Hi, I am Barbara and I have designed and created the jewellery and accessories in The Brides Jewels to enable any bride to enhance her wedding day look with a timeless stylish elegance and her own individuality.
For many years I worked as a dressmaker in a busy bridalwear boutique and was always fascinated in the jewellery and accessories that were sold there, so I made up my mind to learn as much as I could about how to make my own designs. I started to make custom hair accessories and jewellery for customers and the experience of working in a bridal shop and meeting many brides face to face gave me a lot of very valuable knowledge.
To enable me to be confident in my designs and craftsmanship I attended a variety of classes and workshops and also completed a creative crafts course at a local college and gained a qualification in jewellery design and techniques.
My passion for designing and making jewellery motivated me to focus on my own business specialising in jewellery and accessories for a bride and members of her bridal party and so The Brides Jewels was created.
I love working with quality crystals and pearls and seeing the sparkle the crystals create and the beautiful lustre of the pearls. When I receive a delivery of crystals and pearls I can't wait to open the packages and start creating pieces that any bride will be delighted with.
I work from home in a first floor room overlooking my garden and the peaceful Staffordshire countyside. Having a first floor workroom can be quite distracting at times as I find myself looking out at my beautiful cottage garden and the scenic view. I am a passionate hands-on gardener and feel very fortunate having created a garden full of flowers and trees with so much wildlife that visits, nests or lives there.
Whether it is a single hairpin or an elaborate custom made hair piece my focus will always be on providing you with well designed, quality items and excelllent customer service.
Thank you for reading my story and if you have any questions or would like to discuss a custom design please use the contact me form and I will be happy to help.