SeraphJewelleryStore

Curves and swirls in handmade jewellery from the UK.

Leeds, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2017

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SeraphJewelleryStore

Curves and swirls in handmade jewellery from the UK.

Leeds, United Kingdom | 437 Sales

Announcement    Welcome! thanks for visiting my store. Thank you so much for supporting my business. These are tough times for everyone! I hope you find something beautiful in my store to make your day - or someone else's!
I'm not accepting commissions currently but will do so after Christmas, so if there's something you'd like made, do get in touch in January and i would love to discuss working on it with you.
Please get in touch if you have any questions and i'll be happy to help.
Olivia

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Last updated on Dec 3, 2020

Welcome! thanks for visiting my store. Thank you so much for supporting my business. These are tough times for everyone! I hope you find something beautiful in my store to make your day - or someone else's!
I'm not accepting commissions currently but will do so after Christmas, so if there's something you'd like made, do get in touch in January and i would love to discuss working on it with you.
Please get in touch if you have any questions and i'll be happy to help.
Olivia

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About SeraphJewelleryStore

Sales 437
On Etsy since 2017

An unexpected series of events

I love jewellery. I will literally double-take if I walk past a jewellery shop or spot a piece I like being worn. Friends have to drag me out of shops full of shiny things.
Since I began making jewellery three years ago, my aim has been to create jewellery that is a delight to look at and to wear. Jewellery that puts smiles on faces and comes with a little bit of glee.

Being a bit eclectic in my tastes, my range of jewellery is quite diverse.
I offer pure and simple, graceful and elegant contemporary silver jewellery. If you prefer to keep one foot in a more romantic world, there are my timeless intricate wire-wrapped pieces.

If you would like a custom piece, I can bring a mixture of both, or something quite different. I love to work with clients to bring their ideas to life.

How I work
Most of my designing and making is done at my home in Leeds, though I have been known to sketch on trains and weave wire in waiting rooms!

I love to use ancient techniques to make jewellery from scratch, so, whilst I do use pre-made closures and ear hooks, all of my stone settings, ring bands and bracelets are made completely by hand. There is no glue in my work; stones are set in the same way they have been set for thousands of years.

Inspiration comes from architecture, nature, artists like Gaudi and Klimt, the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau, elfish and Moorish design. I am fascinated with the interplay of organic motifs with geometric design.

Copper has a lovely warmth to it and an earthiness. I like to use copper wire to create wire wrapped pendants and bracelets which have a romantic timeless quality.

Sterling silver (925) is beautiful, versatile and strong. I love creating different textures and finishes.

I use the gemstones I love; bright turquoise, rich amethysts and mysterious moonstones among them. These stones give flashes of colour, subtle beauty and a connection with the earth.

One-of-a-kind pieces often start with a gemstone I've fallen for and focus on showing it off and reflecting or playing with its visual themes. I enjoy wire wrapping free-form (irregular stones) because of the unique challenges involved.

Whilst at work, I often have my cat Figaro for company and my young daughter, Juliette loves to help with the polishing. I am full of ideas and sometimes find it hard to slow down and do one thing at a time.

If you would like to know a bit more of my story and how I came to be doing what I do, you can read about it below.


My Story
I started my working life in science and never expected to work in an artistic field, but if I look back over the years, I can see a trail of clues that lead to jewellery design and creation.

I've always loved making things and spent half my childhood with glue and scissors in my hand. I loved art at school and created my first jewellery at about 15 with a soldering iron and some electrical wire. I still have a wire wrapped pendant I made at 16, before I knew that wire-wrapping is a thing.

But then, the arty stuff got a little lost as I pursued careers in science and healthcare. There I would probably have stayed if it wasn't for a number of personal crises. I became so poorly that I had to leave my job.

The next few years were difficult and recovery was very slow. As well as my amazing family and friends, art and craft were important things that helped me through. I began by learning to paint, as I had always wished. Then, my projects got smaller and smaller; from huge paintings through to tiny embroidered birds, until I made my first pair of earrings.

That was the start of my jewellery adventure. I adored making tiny art! I loved being able to make jewellery. I taught myself wire wrapping and began a course in metal-smithing. I had found something I truly loved. Even better, other people loved my creations too.

I've continued my learning and loving of jewellery making ever since. Although I enjoyed my old career, it never 'fit' me like jewellery does. I don't miss the office one bit!

I hope my story might encourage anyone going through a tough time. It wouldn't be complete without mentioning the single biggest influence in my life: God. Without his loving care, I definitely wouldn't be where I am today.

Shop members

  • Olivia

    Owner

    I'm the owner/designer/maker at Seraph Jewellery Store and I'm a very happy lady because I get to do what I love! Making lovely jewellery for lovely people, with gorgeous metals and pretty gems is a great way to spend the day!

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Last updated on Jan 17, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Your jewellery should be stored in a clean dry place when not in use, preferably in a soft bag. But metal jewellery loves to be handled, and the best way to keep it shining is to wear it!

Most silver jewellery is easy to care for and can be returned to its original shine with a silver polishing cloth (available in most supermarkets)

Wire-wrap jewellery requires extra care, and should not be worn in bed, when swimming or doing messy jobs. Care should be taken when wearing open or loose weave fabrics.
You can clean your wire-wrapped jewellery with a small brush (like an old toothbrush) if it is dirty.

If you wish to remove excess tarnish from copper jewellery, you can purchase copper-cleaning fluid at a hardware store or supermarket.

What do I do if I wish to return an item?

If you wish to return an item, please let me know within 14 days of delivery. You will then have 30 days to return the item for a refund. Please ensure that the item is well-packaged as I cannot accept items that are damaged in the post. Unless, the item is faulty, you will need to pay for return postage.
Please note, I don't accept returns of personalised or customised items or earrings.

What should I do if my item doesn't arrive?

In the unlikely event that an order despatched using standard shipping services doesn't arrive within 28 working days of despatch, please contact me.
If your item has been shipped using a tracked service, please contact me after the estimated delivery time has elapsed, and I will use the tracking reference number to check on the whereabouts of the parcel.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Your jewellery will arrive in either a pretty organza or velvet bag or an attractive gift box. If you would like additional wrapping, please get in touch.

Custom and personalised orders

If you are purchasing a personalised item such as a stamped bracelet, please add your inscription in to the 'note to seller' section when you order. Please take note of the character allowance to be sure that your inscription will fit!

If you would like a special item made just for you, please select the 'Request Custom Order' option. I am happy to make custom changes to many of my items and would love to help bring your ideas to life. Prices are calculated according to the individual order.

What if I'm not happy with my purchase

If you are not entirely happy with your jewellery, do please contact me. I aim to provide both excellent quality jewellery and service, so I will do my best to put right any problems.

Please see above for more information about returns.