DonnaMarieJewellery

Lampwork Glass Beads and Sterling Silver Jewellery

Thrapston, England 1049 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (311)

DonnaMarieJewellery

Lampwork Glass Beads and Sterling Silver Jewellery

Thrapston, England | 1049 Sales

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Donna Marie Jewellery

Announcement    Donna Marie Jewellery brings you fresh lampwork glass bead and silver jewellery designs.
Bright, beautiful and precision made lampwork glass beads and fine silver jewellery. Custom order requests more than welcome.

Stockist and Wholesale opportunities available across the UK and Internationally. Contact me, Donna Marie, for more information.

Thank you for supporting me and my business this year!
Let's have a creative 2019.

Announcement

Last updated on 05 Mar, 2019

Donna Marie Jewellery brings you fresh lampwork glass bead and silver jewellery designs.
Bright, beautiful and precision made lampwork glass beads and fine silver jewellery. Custom order requests more than welcome.

Stockist and Wholesale opportunities available across the UK and Internationally. Contact me, Donna Marie, for more information.

Thank you for supporting me and my business this year!
Let's have a creative 2019.

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About DonnaMarieJewellery

Sales 1,049
On Etsy since 2015

From Canada to the garden shed, the life and times of Donna Marie jewellery

Whilst on a trip in Canada back in 2013 I stumbled upon a bead shop up high in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. I signed up to their lampwork bead class and it's safe to say the rest is history. I would then make my way up the mountain on the bus every day to practice. I created such a haul of beads that my luggage was over weight and I had to fill my pockets with spacer beads and pendants to come home!

Whilst finishing my Geography degree I became part of the University's Enterprise program and through that was able to finance the equipment needed to carry on creating. I set up in my Dad's garage at work over the summer which was fab, but it was drafty, had no lighting, and I had to share it with far too many spiders to count. So, the dream of the shed was born. The lawn mower was evicted and my scooter was sent to the charity shop and we started work. My father, the DIY hero, worked tirelessly putting in windows, insulation, laminate flooring (!) and redid the roof and now it's very swish. My mother was also incredibly patient whilst we dug up her beloved flower bed to lay the electrical wires down the garden. Safe to say, it's been a labour of love of which I am extremely grateful to my parents for their sacrificed weekends and endless hardwork. Now, I've expanded from lampwork beads to silver smithery too. We crammed another desk into the shed and I've taught myself how to hammer textures without flattening vital fingers, and the importance of soldering with your hair tied up...
2017 arrived and my boyfriend and I brought our first home. So, we had to start work on my new and upgraded lampwork studio. My boyfriend dug up the garden, levelled the ground, laid a concrete base, the studio was delivered and erected, my boyfriend then installed all of the electrics, and with the help of my parents we laid the floor, painted, boarded the walls, insulated the floor, built workbenches, and decked it out with fairy lights! I now have the perfect place to create all of your wonderful orders, and to host lampwork glass and silver jewellery workshops and classes

Lampwork is a technique whereby glass rods are heated in a flame at 1200 degrees and the molten glass is then manipulated into different shapes and forms. Because of the nature of the art form, it creates completely unique pieces as no two beads are the same. There are over 200 shades of glass and infinite combinations making it perfect for bespoke orders and especially wedding creations! Each glass has it's own personality and name whether it's the soft purple hues of 'Heffalump' or the bright yellow punch of 'School bus' which only adds to the individuality of the piece. The addition of the silversmithery creates a beautiful combination to the glass and adds yet more elements of personalisation. Each piece begins life as a sheet of sterling silver and is hand sawn, hammered and soldered into a design and creation. The silver can be personalised with initials, dates and birthstones making it the perfect timeless sentimental present. Please do drop me a line if you're interested in a piece being made especially for you, or if you're a bride to be and would like to see how I can add to your big day whether it be your own jewellery or bridesmaid presents, best men cufflinks of flower girl gifts!

I spent 2015 and 2016 travelling across the country exhibiting at events such as the Big Bead Show London, the NEC Hobbycrafts event, The Simply Christmas Show at the London ExCel, and the Handmade and Vintage Fair at The Centre:MK (my personal favourite!). From these shows I've learnt a lot about my presentation, displays and product ranges and developed my business. I've now dedicated my time to developing my website, my social media streams and my Etsy page and love bringing your ideas, creations and orders to life. During 2017 I focussed on establishing my Etsy baby, as well as getting my products stocked in some gorgeous independent stores and boutiques, whilst expanding my wholesale offering. I was lucky enough to be invited to write for the Bead and Jewellery magazine and have ran numerous classes in my new studio space.

I hope you enjoy nosing through my page and thank you for taking the time to support my business and my art.

Lovely to meet you,
Donna Marie xx

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  • Donna Marie Jewellery

    Owner, Owner

    Hello! I'm Donna Marie; owner and creator of Donna Marie Jewellery. I'm 24 and have been running my business for around two years whilst working part time as a special needs carer. Thank you for all of your support every purchase means the world! x

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