Below is a small list of hand-made jewellery sites in the UK in no particular order. This is useful whether you want inspiration or don’t have the time to make your own. These are just sites that I like, I am not being paid to list them here. I will add more when I find more that I like. If you know of a good hand-made jewellery site please contact me and I will check it out. Most of the sites below sell semi-precious gemstone and sterling silver hand-made jewellery.
This is my own handmade jewellery website. I particularly love working with sterling silver and integrating it with semi-precious gemstones, crystal and glass beads to create highly individual, hand-crafted pieces. The vast majority of my designs are carefully hand-crafted in the UK using materials sourced from around the world, including semi-precious gemstones, crystal beads, sterling silver and freshwater pearls. I create top-quality bracelets, necklaces and earrings, with many designs limited to a few pieces. I also act as a retailer for other leading brands including Designo and Ferroni by US designer Alan K.
Beautiful looking site, with a simple but effective design. The jewellery is handmade using semi-precious stones and sterling silver. There are quite a few one-of-a-kind pieces. I could imagine myself wearing any of the jewellery items on this site.
Lovely designs at reasonable prices. Every piece of jewellery on this site is unique. They use semi-precious stones, crystals and sterling silver in their pieces.
Professional looking site with simple, cute jewellery designs. They also sell other girly gift items, such as cards, gift boxes, chocolate and personalised gifts. Very easy to navigate and great for guys who don’t know what to get for their girlfriend/wife/sister/mother/aunt etc.
I absolutely adore her designs and the beads that she uses. She sells mostly bangles, but these are not traditional looking bangles. They are described on the site as brangles, a cross between a bracelet and a bangle. The colours that she used complements each other nicely and you will definitely get admiring comments if you buy one of these ‘brangles’. She also does commissions and you could get matching necklace and earrings as well. There is a loyalty scheme if you purchase two or more bracelets over a period of time, which is described in detail on the site.
This site sells woven beaded jewellery at extremely good prices considering the amount of time each piece must take to produce. Very nice examples of different types of bead stitching techniques. I think all the items are hand-made by the same woman. Postage is only £1.50 (UK posting only) for each item.
Kazuri sells handmade, hand-painted ceramic jewellery, which is made in Nairobi, Kenya. Every bead which goes to make up a necklace or bracelet is shaped by hand by one of the 200 local women employed by Kazuri. The beads are then kiln fired once, glazed and fired again before being strung. The late Lady Susan Wood founded Kazuri in 1975. Observing that many women in the villages around Nairobi were struggling single mothers, she and two Kikuyu women organised a ceramic workshop to teach them jewellery making skills. Kazuri, which means small and beautiful in Swahili, is Fair Trade. I particularly like the pebbles necklace with the polkadots. They give you a free pair of earrings when you purchase a necklace and matching bracelet together. There are a lot of colour options and prices are very reasonable.
A very nice and cleanly designed website, very easy to navigate. Raspberry-bloom sells hand-crafted jewellery at extremely reasonable prices. I particularly like their necklaces and jewellery mannequins (which are gorgeous and useful at the same time). P+P is free within the UK, plus they have free gift wrapping and if you subscribe to their mailing list (for free) you get 15% off your first order!