Helen Smith

Helen Smith / Tantrum Jewellery

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Field Bank House
Field (Nr Uttoxeter, Staffordshire)

Biography:

My vision is to create beautiful designs that are unique and stylish that people love to wear. I work in all precious metals and many

unusual cuts and types of stones and pearls producing one offs. I like to combine contrasting colours and materials using traditional  techniques with unusual finishes including black rhodium. I pay close attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship in all my work.

 My ‘full on glamour’ collection is inspired by the opulence and glamour of the 1950’s with its elegant fashion styling and calligraphy. I love the feminine silhouettes created by the fashion greats in that era and I aim to create sophisticated, timeless  pieces that remain objects of beauty for years to come. My designs have a contemporary feel for a modern day siren.

Specialist Techniques:

Forming
Stone Setting, grain flush, collect, pave
Soldering
Welding
Black Rhodium Finish
Fabrication
Piercing
Model/Pattern Making
Bespoke Design

Awards:

2010
- Lonmin Design Awards, Runner-Up
- Getting Started Business Course
2000
- British Jewellers' Association, 2nd Prize (Fashion Jewellery)

Education:

1996 A Levels in Art and Desig
1997 Diploma in Art & Design
2000 BA Hons Jewellery & Silversmithing (UCE)
2010 CAD Rhino Introduction

Apprenticeship at The Allen Brown Gallery
CAD training at 'The School of Jewellery', Birmingham
BA Hons in Silversmithing and Jewellery 'The School of Jewellery'

Publications:

2010
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The Journal (Midlands Magazine)
 - Staffordshire Living Magazine

2009
-  
Rhiwbina Living + Cardiff Life

2005
-
 The Journal
69 Magazine
- City Living, Birmingham


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    Infinity Ring

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    'Full on Glamour' - diamond swirl pendant

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    'Full on Glamour' swirl cuff pendant

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