Emily Bedford

Emily Bedford

Hand Crafted Expressive Fine Jewellery

Biography

I work mainly in silver and gold and am fascinated by combining traditional techniques with modern technologies such as CAD. I endeavour to touch two ages to create a modern medieval aesthetic.

Emily Bedford creates beautifully designed individually hand made jewellery from her studio in London employing the expertise of Hatton Garden based master craftsmen/women and cutting edge technology. Her lifelong passion for music and many years of dance training shapes her jewellery to be lyrical and expressive with an evocative feel.
Her practise began in 1995 at Sir John Cass with a series of City and Guilds courses in Enamelling, Silversmithing and Jewellery Design/Manufacture. At her first open studio event in 2000 a Japanese department store ordered 50 pairs of solid gold earrings providing her with sufficient capital and confidence to embark on a full time venture. She considers herself to be heavily self taught as experimentation and advice from master craftsmen and women in the trade has informed much of her practise. Although perfection is an aspiration it is not the main motivation, rather it is the idea of evoking a feeling of nostalgia or of longing within the onlooker.

Services

Awards

Cockpit Arts Awards

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jewellery precious

Emily works with 18ct and 22ct gold and is highly experienced in using excellent quality responsibly sourced stones, diamonds and pearls.

jewellery non precious

Emily has had many years of experience working in sterling silver, resins, gold leaf, textiles, gold thread and mixed media creating non precious jewellery maintaining a strong sense of artistry.

products for men

Emily has created a collection of unisex signet rings. These can be customised and altered to suit metal preferences and stone choices.

weddings

Emily has worked within the wedding sector designing and creating bespoke rings for brides and couples either creating simple bands or producing elaborate engagement rings.

other crafts

Another discipline within the jewellery sector is that of repair and refurbishment. Emily is passionate about breathing life into heirloooms and antique piece whilst keeping faithful to the original item.