Natalie Bryan's Profile

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I began designing and making jewellery about six years ago. It came about through my frustration in trying to find designs that I actually liked, were good quality and more importantly, that I wanted to wear. Much of the fashion jewellery that I saw in shops was either affordable and poor quality, or well made but out of my price range. It was then that I decided to enter the fascinating world of jewellery making!

The inspiration for much of my work comes from nature; organic shapes, soft lines and colours that match the seasons. I believe that just as nature mixes colours and textures, so should designers and creators of jewellery.

I enjoy using a range of materials in my work including Sterling silver, Murano glass, Millefiori and Cloisonné beads, Swarovski Crystal, pearl, semi-precious gemstones and vintage glass beads. I also enjoy using…

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  • Joined August 29, 2011

Favorite materials

Silver, wire, glass, semiprecious, Swarovski, Millefiori, pearl, smoky quartz, seed pods, Murano Glass, wood

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About

I began designing and making jewellery about six years ago. It came about through my frustration in trying to find designs that I actually liked, were good quality and more importantly, that I wanted to wear. Much of the fashion jewellery that I saw in shops was either affordable and poor quality, or well made but out of my price range. It was then that I decided to enter the fascinating world of jewellery making!

The inspiration for much of my work comes from nature; organic shapes, soft lines and colours that match the seasons. I believe that just as nature mixes colours and textures, so should designers and creators of jewellery.

I enjoy using a range of materials in my work including Sterling silver, Murano glass, Millefiori and Cloisonné beads, Swarovski Crystal, pearl, semi-precious gemstones and vintage glass beads. I also enjoy using what I call 'pre-loved' bead; beads that have existed in other jewellery but which don't quite qualify as vintage.

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