I have always had a passion for jewellery and started by making pieces using beads. After taking a foundation course in Art & Design, I went on to take a degree course in Jewellery & Metalwork at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College and graduated in 1999. I worked for several jewellery companies since graduating, including the Signet Group, but in 2009 I decided to start Mila Jewellery and work on my own designs.
After living on the Norfolk / Suffolk border for several years and taking a lot of my inspiration from nature and my surroundings, I recently moved to Kent where and I'm looking forward to exploring 'The Garden of England' and develping my designs.
All my jewellery is handmade in my own workshop. I enjoy using a range of materials to create my pieces. Some of my pieces are experimental and these are sold as one off pieces mainly at shows and craft fairs, and sometimes in the galleries that exhibit my work.
I am registered with the London Assay Office and so all my pieces are hallmarked where appropriate and stamped with my makers mark.
As well as my current collections I do also do a lot of commission work. From simple wedding bands and fingerprint jewellery, to melting down old jewellery to create a more wearable piece of jewellery to be enjoyed, whilst keeping the sentimental element. If there is anything you want to know or have an idea you want to discuss then please get in touch for a chat. I am always happy to offer some advice or an estimate with no obligation.