- ABOUT -
Helen Cross Jewellery
Hello, I'm Helen Cross, a jewellery designer/maker based in the heart of Norfolk, UK. I make sterling silver jewellery for people who love the British countryside, and who want to wear designs which celebrate it’s beauty.
My sculptural contemporary jewellery is inspired by Norfolk, an area in the East of England made up of gently rolling fields, woodlands and waterscapes, edged by the sea and wrapped in open skies. My designs capture the calm and tranquillity of the countryside in pieces of sculptural jewellery that can be enjoyed every day and which connect the wearer to nature, always.
I make all my jewellery by hand in my tiny Norfolk studio, working with traditional hand tools. I begin each piece of jewellery with either flat sterling silver sheet or wire which I shape and form to create my 3D designs. Some of my designs are textured, some are shaped with hammers and others are pierced with a jewellers saw to cut out a design in the metal. In every piece I try to translate the sculptural forms found in nature onto metal, the essence of nature in it's simplest from which is wearable and tactile.
If you'd like to find out more about how I became a jeweller and started my small business you can read about my journey in my blog, it's called Dumpling - A Norfolk Jeweller Blog and you'll find it here.
Honours for Helen Cross Jewellery
Shortlisted design in national "Make your Mark" awards by The Goldsmiths Company, London 2016
Shortlisted design in national "Make your Mark" awards by The Goldsmiths Company, London 2019
Work featured in the British Library Christmas Gift Guide, 2022
Small Business Case Study for BIPC Norfolk and British Library Business and IP Centre, 2022/3
Selected for Small Business Britain Small and Mighty Business Support Programme, 2023