I discovered my love for fine jewellery whilst studying art and design at university; during this time I began to combine my interests in textiles and painting with jewellery design. Training and learning the traditional skills involved developed my appreciation for working in silver and gold. Later, working under Robert Feather, a jewellery designer in York, I further developed my craft. For over the last twenty years, I have worked in the jewellery and art profession, establishing and running The Saltbox Gallery and Workshop and most recently setting up for the second time, my own personal business Louise Dwyer Jewellery.
Specialised in commissioned work, I produce new bespoke designs, as well as re-modelling stones and adapting vintage or old jewellery to create new treasured pieces.
Private commissions for clients have been successful over many years and is important to the development of my design work.
My jewellery can be seen in galleries and online and is characterised by practical and classical designs, mixed with influences from the environment and natural world. I particularly like to work with gold, semi precious stones or diamonds, however, many of my pieces are made in gold and silver with texture, gold inlay or combined golds.
I wish to make jewellery that will last a lifetime.
I provide the following services:
Re-modelling and repairs
Diamond and semi-precious stones
Wedding bands and engagement rings - they are available in Platinum, 18ct and 9ct alloys and diamond set wedding rings are available set with diamonds
Design and make items from other jewellery that have a personal meaning.