Beverly Bartlett handmade jewellery
If architecture, science and jewellery came together to make one profession then Beverly Bartlett would be the founder of it. With cutting edge designs all handmade with extreme detail and care, this is eye candy on another level.
Despite her background in biology, by studying plants and their diseases from following a Bio degree, you would think that metal-work is not at the forefront of her expertise, but it is never too late for a career change and with learning silver smithing at her local university, she built up the exquisite skill set to make stunning jewellery, all done by herself.
All of the pieces are 100% made by hand and in Sterling silver, without any cast or help from others, hence every item is unique in a small way, and after obtaining the second “Jewellers in Residence” at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell, her fusion of science and fashion has been explored further.
Bracknell says herself: “I love texture and the contrast this makes with a part in a piece which is perfectly smooth. I also like flowing lines as well as the accuracy of straight lines and I have two main ranges which demonstrate this: the ‘Ripple’ or ‘Waterfall’ range and the ‘Triform’ range where each piece has a triangle within the design.”
Most of the designs are curvaceous in some way, whether it’s a silver circle that has been bent inwards, or a long line of twisting silver, all of the designs are beautiful. They even stretch so far as to having a DNA pendant, possibly the closest resemblance to a chromosome that any silver necklace has ever got. Her newest range is exploring the crevices of nature, with gold leaves and flowers adorning silver, making them stand out as they naturally do in the world.
She also has a range of earrings for un-pierced ears; with most of the beautifully crafted jewellers isolating women who don’t have their ears pierced (apart from vintage Chanel), it’s refreshing to have a brand that does cater for this need, giving the same opportunity for glamour without forcing women to go through the paid – mild albeit.
This innovative combustion of technology and arts is much like any good combination in the world – no one would have thought that peanut butter and jam would go together, but in reality it’s a match made in heaven.
To view her collection click here.