Frances Jewell Bell Plus

“Sometimes classic, sometimes quirky, always unique.”

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About DevonJewells


I just love it............

I really enjoy designing & making things so I really care whether people enjoy wearing them. Although appearance is hugely important experience has led me to offer items that are practical as well as pretty. For example a friend is allergic to all metals & loves glass pendants on a cord. Being created just for her means makes it all the more special. And my Mum had limited eyesight so liked to feel as much as see jewellery, so I like to include bold pieces with lots of texture. Many people find clasps difficult, so I try to keep fastenings simple, too.

It all began about 12 years ago when I set my heart on a blue & gold beaded necklace. The shops had nothing even close to what I had in mind, so I found a bead shop, chose some beads & (after a bit of experimenting) had my necklace. People admired it, I made some in other colours & word got around. So I made more. It was a huge honour to be asked to make a bead necklace to match a friend's beautiful Ghanaian national dress. I made two to choose from & she bought both!

When I heard about "fine silver" & I couldn't wait to try it. I still love it's range & versatility. It works so well with another favourite thing, sea shells! Next I came across "microwave kilns" for fusing glass to use in jewellery. That didn't last long - I needed more space, so I treated myself to a small electric kiln. It has seen lots of use & proved very successful - but now I want more shelf space...............

After moving from London to North Devon I discovered just how much "jewellery stuff" I have awaiting my attention. Far too much! But (fortunately) I also have lots of notes, sketches & ideas also ready to come alive. And they will - all in good time. There has been a bit of a delay whilst my two young cats (mother & daughter) learned not to tip the bead boxes upside down at every opportunity..... They are now targeting bubble wrap!