* Nicci Bethell England is a Registered Trademark*
I started jewellery/silversmithing in 2001 after completing several courses at West Dean College, with Sarah Macre and Barbara Christie. I fell in love with the whole process of creating and soldering from the first day and when I met Barbara, I knew it would only be the beginning as she was a true inspiration. Not only did we have the same nationality, we shared the love of designing pieces using unusual stones. Barbara invited me to continue my studies in London where she was the head of the Jewellery at Morley College and The Goldsmiths. I joined her classes for the next two years, and have never looked back.
Ever since then, I have been involved in several projects.
Kathy Cusack asked me to create pieces for her Haute Couture collection and I adored the idea of having to create jewellery in a totally different way. These new techniques I have been able to use further on.
One of my favourite commissions was being asked to make invitations in Brass for the book launch of the "Blue Bird, seven decades at sea", an amazing story of the restoration of the most incredible boat owned by Tara Getty. It was a privilege to be able to do something so different. Being commissioned by my friend Kos who makes the most amazing photographs of the sailing races Tara is involved with was again a whole new experience.
Creating jewellery for various Charities has become my latest passion. At this moment, a couple of designs are especially created to help build funds for the following organisations:
-The Tigris necklace for WildAid
-The Fleur Friendship bracelet, is linked to the wonderful James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund.
With every sale, a donation of £5 will be donated to the charities linked to the design.
For more information about the charities involved, click on the links below: