Contact Silver Chains UK

Helen Quenet Owner of Silver Chains UK

Contact Silver Chains UK

 

Contact Silver Chains UK

Contact Silver Chains UK for more information.

Who runs this site?

I have had a somewhat unusual route into silversmithing and jewellery making! My first degree was in Psychology at Birmingham University and then I went on to do an MSc at Leeds. I worked for about 12 years in the NHS, primarily with people with drug and alcohol problems. At that time I had just started doing some work with beading, inspired by Janet Coles lovely designs.

When I had my children, I did freelance training and research for a while, then started a PhD in Art and Music Therapy. After the PhD I began to long to do something creative once more and enrolled on a silversmithing course. I never looked back and have been selling my work online since 2006.

 

What sort of jewellery do you like to make?

My design philosophy is, that as with cooking, you should use the best ingredients and let them speak for themselves. Touching jewellery and putting it on should be a sensuous experience as well as a visual one. I like simplicity in design and jewellery that is practical to wear. There are few things more irritating than getting necklaces, earrings and bracelets caught up in your jumper or hair! Quality is a is very important issue for me. Because of this I have my own hallmark at the London Assay Office. This is a guarantee of quality which goes back many centuries.

How do I contact you?

To contact Silver Chains UK about a custom made silver chain e-mail me.

 

Where can I see your other work?

To see my jewellery go to www.helenquenet.co.uk or www.stonesandsilver.co.uk