Nicola Crawford tells a passionate story
Graduating with a BA (hons) in Silversmithing at the University for the Creative Arts, Nicola Crawford has turned her passion for jewellery design into stories of romance and love.
Crawford launched her jewellery brand in July 2011, which is inspired by her love of nostalgia. Using computer-aided design alongside traditional hand-making techniques created in her studio, each collection tells a story.
Since her debut collection “Lost Words – inspired by a letter written during the Second World War”, Crawford has created two more collections: With Love and The Secret Garden. All three collections are timeless and focus on three core feminine designs: pendants, rings and earrings.
Inspired by the lost art of letter writing, Lost Words, which is made up of the mixed letters of these words, Crawford created spherical pendants, rings and earrings in gold and sterling silver.
Crawford’s second collection With Love was created after Nicola stumbled upon a handwritten postcard dated 1908 in an antique store. Signed with love and kisses, this collection has a range of pendants with jumbled letters spelling out “with love” and “love”, and clusters of script-style kisses on rings and studded earrings.
True to Crawford’s nostalgic nature her latest collection is inspired by the children’s novel The Secret Garden, a novel she remembers from her childhood.
The collection that will be exhibited at Treasure in mid-June during London Jewellery Week includes rosebud-studded earrings, key pendants and ivy leaf rings.