Hello! I’m Nadine and I started making jewellery in 2018. Well, to be honest, I started making jewellery a long time ago when I was a child with my Nan. We would make wire shapes and bright beaded necklaces for hours and hours. I started goldsmithing in 2018, though. Contrary to the name, goldsmithing isn’t just making jewellery in gold, it’s also making jewellery in silver too, however the title of silversmith relates to larger items, like plates and trophies.

Anyway, getting off topic there. Since becoming a goldsmith, I have fallen absolutely in love with it. I used to work in retail and in offices, without any real goal of what I wanted to do with my life in mind. I often say that making a decision on what you want to do for the rest of your life when you’re 18 and sitting your school exams is awful. There’s just too much happening in your life at that age and you don’t really know who you are or what the world is really like. Even though I made those wonderful beaded creations with my Nan when I was a child, I didn’t even know you could actually be a goldsmith when I was 18.

When I finished school, I went to college to complete an Arts degree and studied History and Literature. I didn't know what to do once I finished college and so I fell back on retail and eventually got a job in the civil service and hated it. Although my co-workers were all lovely, it just felt like the same thing, day in and day out. That was, until I was in a shopping centre and saw a jewellery fixing shop and thought to myself “how do you actually learn how to do that?”. I googled, found a school and well, as the cliché goes, the rest is history. I found the thing that I believe I was always meant to do.

My jewellery takes inspiration from all over. I am hugely inspired by history, finally putting my Arts degree to work, as well as my day-to-day surroundings like the beach and the night sky and of all things, psychology. The way in which we as humans interact with material objects is fascinating. We don’t see them as being merely material objects, we put hope and meaning into everything. A necklace is not just a necklace, it reminds you of a time period in your life or the person who gave it to you or the emotions you felt when you first opened the box and saw something sparkling. We go through life assigning meaning to everything and all of my designs have a special meaning to me. I hope they can have a special meaning for you, too.  

Thank you for taking an interest in me and my jewellery. I am, as I have been told often, an “over-sharer”, so if you get me started, there’s not much that will stop me. If you’d like someone to talk the ear off you about jewellery or history or psychology and everything in between, feel free to email me or send me a message on Instagram. I’m always happy to have a chat. I do hope you enjoy my website and my jewellery; I have put my heart and soul into them and I hope they bring you as much joy as they bring to me.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you! 


Nadine x