on adornment, especially rings, jewellery, headwear, textiles and bags but is also bringing you interesting gift ideas from a selection of the best designers in the UK – forget crystal, crockery and cutlery and choose something unique and exciting instead. Treat your wedding gift list as a Heart’s Desire List – think about updating any existing homeware and include any gifts you’ve always wanted. Ensure you have enough gifts for your guests to choose from. It’s better to have too much on your Heart’s Desire List than too little. Also remember to include a wide selection of prices as friends and family may choose to club together to purchase a large item. When choosing Heart Gallery for your Heart’s Desire List, you can be certain we have a good team, polite and helpful to your requests and we have a wide choice available, with something to suit all budgets.  It’s always a good idea to include gift tokens so that if your guests can’t find anything they love on your Heart’s Desire List they can get our fabulous pewter Heart Gift Tokens and then you are able to pick what you like in your own time. If you honeymoon in New York then you could make sure that Clare Caulfield is high on your Heart’s Desire List to remind you of your time together: Heart Gallery also sells Clare’s prints of other famous cities and we always have a choice of about 6 originals either framed or just mounted.

'I DO' Wedding Show - Clare Caulfield limited edition print Times Square New York

‘I DO’ Wedding Show – Clare Caulfield limited edition print Times Square New York

Or you could chose something stylish for your home from our London boys, Dan Black and Martin Blum. These guys have numerous design awards under their belts and Heart Gallery is this area’s stockist of  their amazing products.

 

'I DO' Wedding Exhibition - Loop candelabra £18bra

‘I DO’ Wedding Exhibition – Loop candelabra £18

'I DO' Wedding Exhibition - Fruit loop £28

‘I DO’ Wedding Exhibition – Fruit loop £28

At Heart Gallery, you’ll find every gift exceeds your expectations, from practical and innovative products to the luxurious and indulgent. You can choose from quality, well-established design-led brands and endlessly stylish exclusive lines from some of the UK’s top designer/makers working in ceramics, glass, textiles, wood and wall art. With a price range to match anyone’s budget you will not be disappointed choosing Heart Gallery as the destination for your wedding guests.

 

'I DO' Wedding Exhibition - Natalie Vardey Pearl necklace

‘I DO’ Wedding Exhibition – Natalie Vardey Pearl necklace


So folks, I hope we shall see you on Valentines’ Day and if you know anyone who may be joining with another to celebrate the union of love this year then pass this info blog on to them. Heart Gallery is a destination 365 days of the year but on February 14th, 2010, Heart Gallery will be THE place to be if you are getting married, thinking of getting married or taking your commitment  to your partner to the next level and planning your civil ceremony. Resident at Heart Gallery on Valentines’ Day will be Sarah Mason a local wedding photographer, Sarah Jenkins confectioner, Clare Webster textile artist, Heather Wilson hat maker and Amanda Cox, Bex Bardon and other UK based jewellery designer/makers to discuss your requirements and of course you will also have the expertise of Heart Gallery staff at your disposal in an extremely relaxed environment.

See you soon, Alison xXx


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