Wearing the lariat necklace

Wearing the lariat necklace

One of my signature styles, the Lariat necklace, is revitalised with contemporary design cues and materials while retaining its timless ability to transform the drab into the striking. The lariat evolved from one of the oldest necklace designs: the rope necklace, a...
Making Designer Jewellery 

Making Designer Jewellery 

From the first shiver of inspiration to the last polish of a beautiful handmade necklace: there is a lot that goes into the making of any piece of handmade designer jewellery. That’s why I wanted to explain in a little more detail exactly what happens in the design,...
What is Contemporary Jewellery Design?

What is Contemporary Jewellery Design?

Contemporary jewellery design is the practice of making jewellery which is strongly rooted in the present; creating pieces which reflect our current cultures, attitudes to life and ways of working. What is considered contemporary will vary from person to person; alot...
Craft Meets Contemporary

Craft Meets Contemporary

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of working with Paulin on their new watch design Neo. Their goal was to build a completely handmade watch; combining contemporary materials and technology with the age old tradition of handmade jewellery making.  I hand dyed each...
Jewellery Classes at Helen Swan Jewellery School

Jewellery Classes at Helen Swan Jewellery School

Join Helen Swan in person at her Jewellery School. Take one of her jewellery classes for fun, to create, to make friends or to learn new skills. Available Classes Morning, afternoon or full day Catch up with Friends A fun way to catch up with up to five friends, this...
Innovator Business Award Finalist

Innovator Business Award Finalist

Helen Swan Jewellery Oh did I mention my nomination… Really pleased to be nominated then selected as one of three finalist from a hundred entrants throughout Scotland. SCOTTISH WOMEN IN BUSINESS Scottish Woman in Business, known affectionately by all as SWIB,...
Innovator Award Finalist

Innovator Award Finalist

INNOVATOR AWARD FINALIST Helen Swan Jewellery As a jeweller I get great pleasure in making my clients happy but it’s not often that I get formal recognition for my achievements, that is not what motivates me, but every now and again it’s really nice for...

3 IMPORTANT and INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT the GARNET in JANUARY

January- Birthstone Garnet By her who in this month is born No gem save garnets should be worn; They will ensure her constancy, True friendship and fidelity. Unknown Tiffany&Co. Pamphlet 1870. 3 Important and Interesting Facts about January’s Birthstone the...
SENTIMENTAL JEWELLERY

SENTIMENTAL JEWELLERY

SENTIMENTAL JEWELLERY Hi Helen I wanted to let u know I’m delighted with the earrings you designed for me, really lovely & very nice to wear. I hope your show went well Regards, Renee Bring your Past into the Present; The Circle of Life Do you have jewellery...

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