Meet the maker Nicola Hughes

Hi, I'm Nicky. Welcome to Spiral Fountain Jewellery. Based in Cumbria, Spiral Fountain Jewellery is home to quirky & elegant wire & chainmail jewellery. I can 'draw' an array of different items simply in the wire, which means the possibilities are limitless! For me, there's nothing more rewarding than breathing beauty into something as simple as wire.

Jewellery making started simply as a hobby some years ago but faced with juggling a professional job & kids & a difficult health problem, I began to wonder if I could turn my hobby into a business & spend more time working from home. Spurred on after winning first prize in a local agricultural show, Spiral Fountain Jewellery was finally born. It just goes to show what a bit of middle-aged rebellion can turn in to!

I'm very lucky to live in Cumbria as it is full of inspiration, with its mountains, lakes & expanse of sea. I love nature, especially all things furry & feathered! I am also passionate about history, particularly of Anglo-Saxon & medieval times, which lead to my passion for chainmail & adapting it to the current world. I have long admired the work of the Egyptians too & so this sometimes creeps into my work as well!

Want to know more? Read the April 2012 Edition of Creative Crafting magazine, which has featured my work.
Also featured in December 2012 (issue 48) of MAKING JEWELLERY MAGAZINE

I'm happy to create commissioned items so you can have jewelry made with meaning for you. Please just ask. Either use the Folksy message system or if you are unable to do this then email

You can catch up with me on Facebook at
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Payment is by PayPal and once payment has been received, orders will be sent within 3 working days. You can use a debit/credit card for a one-off payment on PayPal.

If you need an item urgently then please just let me know & I'll do my utmost to accommodate your request.


Postage to UK addresses will be sent First Class Royal Mail if under £45, Royal Mail Special Delivery if an order is over £45. Overseas will be sent Airmail for items £45 & under & Airsure for items over £45.
Any import taxes are the responsibility of the customer.

Jewellery items are sent in a gift box or gift bag.

Refunds are in accordance with standard Folksy policy.