My name is Jill Bell and I am a Jewellery Designer and Silversmith working in a workshop in London.
I have been a designer for over 30 years indulging my creative interests. I originally trained in fabric design and embroidery, creating many exciting and innovative pieces. From large textiles by machine and hand, to bags, beaded purses and jewellery. The love of jewellery led me to retrain in silversmithing. The design element of embroidery jewellery became one of my main interests, which gradually developed into a love of silver and gold jewellery design.
In 1998 I attended a local college for silversmithing, allowing me to learn many different skills and create a range of different pieces. With family commitments I had to leave the collage for a few years; not giving up I set up my own workshop and taught myself at home. For the last few years I have started attending a London collage allowing me to continue learning, share my knowledge, and entertain my interest.
My work is designed with organic movement and inspired by nature. I am very lucky that I have travelled the world, always taking my sketchbook and pencils with me. This has played a very important part in my designs helping me to learn more about different cultures and beliefs. The beauty and ever-changing colours of the seasons mean that the collections are continually evolving, stirring emotions evocative of the natural world.
Working in a range of different mediums including silver, gold, acrylic, and wood, I handcraft bespoke designs forging and manipulating the raw materials. I love incorporating semi precious stones, precious stones, and pearls into my work to naturally enhance each piece.
Please look in my shop and I hope you like what you see!